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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 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.

California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) EL Roadmap Policy Introduction and Overview Video External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 3:25)
This video, created by CABE, provides an introduction and orientation to the EL Roadmap Policy approved in July 2017 by the California State Board of Education (SBE). This is the first of a three part series narrated by Dr. Laurie Olsen, co-chair of the EL Roadmap Workgroup. The EL Roadmap Workgroup was convened by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and members of the California Department of Education and was co-chaired by Dr. Kenji Hakuta.

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 "Principles to Priorities" 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 "Principles to Priorities" tab above)

Other Resources

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.

California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) EL Roadmap Policy Introduction and Overview Video External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 3:25)
This video, created by CABE, provides an introduction and orientation to the EL Roadmap Policy approved in July 2017 by the California State Board of Education (SBE). This is the first of a three part series narrated by Dr. Laurie Olsen, co-chair of the EL Roadmap Workgroup. The EL Roadmap Workgroup was convened by the previous Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, and members of the California Department of Education and was co-chaired by Dr. Kenji Hakuta.

CABE EL Roadmap Policy Four Principles Video External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 4:47)
This video, created by CABE, provides an overview of the vision, mission, and four key principles of the EL Roadmap Policy approved in July 2017 by the SBE. This is the second of a three part series narrated by Dr. Laurie Olsen, co-chair of the EL Roadmap Workgroup. The EL Roadmap Workgroup was convened by the previous Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, and members of the California Department of Education and was co-chaired by Dr. Kenji Hakuta.

CABE EL Roadmap Call to Action Video External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 4:20)
This video, created by CABE, provides an overview of the action steps districts and schools can take in support of English Learners and multilingualism, as described in the CA EL Roadmap. This is the third of a three part series narrated by Dr. Laurie Olsen, co-chair of the EL Roadmap Workgroup. The EL Roadmap Workgroup was convened by the previous Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, and members of the California Department of Education and was co-chaired by Dr. Kenji Hakuta.

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.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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