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The web page contains CA EL Roadmap resources including frequently asked questions, videos, a webinar, and presentations for a variety of audiences.

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Self-Reflection Rubric (DOCX)
This Self-Reflection Rubric can be used to evaluate practices at schools, districts, and county offices of education from preschool through higher education. Please use this rubric prior to submitting a practice to the English Learner (EL) Roadmap Example Survey.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
FAQs that answer questions regarding the English Learner Roadmap: Strengthening Comprehensive Educational Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Learners (CA EL Roadmap). These questions are updated as new information and resources on the CA EL Roadmap become available.

CA EL Roadmap at a Glance: Information Sheet
This information sheet provides a brief overview of the CA EL Roadmap.

CA EL Roadmap Webinar External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 22:36)
This webinar provides an overview of the EL Roadmap Policy and the CA EL Roadmap, including their development and context. It also explores the connection between the CA EL Roadmap and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and discusses the resources available to local educational agencies (LEAs) seeking to implement the policy.

Three-Way Crosswalk (DOCX)
This crosswalk between the California EL Roadmap Policy Principles, Special Education Annual Performance Report Indicators, and the eight Local Control Funding Formula priority areas can help facilitate alignment of local goals and policies with the mission, vision, and principles of the EL Roadmap Policy.

Partner Resources

California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) EL Roadmap Policy Web Page External link opens in new window or tab.
This web page includes links to the CA EL Roadmap Palm Card in English and Spanish, the CABE CA EL Roadmap video series featuring Dr. Laurie Olsen, the California School Boards Association Governance Brief, and other resources.

Education Trust-West Advocacy Tools: Implementing the EL Roadmap and Affirming the Rights of English Learners External link opens in new window or tab.
These resources, available in English and Spanish, clarify English learners’ basic rights and outline ways to ensure the EL Roadmap Policy is being implemented in your community. These resources include flyers titled, “What is California’s English Learner Roadmap,” “10 Questions to Ask Your School and District about California’s English Learner Roadmap,” and “English Leaners Have Rights: An Advocacy Guide for Parents and Other Stakeholders.”

Californians Together CA EL Roadmap Toolkits External link opens in new window or tab.
This web page contains links to toolkits for teachers to assist them to implement the CA EL Roadmap principles in their classrooms. These toolkits, written by Dr. Laurie Olsen and Martha Hernandez, are free to download. Toolkits will be available for the following grade spans: preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school.

CA EL Roadmap Video External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 3:15)
This video, created by the Anaheim Union High School District, includes students discussing the importance of the CA EL Roadmap.

Early Edge California: Supporting Dual Language Learners Video Series External link opens in new window or tab.
This new video series from Early Edge California highlights the benefits of bilingual education in the early years and ways that investing in teacher development and training can support the nearly 60 percent of children age five and under who are learning two (or more) languages at the same time, or are learning a second language while continuing to develop their home language.

Presentations for Professional Learning

The presentations below are available for use by LEAs for professional learning and training on the CA EL Roadmap. The presentations are designed for different audiences and can be adjusted to fit the timeframe available. Please choose the presentation that best suits your audience.

Parent Presentation

CA EL Roadmap Presentation for Parents (PPTX)
A presentation and talking points on the CA EL Roadmap and its connection to the LCAP for public use. This presentation can be used to inform parents and parent groups about the EL Roadmap Policy and engage them in the implementation plan.

Timeframe: 1 hour and 45 minutes (can be extended or shortened to fit your timeframe)

Presentation Handouts

  • CA EL Roadmap (available in English and Spanish under the "Policy and Printed Document" tab above)
  • Crosswalk to LCAP (available in the CA EL Roadmap document and under the "Crosswalk to LCAP" tab above)

Teacher Presentation

CA EL Roadmap Teacher Presentation (PPTX)
A presentation and talking points on the CA EL Roadmap and its implementation for public use. This presentation can be used to inform teachers about the EL Roadmap Policy and engage them in the implementation plan. This presentation includes opportunities for teachers to self-assess and reflect on current implementation at the classroom, site, and district levels and plan for next steps.

Timeframe: 2 hours and 45 minutes (can be extended or shortened to fit your timeframe)

Presentation Handouts

  • CA EL Roadmap (available in English and Spanish under the "Policy and Printed Document" tab above)
  • Self-Reflection Rubric (available on this page above)

School, District, and County Leadership Presentation

CA EL Roadmap Presentation for School, District, and County Leadership (PPTX)
A presentation and talking points on the CA EL Roadmap and its connection to the LCAP for public use. This presentation can be used to inform school, district, and county leadership about the EL Roadmap Policy and engage them in the implementation process. This presentation includes opportunities for leadership to self-assess and reflect on current implementation at the site, district, and county levels and to plan for next steps.

Timeframe: 2 hours and 30 minutes (can be extended or shortened to fit your timeframe)

Presentation Handouts

  • CA EL Roadmap (available in English and Spanish under the "Policy and Printed Document" tab above)
  • Self-Reflection Rubric (available on this page above)
  • Crosswalk to LCAP (available in the CA EL Roadmap document and under the "Crosswalk to LCAP" tab above)
Questions:   Language Policy and Leadership Office | ELROADMAPPROJECT@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 26, 2019
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