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Weekly COVID-19 Update: Friday, February 5, 2021


From: Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Date: February 5, 2021


All Coronavirus (COVID-19) SSPI Communications

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From State Superintendent Tony Thurmond

This has been an eventful week full of many promising updates regarding our state’s progress in rolling out vaccines and COVID-19 cases declining. These developments give us much-needed hope at a time when many Californians are tired, anxious, and uncertain about what’s ahead. There are no easy choices presented as we navigate a global public health crisis, but my team remains committed to working with all partners toward a safe return to in-person learning and supporting students and educators with their immediate health, safety, and learning needs.

Among those critical needs—now and well into the future—is universal access to high speed internet connectivity. This week I was proud to launch an exciting new opportunity, the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians. As many as one million students still lack internet connectivity, and this new challenge is designed to inspire the public and private sectors’ most ambitious innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and creative problem solvers to develop technology and strategic partnerships that will not only help learners right away, but remove barriers to success long after the pandemic is over.

More details about the California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge will be announced soon, but any interested parties are encouraged to email innovationchallenge@cde.ca.gov.

There is no question that when we stay focused on what we can do together, we can get through any challenge together.

Announcements & News Releases

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces $1 Million Competition to Spur Innovation that Closes the Digital Divide for California Students, Educators and Families (February 2, 2021)

https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr21/yr21rel07.asp

Medi-Cal 101 for School and District Leaders: Financing School Mental Health Using Medi-Cal (February 23, 2021, at 10 a.m.)
This webinar will provide an overview of what school and district leaders need to know about Medi-Cal and discuss different models, examples, and action steps of how districts in California integrate Medi-Cal funded mental health services into school settings. Implementation challenges, lessons learned, and resources will also be shared. The webinar is sponsored by Project Cal-Well and provided in partnership between the CDE, the California Department of Health Care Services, California Children's Trust, and WestEd. Register at https://wested.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2QY73nJ2RAyLwecdhtUFkg.

Program Updates

Curriculum Framework and Instructional Resources Division
Math Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee

At its meeting on January 22, 2021, the Instructional Quality Commission reviewed the draft Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Mathematics Framework) and approved it for the first 60-day public review period. The draft Mathematics Framework as well as the public input survey will be posted on the Math Framework web page on February 8, 2021. You may also visit this web page to learn more about the 2021 revision of the Mathematics Framework. Please send comments and questions about the Mathematics Framework to the MATHFRAMEWORK@cde.ca.gov mailbox.

Special Education Division
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA): Preschool During the Pandemic Series

This series, a project by ECTA and produced by Larry Edelman, shares the experiences of practitioners and families from across the country and illustrates how the fields of early education and early childhood special education are successfully supporting preschoolers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following episodes are currently available:

  • Episode #1: Overview: Early Childhood Education in Extraordinary Times
  • Episode #2: Teaching Through the Screen, Not On It
  • Episode #3: Reflections on Inclusion in Remote Preschool
  • Episode #4: Equity and Family Support
  • Episode #5: Alia Goes Back to Preschool
  • Episode #6: Bringing a Virtual Classroom to Life
  • Episode #7: My Virtual Preschool Classroom
  • Episode #8: Noah and Pop-Pop Go to Preschool
  • Episode #9: Back to the Classroom: Balancing Social Development and Safety
  • Episode #10: Promoting Social Skills in a Virtual Classroom
  • Episode #11: Rising to the Occasion
  • Episode #12: Engaging Preschoolers with Green Screens

For access to this video series, visit the ECTA Preschool During the Pandemic web page at https://ectacenter.org/topics/disaster/preschoolpandemic.asp?utm_source=Email_marketing&utm_campaign=PSProvVids4Pand2.4.21&cmp=1&utm_medium=HTMLEmail.

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 Streaming Video 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.

Educator Excellence and Equity Division
Resource to Support Selection of Academic Intervention Programs

The National Center on Intensive Intervention at the American Institutes for Research has developed an Academic Intervention Tools Chart that contains information and ratings on the technical rigor of studies or a variety of intervention programs. Categories include:

  • Quality of Design & Results
  • Quality of Other Indicators
  • Intensity
  • Additional Research

The included programs cover reading and mathematics for prekindergarten through grade twelve. Results are also searchable by technology requirements, instructional format, delivery method, purchasing and training considerations, etc. Additionally, results can be filtered by available data on race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and language status.

The CDE encourages local educational agencies (LEAs) to use this tool as they make decisions regarding academic intervention programs that will be most effective for their student populations and local contexts.

Student Achievement and Support Division
Update from the CDE System of Support Office

Recently, the graphic that shows California’s System of Support Lead Agencies was updated. Within the System of Support, Lead Agencies, along with the State Agencies, are tasked with advancing the goal and purposes of the System of Support. The Lead Agencies are tasked with building capacity and developing and providing supports to particular entities or groups within California’s education system. The support provided by these Lead Agencies ensure that there is: (1) a clear point of contact for a school district or County Office of Education (COE) to seek support responsive to a locally identified need, (2) a clear process and responsibility for agencies within the system of support to work together to connect the school district or COE with relevant resources or avenues for assistance, and (3) improved visibility of the resources, expertise, and services available across the state through various agencies and state-funded initiatives to support student success.

The Lead Agencies create Level 1 Resources that are available to all LEAs. Please reach out to the California System of Support Office with questions regarding our Lead Agencies or the resources they have to offer the field: CASystemofSupport@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)

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.

Session #2: Accessibility in Hybrid Literacy (January 11, 2021)

The first essential building block to an effective literacy approach is to consider the accessibility of the experience. Modeling and practicing tools to make language accessible will increase learners’ ability to focus on new learning. Use this session to experience tools and resources that make literacy instruction more accessible for all learners.

Webinar recording available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf5WEuPT3xk&feature=youtu.be.

Pursuing 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 LEAs 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

Early Start Webinar Series

To address the needs of Early Start during the coronavirus pandemic, this webinar series offers the following:

  • Telepractice Series, which focuses on web-based strategies to support the development of infants and toddlers in Early Start.
    • Session #3: Remote Assessment: Perks, Problems, and Possibilities (February 9, 2021, from 9 to 11 a.m.)
  • Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series, which focuses on preventing, recognizing, and addressing stressors for children, families, and professionals.
    • Session information will be provided at a later date.

Registration for this event can be found on the California Early Start website at https://www.cpeionline.net/, where you will first need to login or create an account, enroll in a Webinar Series, and then sign up for individual webinars in these series as they become available.

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 the Imperial County Office of Education 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.

Medi-Cal 101 for School and District Leaders: Financing School Mental Health Using Medi-Cal (February 23, 2021, at 10 a.m.)

This webinar will provide an overview of what school and district leaders need to know about Medi-Cal and discuss different models, examples, and action steps of how districts in California integrate Medi-Cal funded mental health services into school settings. Implementation challenges, lessons learned, and resources will also be shared. The webinar is sponsored by Project Cal-Well and provided in partnership between the CDE, the California Department of Health Care Services, California Children's Trust, and WestEd. Please plan to join us on February 23 at 10 a.m. Register at https://wested.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2QY73nJ2RAyLwecdhtUFkg.

A Nine-Step Process for Determining Where, When, & How to Address IEP Goals for English Learners with Extensive Support Needs (February 23, 2021, 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, 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 may often 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, 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, 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 skills. 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, 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 for 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, 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, 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET)

Registration for this event can be found on the WestEd NCSI’s 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, 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET)
  • Session #5: Systems Conference (July 18, 2021, 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET)

Information on this webinar series and additional resources can be found on the WestEd NCSI’s 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 #3: Engaging in Professional Learning Using Grades Seven Through Eight ELD Videos (February 23, 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 and second webinars in the series will be posted at a later date.

To register for the third webinar in the series, go to http://bit.ly/CDE-EL-Video-Feb23.

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.

MCAP Paraeducator Support for English Learners in Distance and Hybrid Learning (February 10 and 16, 2021, 3:15 to 4 p.m. each day)

This two-part series, designed specifically for paraeducators, will showcase practical strategies for language development and varied scaffolding tools to support English learners in distance learning and other contexts. The focus will be on increased access and participation for students at different levels of language proficiency.

Registration link (register once for both days): https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4DRVDD9jQ2qoHrJWEeTrnA

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 (March 6 and April 10, 2021, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day)

This program includes two Saturday 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, third edition, and the CA EL Roadmap.

For session and registration information, please visit https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation1-dlta/.

Parent and Family Engagement Leadership Building Multilingual and Multicultural Communities (March 6, April 10, June 12, and July 10, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon each day)

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 https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-parent-family-engagement-leadership-building-multilingual-and-multiculural-communities/.

Bilingual Teacher Pathway (March 4 and 18, April 15 and 29, May 6 and 20, 2021, 3:30 to 5 p.m. each day)

This program includes six webinars for bilingual paraprofessionals in California that 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 https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-bilingual-teacher-pathway/.

Dual Language Preschool (Dates to be determined)

In partnership with the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Office (FCSS), First 5 Fresno County built the Lighthouse for Children. FCSS will offer five professional learning modules for those interested in designing a high-quality dual language preschool program and best practices for developing language in early learners.

For session and registration information, please visit https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-dual-language-preschool-preschool-early-literacy-development/.

Project Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) (Dates to be determined)

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 https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-project-glad/.

Special Education In Multilingual Settings (March 6, 2021, 9 to 11 a.m.)

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 Saturday sessions (more to be scheduled) will highlight connections to the CA EL Roadmap and the CA Practitioner's Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities.

For session and registration information, please visit https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-special-education-in-multilingual-settings/.

Writing Redesigned for Innovative Teaching and Equity (WRITE) (March 8, April 5, May 3, and June 1, 2021, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day)

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 https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-writing-redesigned-for-innovative-teaching-and-equity-write-institute/.

Language Development Through Science (February 27, 2021, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

This innovation focuses on supporting elementary K–6 educators with strategies to provide language instruction through science.

For session and registration information, please visit https://mcap.gocabe.org/innovation-language-development-through-science/#.

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, 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 or registration on these professional development opportunities, 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 Trujillo, 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 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, Curriculum and Instruction, 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

Institute for English Learners/Emergent Bilinguals: The California English Learners Roadmap Policy in Action (in partnership with the National Resource Center for Asian Languages)

This series of three webinars, guided by the four principles of the EL Roadmap, will include presentations by in-service teachers, facilitated discussions, and strategies to develop and share best practices for teaching English learners and emergent bilingual students.

For more information or registration on these professional development opportunities, please contact nrcal@fullerton.edu or Dr. Margarita Gonzalez-Amador, EL RISE! Project Administrator, at info@elroadmap.org.

The Spring 2021 Institute includes 3 webinars:

Day 1: Responsive Teaching and Learning for Language Learners (February 25, 2021, 4 to 5:30 p.m.)

Day 2: Assets-Oriented and Needs-Responsive Schools (March 18, 2021, 4 to 5:30 p.m.)

Day 3: Intellectual Quality of Instruction and Meaningful Access (April 22, 2021, 4 to 5:30 p.m.)

Registration: Register by February 5, 2021 at https://iels2021.eventbrite.com (Zoom links will be sent after registration).

EL RISE!: English Learner Roadmap-Aligned Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Toolkit Workshops: Using Research-based Tools to Promote Equity for English Learners (in partnership with the Center for Excellence for English Learners)

This interactive workshop will help LEA teams design an LCAP that is aligned to the research-based CA English Learner Roadmap Policy and focuses on identifying actions, services, programs, and resources that ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for English learners. Participants will engage with the resources included in the Toolkit and explore the ways they might be used to identify and analyze the needs of their English learners. The training will help LEA teams to identify the Dashboard data and how to use the additional features that are a click away to focus on the achievement of English learners and more effectively understand the achievement and status of their English learners.

For more information or registration on these professional development opportunities, 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 (February 18 and 23, 2021)

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

Los Angeles COE (March 9 and March 22, 2021)

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

Santa Clara COE (March 2 and March 16, 2021)

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

Tulare (February 4 and 11, 2021)

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

Ventura (February 9 and 16, 2021)

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

Yolo COE (March 4 and March 18, 2021)

Contact Heather Schlaman, Program Specialist, English Learner Services and Assessment at Heather.Schlaman@ycoe.org

El Aprendizaje Social y Emocional: Una Presentación en Español (Febrero 22, 2021, de 6 to 7 p.m.)

El Departamento de Educación de California está organizando un seminario por la red sobre el aprendizaje social y emocional y las formas de apoyar el crecimiento social y emocional de sus hijos durante estos tiempos difíciles. Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de aprender prácticas de cuidado personal. Habrá útiles para adultos y niños por la señora Lorena Magallanes, una terapeuta que brinda terapia a niños, adolescentes y familias en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Bonita.

Inscribese para este evento en el sitio web https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qc-6rpz4qEtdweoReHQ0KUFXslmiFue-q. Para mas información sobre esta presentación, favor de contactar a Julia Agostinelli, Consultor de programas educativos, por correo electrónico a JAgostinelli@cde.ca.gov.
Questions:   California Department of Education | COVID19@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Monday, February 8, 2021
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