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Fall Webinar Series for K-6 Teachers - Part II

Critical Conditions for English Learners in Distance Learning.

Title:

Critical Conditions for English Learners in Distance Learning

Summary description:

In this moment of distance learning during a pandemic, teachers must prioritize the needs of English learners. The Critical Conditions for English Learners in Distance Learning are the foundation for planning whether in a hybrid or distance learning environment. Teachers will learn about ways to develop an asset-oriented lens, be prepared to provide a responsive and relevant instructional approach based on the key understandings that underpin language development. Strategies will be shared to bring the Critical Conditions to life in the classroom. Teachers will come away with resources, strategies, and tools to support English learners and their families.

To be delivered by:

SEAL

# hours:

2 synchronous and 1 hour asynchronous

Delivery format:

One 2 hour webinar with some pre and post work

Intended participants:

Classroom teachers (all)
Site/District Administrators

Outcomes:

EL RISE! Outcomes Addressed in Webinar
Build basic awareness about the EL Roadmap No
Increase knowledge of the ELR and implications for multiple roles at County and LEA level (teachers, site and district administrators, COE staff, others) No
Increase skills and strategies for implementing research-based practices to enact ELR Yes
Create ELR-aligned local policies (EL Master Plans, LCAPs, etc.) No
Strengthen system mechanisms and conditions that support addressing EL student needs (e.g., data systems, PL Plans and processes to focus on EL progress) No

Focus on the English Learner Roadmap:

Content

Principle 1: Which aspects?

A. Language and Culture as Assets
Culturally responsive curriculum
Culturally responsive instruction
Support development of proficiency in multiple languages

D. Family and School Partnerships
Build partnerships

Principle 2: Which aspects?

A. Integrated and Designated English Language Development (ELD)
Subject matter learning
Integrated ELD throughout curriculum
Designated ELD

B. Intellectually Rich, Standards Based Curriculum
Rich scaffolded curriculum

E. Use of Students' Home Language
Home language means to access subject matter
Foundation for developing English

Principle 3: Which aspects?

A. Leadership
Provide clear goals and commitments to ELs

Principle 4: Which aspects?

Major tools and resources to be developed for use in this offering:

  • Critical Conditions for English Learners in Distance Learning (CCELDL) (foundational document)
  • Links in document to videos, tools, templates, write ups of strategies
Questions:   Language Policy and Leadership Office | ELROADMAPPROJECT@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 10, 2020
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