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Weekly COVID-19 Update: Friday, January 29, 2020


From: Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Date: January 29, 2021


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From State Superintendent Tony Thurmond

As we wind down this last week of January, we were reminded to treat others with kindness as we participated in the annual Great Kindness Challenge®. I hope you found the activities achievable, but more importantly, I hope you found them valuable. My hope is that we can extend this beyond one week, as we need to generate forms of kindness as much as possible as we continue to unite as a whole nation.

Heading into the second month of the year, I want to draw your attention to Black History Month and the 2021 theme, The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. The theme is chosen by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), a national organization.

From the days of slavery to current times, the representation, identity, and diversity of the Black family has been an area of study in many academic disciplines; the focus of films, television, and literature; and the topic of social policy. The theme of family provides a unique opportunity to explore the African-American experience both past and present.

This year’s theme also takes on a higher degree of relevancy due to the pandemic. The impact and disruption the COVID-19 public health crisis has had on families—especially in Black and brown communities—has been a discussion point for local and national leaders.

Thank you for being the leader that shares Black History Month events with your students; we know how much acknowledgement and representation matters. You can view the virtual events happening throughout the month by visiting the ASALH web site External link opens in new window or tab. .

Announcements & News Releases

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Applications for Summer Meal Programs (January 29, 2021)

https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr21/yr21rel06.asp

Steps to College 2021 Event and Scholarship Opportunity (January 28, 2021)

https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/el/le/yr21ltr.asp

Creating Solutions for Closing the Digital Divide Task Force Meeting (February 2, 2021, at 10 a.m.)

Join Superintendent Thurmond, Senator Connie Leyva and members of the Closing the Digital Divide Task Force for the first task force meeting of the new year.Internet connectivity continues to a major issue facing our students during distance learning and for our communities as they struggle to access the internet for vital services, such as tele-health. We will have presentations by three legislators who have introduced bills to address broadband issues as well as an announcement of a competition to spur innovation in this area.

The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live on the CDE Facebook page External link opens in new window or tab. .

Program Updates

Educator Excellence and Equity Division

California MTSS School Climate Funding Available

Through the Scaling Up Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (SUMS) grant, the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), in partnership with UCLA and Butte County Office of Education, is offering a new grant funding and training opportunity for school sites. The School Climate Pilot Subgrant is intended to support school sites to evaluate their school conditions and create the systemic change needed to improve outcomes for all learners.

OCDE will award 21 schools with funding up to $150,000.00 in order to provide stipends/release time for educators who participate and complete the online CAMTSS Pathway Certification course within an 18-month period. All sites will be provided with a coach to support the work for the next two years. Schools will be able to train their entire staff and become certified in their knowledge based on their particular role in the school. This will allow schools to fully implement the CA MTSS framework and leverage it to improve school climate and conditions. Each school site administrator will be provided a coach to assist in the planning and implementation of the CA MTSS Pathway Certification for schools. Grant awardees must commit to ensuring a minimum of 90 percent of their school staff complete the course within an 18-month period and agree to becoming a CA MTSS Pathway Certification for Schools Demonstration Site.

Twenty-one school sites, representing the seven California Geographic Lead Areas, will be selected. Awardees from each area will include one elementary, one middle school, and one high school.

Application must be completed by February 12, 2021. For questions, please email camtss@ocde.us or call at 714-966-4406.

Free Suicide Prevention Training Available: LivingWorks Start

The California Department of Education, San Diego County Office of Education, and LivingWorks encourage middle and high school staff and students to complete the 90- minute LivingWorks Start Suicide Prevention Online Training Program. The program helps participants learn to recognize when a young person might be experiencing emotional distress or having thoughts of suicide and teaches them how to connect youth to professional help.

Youth who complete the LivingWorks Start Program will be empowered to recognize behaviors in others that could indicate emotional distress or thoughts of suicide and know how to connect them to professional help. We encourage as many middle and high school students and staff as possible to complete the training. You can access this free training at https://www.lwyouthsummit.com/access-training.

Special Education Division

California Youth Leadership Forum 2021

The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Virtual Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF). Please provide this information to any organizations and contacts you have that work with youth to help us get a diverse and qualified group of applicants.

YLF is a six-day summer self-advocacy and leadership development program for students with disabilities, including post-YLF workshops after the weeklong event (workshop dates and times to be determined). The 2021 YLF is scheduled for July 11–16 virtually using the Zoom platform. All reasonable accommodations expenses are sponsored through a public-private partnership.

Students must complete an application, write an essay, and provide letters of recommendation. Students will also be interviewed by a YLF partner team in their local communities. This is a competitive process, and not all students will be selected. Applicants must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors during the 2020–21 school year ending by June 30 to be eligible to apply.

YLF applications must be completed electronically and emailed to YLF@dor.ca.gov. The deadline to apply is January 29, 2021.

The 2021 application and related documents, including an outreach flyer, can be found at https://www.dor.ca.gov/Home/YLF.

For additional questions, contact the CCEPD office at 855-894-3436 or YLF@dor.ca.gov.

Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG): Special Education

The CDE; the California Collaborative for Excellence in Education (CCEE); and the EWIG Special Education grantee, Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), have partnered to support educators across the state to learn new techniques addressing the unique challenges teachers and students are facing.

These organizations have created a Padlet with resources that include links to webinar series, recommendations on remote design, video assessments in the virtual class, lesson planning guides, and more.

The Padlet is available at https://padlet.com/jlevine_CAST/CCIL.

For more information on this resource, contact Shamryn Coyle, Director, California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy, at scoyle@cast.org.

Multilingual Support Division

Newsletters

The Multilingual Support Division (formerly English Learner Support Division) is publishing two newsletters during the COVID-19 school closure: the Distance Learning Parent Newsletter and the Multilingual Updates Newsletter. These newsletters are published monthly.

The January Multilingual Updates Newsletter covers the COVID-19 response; the California State Board of Education meeting; federal updates; world languages; and new resources, publications, and webinars. The January Distance Learning Parent Newsletter provides resources for parents and families on the importance of the home language, an upcoming webinar, and new information on the CDE Free StreamingVideo Subscription Service.

To read the newsletters, go to the CDE Multilingual Updates Newsletters web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/elnewsletters.asp.

Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG): English Learner Roadmap (ELR) Implementation

The two EWIG ELR grantees, Californians Together (CalTog) and the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE), are available to bring research-based strategies and resources to administrators and educators in order to dramatically accelerate and improve multilingual academic opportunities and outcomes for English learners across California.

For more information about CABE’s Multilingual California Project (MCAP) (https://mcap.gocabe.org/) and CalTog’s English Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systemic Excellence (EL RISE!) (https://www.californianstogether.org/el-rise/), please visit the CDE Educator Workforce Investment Grant: EL Roadmap Policy Implementation web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/rm/ewigelrmpolicy.asp. The Upcoming Webinars section below includes details on upcoming EL RISE! and MCAP webinars.

MCAP Innovations

Between February and July 2021, LEAs can explore eight research-based Professional Learning Innovations offered by CABE and five county offices of education. Based on the initial identification of equity gaps through the Liberatory Design framework, LEAs will learn how to implement key Professional Learning Innovations (supporting Principles 1 and 2 of the EL Roadmap) to address gaps in EL opportunities and achievement across the PK–16 pipeline.

For questions regarding MCAP Innovations, please visit the MCAP Innovation Offerings web page at https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-page/ or email MCAP staff at mcap@gocabe.org.

Dual Language Teacher Academy: This program includes two modules that will prepare dual language teachers and their colleagues with higher levels of academic Spanish and the pedagogical practices to teach in and support a Spanish dual language program. All modules are aligned with the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, 3rd edition, and the California English Learner Roadmap. For session and registration information, please visit the web page dedicated to this innovation at https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation1-dlta/.

Parent & Family Engagement Leadership Building Multilingual and Multicultural Communities: This program includes four modules that build leadership capacity in families and draw upon community funds of knowledge to inform, support, and deepen relationships in a multicultural and multilingual community. For session and registration information, please visit the web page dedicated to this innovation at https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-parent-family-engagement-leadership-building-multilingual-and-multiculural-communities/.

Bilingual Teacher Pathway: This program includes six webinars for bilingual paraprofessionals in California who are interested in becoming bilingual teachers. Online courses that act as prerequisites to the credential program and/or exam support are offered. For session and registration information, please visit the web page dedicated to this innovation at https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-bilingual-teacher-pathway/.

Dual Language Preschool: In partnership with the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Office (FCSS), First 5 Fresno County built the Lighthouse for Children. This center serves as a demonstration site and innovation lab for early childhood professionals and students by offering observation areas and on-site training opportunities to learn about the program’s approach to high-quality care and utilization of a blended-funding model as well as a dual-language preschool class. In addition to offering opportunities to observe our program, FCSS will be offering five professional learning modules for those interested in designing a high-quality dual language preschool program and best practices for developing language in our early learners. For session and registration information, please visit the web page dedicated to this innovation at https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-dual-language-preschool-preschool-early-literacy-development/.

Project Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD): The Project GLAD National Training Center has provided exemplary training for educators both nationally and internationally, resulting in increased student access to quality education and high levels of success. Educators, coaches, and administrators develop deep cognition through well-designed lessons that build upon biliteracy, second language acquisition, and reading and writing research. For session and registration information, please visit the web page dedicated to this innovation at https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-project-glad/.

Special Education In Multilingual Settings: This program provides educators, including site and district EL specialists, with strategies to support English learners with disabilities in any instructional setting and develop Individualized Education Plans with linguistically appropriate goals. These sessions will highlight connections to the California EL Roadmap and the California Practitioner's Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities. For session and registration information, please visit the web page dedicated to this innovation at https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-special-education-in-multilingual-settings/.

Writing Redesigned for Innovative Teaching and Equity (WRITE): This innovation focuses on an equity-centered, culturally and linguistically responsive K–12 instructional literacy approach in English and Spanish. This national academic excellence model for professional development supports schools and districts to implement an approach to prepare students for college, career, and civic participation. For session and registration information, please visit the web page dedicated to this innovation at https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-writing-redesigned-for-innovative-teaching-and-equity-write-institute/.

Language Development Through Science: This innovation focuses on supporting Elementary K–6 educators with strategies to provide language instruction through science. For session and registration information, please visit the web page dedicated to this innovation at https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-language-development-through-science/.

Student Achievement and Support Division

On September 16, 2020, Senate Bill (SB) 820 was signed into law. Among other things, Section 57 of SB 820 required that the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, in consultation with the executive director of the state board, update the template and instructions for the Annual Update of the 2021–22 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) to include both the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan and the 2019–20 LCAP by January 31, 2021.

The Annual Update has been posted and is now available to download on the CDE Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Template web page.

As a reminder, the California Department of Education will be hosting a Tuesdays @ 2 Webinar on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 2 p.m., to review the LCAP and Annual Update Templates and Instructions for the 2020–21 school year. Zoom information is posted on the CDE Tuesdays @ 2 web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/lc/tuesdaysat2.asp, and advance registration is required.

Should you have any questions related to this subject, please contact the Local Agency Systems Support Office by email at lcff@cde.ca.gov.

Webinars - Recap and Upcoming

Webinar Recaps

Designing for Literacy Development in the Hybrid Classroom Webinar Series
Session #1: Becoming Expert Readers and Writers (December 14, 2020, 3 to 4 p.m.)

Having a clear vision of what successful readers and writers do is essential to designing educational experiences to get them there. In this session, we will use the concept of an expert learner to craft a vision of what we are trying to achieve in our classroom. Use this session to set goals for your own practice and choose a place to start in supporting learners to become expert learners.

Webinar recording available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgJU5phsIr8&feature=youtu.be

Pursing Equity for Black Students in K–12 Education: Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability Thought Leader Conversation (TLC) Series

The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) continues to host this webinar series that centers the conversation of race and disability across the national landscape through their TLC series.

Session #1: Foundational Session on How Systems Got Here (November 10, 2020)

This session is focused on understanding the reasons for long-standing inequitable learning conditions and outcomes for Black students who are, or may be, identified as having disabilities. Moreover, the session will focus on increasing awareness within and among state and local educational agencies about the importance of the intersection of race/ethnicity and disability when working to improve outcomes for Black students with disabilities. The final objective is to identify the systemic beliefs, policies, procedures, and practices that contribute to racial inequities for Black students who are, or may be, identified as having disabilities.

Webinar recording available at https://vimeo.com/478031131

Presentation slides available at https://ncsi.wested.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/NCSI-TLC-Foundational-Session.pdf

Session #2: Focusing on Equity-Driven Culturally Responsive Data Literacy (December 15, 2020)

This session is focused on understanding what equity-driven, culturally responsive data literacy looks like and thinking about the role of data from a different perspective. Moreover, exploring strategies and resources for collecting, analyzing, and making meaning of data to achieve equity for Black students with disabilities or those who may be (mis)identified as having disabilities is discussed.

Webinar recording available at https://vimeo.com/491646209#t=7m35s

Presentation slides available at https://ncsi.wested.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/NCSI_Pursuing_Equity_for_Black_Students_in_K-12_Education_TLC_Data_Literacy_Session.pdf

If you are having trouble with any of the recording links, please contact Tanner Petry (tpetry@wested.org) for assistance.

Upcoming Webinars:

Reclassification of English Learners with Disabilities (February 1, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon)

Intended outcomes:

  • Review English language proficiency assessments for English learners with disabilities.
  • Discuss the use of California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Accessibility tools for English Learner Performance Assessment for California (ELPAC) administration.
  • Explore the three pathways to reclassification for English learners with disabilities.

Registration for this event can be found on Imperial County Office of Education’s Training Opportunities web page at https://www.icoe.org/selpa/el-swd/training-opportunities. For more information on this webinar, contact Brenda Sandoval, Office Technician, at bsandoval@icoe.org.

Creating Solutions for Closing the Digital Divide Task Force Meeting (February 2, 2021, at 10 a.m.)

Join Superintendent Thurmond, Senator Connie Leyva and members of the Closing the Digital Divide Task Force for the first task force meeting of the new year.Internet connectivity continues to a major issue facing our students during distance learning and for our communities as they struggle to access the internet for vital services, such as tele-health. We will have presentations by three legislators who have introduced bills to address broadband issues as well as an announcement of a competition to spur innovation in this area.

The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live on the CDE Facebook page External link opens in new window or tab. .

Launching a Learning Hub: Best Practices for Foster Youth, American Indian Youth, and Students Experiencing Homelessness (February 2, 2021, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)

The Student Achievement and Support Division Integrated Student Support and Programs Office is partnering with the Marin County Office of Education, Sacramento City Unified School District, Schools on Wheels, and the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians to highlight resources and guidance for launching learning hubs. The webinar will be on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

During this webinar, the CDE will share current resources available to help local educational agencies (LEAs) and organizations establish learning hubs. This webinar will also include a panel presentation where LEAs/agency panelists will share the process of creating their learning hub, successes/challenges, and best practices for foster youth, American Indian youth, and students experiencing homelessness.

Details and event information are included below. If you have any questions, please contact the CDE’s Foster Youth Team by email at fosteryouth@cde.ca.gov.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85373007309

Meeting ID: 853 7300 7309

Passcode: 193568

“Say Something” Webinar (February 10, 2021, at 3 p.m.)

Please plan to join the CDE and Sandy Hook Promise for a 45-minute session to pick up some tips and learn how to plan and implement high-impact engaging student activities during Say Something Week in March. The CDE is partnering with Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization, to offer the Say Something training at no cost to schools. Say Something trains students to identify warning signs when their peers may harm themselves or others. Register for this free event at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElfu-rpjgvE9Vg-6JIbJOS9QpYfv30rCr5. Contact Hilva Chan at hchan@cde.ca.gov for more information.

An Introduction to the CDE California Practitioners’ Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities (February 10, 2021, from 1 to 3 p.m.)

Participants will learn about:

  1. Identification of English learners and MTSS
  2. Pre-referral, Referral, and Individualized Education Program Processes
  3. Educational Programs and Instructional Strategies
  4. Exit from Special Education Services
  5. Reclassification from English learner Status

Registration for this event can be found on Imperial County Office of Education’s Training Opportunities web page at https://www.icoe.org/selpa/el-swd/training-opportunities. For more information on this webinar, contact Brenda Sandoval, Office Technician, at bsandoval@icoe.org.

A Nine-Step Process for Determining Where, When, & How to Address IEP Goals for English Learners with Extensive Support Needs (February 23, 2021, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.)

Participants will:

  1. Acquire knowledge of a structured and systematic process employed by educators and families who are most successful in meaningfully addressing IEP goals of students, particularly students with extensive support needs, in home and inclusive school environments.
  2. Be given access to tools and resources to facilitate their implementation of the nine-step process.
  3. Be provided best practice indicators for self-assessing their current level of this process.

Registration for this event can be found on Imperial County Office of Education’s Training Opportunities web page at https://www.icoe.org/selpa/el-swd/training-opportunities. For more information on this webinar, contact Brenda Sandoval, Office Technician, at bsandoval@icoe.org.

Designing for Literacy Development in the Hybrid Classroom Webinar Series
Session #3: Engaging in Literacy (February 8, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m.)

Supporting learners to be active readers and writers takes intentional planning. Learners must feel invested in their own learning and be able to maintain their effort and persistence in sometimes difficult circumstances. Use this session to design options for sustained engagement in your literacy program.

Registration for this event can be found on CAST’s Webinar Registration web page at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZGQ1g4SVRoeIooelhi8kgQ

Session #4: Executive Functions (March 8, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m.)

Changes in our learning context can create barriers to our own executive functions. The skills we have developed in the face-to-face classroom often may not be sufficient to manage this new environment. Use this session to support and build your learners’ executive functions so they can be strategic in their literacy learning.

Registration for this event can be found on CAST’s Webinar Registration web page at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ut-Iv2nHQ1iWwV2Ghlygnw.

Session #5: Building Comprehension (April 12, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m.)

Supporting learners to make meaning of and connect to rigorous texts can be even more of a challenge in the hybrid environment than in a traditional classroom. Use this session to consider practices that help learners take information and make it meaningful and usable knowledge.

Registration for this event can be found on CAST’s Webinar Registration web page at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EBpc9Q1hQUG4n8trD6gYoA.

Session #6: Expression and Communication (May 10, 2021, from 3 p.m.) to 4 p.m.)

Learners are more likely to take academic risks when they see varied models of success and know there are many paths they can take to demonstrate their skill. Use this session to design unique ways for learners to communicate learning and express their abilities.

Registration for this event can be found on CAST’s Webinar Registration web page at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BYTfpjw3SkKi9RVeEcVaXQ.

Session #7: Reflection and Goal-Setting (June 14, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m.)

The move to hybrid literacy instruction has revealed barriers to literacy learning that may have always been there, but for which we now need to plan more intentionally. What have you learned from this past year? What do you want to continue to do next year? Use this session to reflect and plan for your literacy instruction moving forward.

Registration for this event can be found on CAST’s Webinar Registration web page at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZigoHXHuSWSby2UdyHztkg.

For more information on this webinar series, contact Aaron Christensen, Education Programs Consultant, CDE Special Education Division, at SEEWIG@cde.ca.gov.

Pursuing Equity for Black Students in K–12 Education: Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability TLC Series

The NCSI continues to host this webinar series that centers the conversation of race and disability across the national landscape through their TLC series.

Session #3: Stakeholder and Family Engagement (February 16, 2021, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET)

Registration for this event can be found on the WestEd NCSI Thought Leader Conversation Series web page at https://ncsi.wested.org/news-events/thought-leader-conversation-series/.

Registration for the below TLC events will be provided in the near future.

  • Session #4: Research-Informed Practice (May 18, 2021, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET)
  • Session #5: Systems Conference (July 18, 2021, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET)

Information on this webinar series and additional resources can be found on the WestEd NCSI Pursuing Equity web page at https://ncsi.wested.org/resources/pursuing-equity/.

CDE Integrated and Designated English Language Development (ELD) Video Series Webinar Series
Session #2: Engaging in Professional Learning Using the Grades Nine Through Twelve ELD Videos (February 2, 2021, 3:30 to 5 p.m.)

The CDE Multilingual Support Division, with the support of the Region 15 Comprehensive Center at WestEd, will host a series of webinars on the CDE Integrated and Designated ELD Video Series. The webinars are designed to engage the field and support educators in incorporating the ELD Video Series in professional learning settings.

The recording of the first webinar in the series will be posted at a later date.

To register for the second webinar in the series, go to http://bit.ly/CDE-EL-Video-Feb2.

CDE Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice Webinar Series
Session #2: Chapter 1: The Power and Promise of California’s Multilingual Learners—A Deeper Dive for Administrators and Teachers New to the Field (February 17, 2021, 3:30 to 5 p.m.)

The CDE Multilingual Support Division, with the support of the Region 15 Comprehensive Center at WestEd, will host a series of webinars on the new CDE publication, Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice. The webinar series is designed to engage the field and support educators in incorporating the publication in professional learning settings. The publication chapter authors will be the featured presenters for each webinar.

The recording of the first webinar in the series will be posted at a later date.

To register for the second webinar in the series, go to https://bit.ly/CDE-EL-Feb-17-21.

EL RISE!: ELD for Elementary Teachers and Administrators Institute (in partnership with Sobrato Early Academic Language)

These four sessions, with embedded pre-work, will support teachers in designing responsive designated ELD lessons that build upon students’ knowledge across the disciplines. Teachers will expand their understanding of backward planning to identify English learners’ strengths and needs to provide targeted language instruction. Scaffolds and supports presented in these sessions include language functions, graphic organizers, differentiated frames, language transfer strategies, and formative assessments that ensure students to effectively engage with complex texts and tasks.

To support deep learning and application of concepts, the county office of education will facilitate two Communities of Practice (CoPs) to develop a network of practitioners in order to engage in discussing, sharing, applying, and reflecting best practices to build a repertoire of resources and ideas that apply to your local context. These CoPs will take place in between synchronous learning sessions.

For more information on these professional development opportunities or to register, please contact your local County Office of Education (see below) or Dr. Margarita Gonzalez-Amador, EL RISE! Project Administrator, at info@elroadmap.org.

Riverside (January 21, February 10, March 3, and April 6, 2021)

Contact Lisa Winberg, Administrator, at lwinberg@rcoe.us

Santa Clara (January 28, February 25, March 18, and April 27, 2021) Contact Yee Wan, Ed.D., Director of School Climate, Leadership, and Instructional Services Department at yee_wan@sccoe.org

Santa Cruz (January 13, February 3 and 24, and March 13, 2021)

Contact Sofia Sorensen, Multilingual Coordinator, at ssorensen@santacruzcoe.org

Tulare (January 25, February 18, April 8, and May 6, 2021)

Contact Alesha Moreno-Ramirez, Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, at alesha.ramirez@tcoe.org

EL RISE!: Leading School Improvement with English Learners at the Heart: The English Learner Roadmap for Administrators Strand of Five Modules (in partnership with Californians Together)

This series of five modules (over a two-year period) is designed to support district and site administrators as they take up the challenge of enacting the comprehensive EL Roadmap Policy. Each module of the Leadership/Administrator Strand involves participants in specifically examining their role in leading improvement processes and supporting evidence-based practice and results in a plan for inquiry and implementation to pursue before the next module. Each module also provides a volume of the EL Roadmap Administrators Toolkit with tools, readings, resources, and activities.

For more information on these professional development opportunities or to register, please contact your local County Office of Education (see below) or Dr. Margarita Gonzalez-Amador, EL RISE! Project Administrator, at info@elroadmap.org.

Kern COE (January 22 and 29, March 24, and April 9, 2021)

Contact Lisa Vargas, Title III/EL Coordinator, C & I, Accountability, at anvargas@kern.org

Los Angeles (January 28, February 17, and March 10 and 23, 2021)

Contact Mirna Miranda-Welsh, Coordinator II/Title III EL Specialist, at Miranda-Welsh_Mirna@lacoe.edu

Riverside (January 21, February 10, March 3, and April 6, 2021)

Contact Lisa Winberg, Administrator, at lwinberg@rcoe.us

Sacramento (January 26 and 29, February 16, and March 12, 2021)

Contact Graciela Garcia-Torres, Curriculum Specialist, at gtorres@scoe.net

Tulare (January 20 and 27, March 2, and April 29, 2021)

Contact Alesha Moreno-Ramirez, Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, at alesha.ramirez@tcoe.org

Structuring District and School Site Support for Newcomer Students (in partnership with Californians Together)

Every year, at all points in the school year, immigrant students enroll in California schools as newcomers. These newly arrived students from other nations enter our schools with a set of unique needs. This workshop, designed for site and district administrators and EL directors/coordinators, provides an overview of who these newcomers are and their needs and effective school and district responses. Learn about newcomer program models, supporting effective instruction, approaches to assessment and placement, and creating safe havens. Tools and resources will be provided for inquiry, planning, and strengthening services.

For more information on these professional development opportunities or to register, please contact your local County Office of Education (see below) or Dr. Margarita Gonzalez-Amador, EL RISE! Project Administrator, at info@elroadmap.org.

Contra Costa (February 11 and February 25, 2021)

Contact Sonia Trujllo, EL Specialist Coordinator, Title III, Region IV, at strujillo@cccoe.k12.ca.us

Sacramento (February 3 and March 3, 2021)

Contact Graciela Garcia-Torres, Curriculum Specialist, at gtorres@scoe.net

Santa Clara (February 24 and March 17, 2021)

Contact Yee Wan, Ed.D., Director of School Climate, Leadership, and Instructional Services Department at yee_wan@sccoe.org

Tulare (March 18 and May 3, 2021)

Contact Alesha Moreno-Ramirez, Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, at alesha.ramirez@tcoe.org

English Learner Roadmap 101 for Parents and Families (in partnership with Sobrato Early Academic Language)

Families play a crucial role in the success of their children’s academics. Ensuring they are informed about the English Learner Roadmap will serve as an important bridge to foster stronger school relationships, personal investment, and robust implementation of the English Learner Roadmap. In this session, district and school site personnel will be prepared to deliver English Learner Roadmap workshops to their families so they are:

  • Familiar with the English Learner Roadmap context, policy, and principles
  • Poised to understand their role in effective implementation of the English Learner Roadmap at their child’s school.

All print and media resources will be provided, in English and Spanish, so district and school site personnel are able to empower families to support schools in centralizing the needs of English learners.

For more information on these professional development opportunities or to register, please contact your local County Office of Education (see below) or Dr. Margarita Gonzalez-Amador, EL RISE! Project Administrator, at info@elroadmap.org.

Kern COE (March 11, 2021)

Contact Lisa Vargas, Title III/EL Coordinator, C & I, Accountability, at anvargas@kern.org

Los Angeles (February 23, 2021)

Contact Mirna Miranda-Welsh, Coordinator II/Title III EL Specialist, at Miranda-Welsh_Mirna@lacoe.edu

Santa Clara (April 26, 2021)

Contact Yee Wan, Ed.D., Director of School Climate, Leadership, and Instructional Services Department at yee_wan@sccoe.org

San Diego (March 8, 2021)

Contact Izela Jacobo, Coordinator, at izela.jacobo@sdcoe.net

San Mateo (April 22, 2021)

Contact Erica Ng, EL Coordinator, at eng@smcoe.org

Ventura (May 13, 2021)

Contact Leticia Ramos, Director, English Learner and Dual Language, at leramos@vcoe.org

Questions:   California Department of Education | COVID19@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Monday, February 1, 2021
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