EL RISE! ResourcesEnglish Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systemic Excellence! (EL RISE!), resources from Californians Together (CalTog), one of the two Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG): English Learner (EL) Roadmap Implementation recipients.
CalTog, in collaboration with the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) and Loyola Marymount University Center for Equity for English Learners (LMU-CEEL), has been awarded a grant from the California Department of Education (CDE) to support statewide implementation of the visionary and comprehensive California EL Roadmap Policy adopted by the State Board of Education in 2017. Over the next three years, these agencies will partner with 20 county offices of education that collectively serve 76.7% of the state’s English learner students.
This partnership, also known as EL RISE! (PDF), is a momentum-building, professional learning and system strengthening effort with the goal of enacting the vision of assets-oriented, student responsive, intellectually rich education that provides meaningful access for all English learners—in a system that is aligned to support teaching, learning and accountability. These actions and goals are designed to give students 21st century competencies that enable them to thrive and lead in a linguistically and culturally diverse global world.
EL RISE! will help develop county office capacity to support local educational agencies (LEAs) in (1) making meaning of the four EL Roadmap principles; (2) understanding the English learner/dual language learner population; (3) becoming familiar with research on dual language development, developing local implementation plans; and (4) implementing those plans across multiple roles and parts of the system.
EL RISE! Professional Development Resources
EL RISE! professional learning opportunities and technical assistance are offered in multiple delivery options to address local priorities and contexts. Professional learning is customized according to a county’s locally-driven planning processes [see Sample Plan for County Deliverables (PDF)].
This is a series of three webinars designed to address the immediate needs of school leaders and administrators in opening schools with a focus on meeting the needs of English learners in distance learning. EL RISE! administrators may select one, two or all webinars for participation, and all will be archived for asynchronous access.
August 18, 2020 (4–5:30 p.m.): Developing Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans that Embrace Our English Learners (addresses application of Principles 1, 2 and 3 of the EL Roadmap in a pandemic context).
August 25, 2020 (4–5:30 p.m.): Reopening Schools with Distance Learning: Embracing our English Learners (addresses application of Principle 3 of the EL Roadmap in a pandemic context).
September 29, 2020 (4–5:30 p.m.): Supporting Families and Knitting Strong Home-School Partnerships in a Pandemic Era (addresses application of Principles 1 and 2 of the EL Roadmap in a pandemic context).
Register at https://bit.ly/3g8jGxr
These webinars are designed to provide support, strategies, and frameworks for dual language immersion teachers to deepen their work in partnering with families and understand how dual language models, routines, and schedules transition to distance learning, and be prepared to plan accordingly.
August 19 or September 3, 2020 (2:30–4:30 p.m.): Part I- Partnering with Families in the First Month of Dual Language Programs K/1
August 26 or September 10, 2020 (2:30–4:30 p.m.): Part II- Planning for Biliteracy in Distance Learning: Spanish Dual Language Programs K/1
Register at https://bit.ly/31uzx3p
Fall Webinar Series for Teachers: Meeting the Needs of English Learners in Distance Learning
This Fall webinar series for educators K–6, is designed to address the immediate needs of teachers in meeting the needs of English learners in distance learning/hybrid schooling contexts. Teachers may select one, two, or all three webinars for participation.
September 2 or September 9, 2020 (2:30–4:30 p.m.): Welcoming, Inclusive, and Affirming Classrooms for English Learners
September 16 or September 23, 2020 (2:30–4:30 p.m.): Critical Conditions for English Learners in Distance Learning
September 24 or September 30, 2020 (2:30–4:30 p.m.): Creating and Sustaining Family Partnerships in Distance Learning
Register at https://bit.ly/3fAt6Rj