Sonoma County Office of Education

English Learners in the TK and Preschool Classroom: Strategies that Work

By addressing the specific needs of young English Learners in TK and preschool classrooms, educators are setting students up for success as they move into kindergarten and beyond.

The three-part “English Learners in the TK and Preschool Classroom: Strategies that Work” training series, led by the TALLK Project, will provide TK and preschool educators with five research-based strategies that not only develop language, but also build an inclusive and culturally responsive classroom:

  • Use the home language
  • Consistent routines
  • Start slowly
  • Scaffold communication
  • Elicit expressive Language

Participants will engage in a wide variety of experiences that will help them deeply understand each strategy and apply it in their classroom. From reading research, to watching live modeling and viewing classroom footage, to practicing with colleagues, this dynamic training will build the capacity of teachers to meet the needs of young ELs. Additionally, teachers will try the strategies out in their classrooms, collect data, and reflect on their practice and next steps. TALLK coaches will be available for follow-up support between session.

Note: All sessions will be held at the Sonoma County Office of Education, 5340 Skylane Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Note Regarding Payment:
You must select CHECK or CREDIT CARD to complete this registration.

Check (paid by you or your agency/district/school via a purchase order process): After you register you will receive a confirmation / invoice. If you are paying for the event yourself, print your confirmation / invoice, attach your check, and mail as indicated. If your agency/district/school is paying for the event, please forward your confirmation / invoice to the appropriate person so that a check can be processed. SCOE does not require a copy of a PO, as an invoice is sent at the time of event registration.

Credit card (PayPal): You must enter credit card information at the time of registration. If you are being reimbursed for this event, follow your agency/district/school guidelines for reimbursement.

If you do not receive a confirmation / invoice within 24 hours, your registration is not complete. Please call the registration contact listed below for assistance.

All cancelations for this event must be received by the end of the day on Friday, October 18, 2019. Cancellations submitted past the stated cancellation deadline are subject to a fee of approximately 30% of the class cost. You are responsible for payment of the class fee unless cancellation is submitted in writing by the stated deadline of the class.

When Three-Part Series:
Monday, November 18, 2019
Monday, January 27, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

8:30am - 3:00pm
Location Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)
5340 Skylane Boulevard Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Presenter Elena Janred and Patricia Rendón
TALLK Coaches
Sonoma County Office of Education
Cost $450.00
Morning refreshments and lunch provided.
Audience TK and ECE/Preschool Teachers & Administrators
Registration closes 11/15/2019
Registration Connie Anderson, (707) 524-2823,
Questions Jenn Guerrero, (707) 524-2852,

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