Sonoma County Office of Education

Instructional ServicesEL Collaborative News

This page provides news, announcements, and administrative resources for staff in the EL Collaborative.

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EL Master Plan Network & EL/Migrant Parent Leadership Institute

Date: 01/24/2022
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see below for information on two upcoming professional learning opportunities.

EL Master Plan Network 

Monday, March 14th (virtual) and Tuesday June 14th (TBD) 

This series will focus on developing an English Learner Master Plan that builds on the collective commitment of the LEA or Charter to develop an equitable, coherent, and sustainable system of services for multilingual students. 

Register today 


EL and Migrant Parent Leadership Institute- Virtual 

Monday, February 28th and Tuesday, March 1st 

6:00pm-8:00pm | Zoom 

This virtual workshop is for all parents of English Learners and Migrant families and will be conducted in Spanish.This annual workshop is dedicated to empowering parents and learning about free resources and services offered for families in Sonoma County.

Please spread the word! English and Spanish fliers are located here and registration is available here.

Keynote | Betzy Chavez  | Pride, Culture and Resilience

Session 1 | Jenn Guerrero and Isabel Quíñonez  | Knowledge is Power: Understanding Important Topics That Impact English Learners

Session 2 | Marta Gomez | Informative practices on trauma and building resilience for families and educators

Community resource fair | Learn about free resources and services offered for families in Sonoma County

Scheduling Update

Date: 12/14/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Our March 10th and May 19th EL Collaborative sessions will be held via Zoom. The timing will remain the same- 3:00pm-4:30pm. 
In the spring we will seek feedback on the scheduling needs of the group for the 2022-2023 school year. 

December EL Collaborative Follow Up

Date: 12/03/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Thank you for attending the December 2, 2021 EL Collaborative. Please see below for the slide deck and Zoom recording. 

Slide Deck

Zoom Recording (password: 4nR%1u2R) 

Tomorrow! EL Collaborative, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Date: 12/01/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, December 2nd for our virtual EL Collaborative session. Please note that this particular session will run from 3:00pm-4:00pm, rather than our normal end time of 4:30pm. The calendar invite includes the Zoom info, and it is listed below as well. 

REMINDER - EL Collaborative 12/2

Date: 11/17/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, December 2nd for next EL Collaborative. Please note that this particular session will run from 3:00pm-4:00pm, rather than our normal end time of 4:30pm. The calendar invite has been changed to reflect this shift. Remaining sessions for the year will go until 4:30pm.

LTEL Data Available, EL Master Plan Institutes

Date: 11/07/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Long Term English Learner (LTEL) Data

Please see this letter from the CDE regarding the availability of  a student-level data file that identifies EL students in your LEA who were certified as enrolled in CALPADS on the 2020 Census Day (October 7, 2020) and who are considered to be long-term English learners (LTELs) or students “at-risk” of becoming LTELs as defined under California Education Code (EC) Section 313.2. Your LEA should have received this letter as well. 

As a reminder, California Education Code 313.2 requires local educational agencies and charter schools to annually notify parents if their child is identified as a LTEL or “at-risk” of becoming LTELs.

EL Master Plan Institute

EL RISE! has partnered with the Loyola Marymount Center for Equity for English Learners to host multiple EL Master Plan Institutes. Register today!

This spring, Sonoma county LEAs will convene to discuss next steps for implementing the tools shared in these workshops. More information to come soon.

FAQ posted & Feedback Needed

Date: 10/19/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

English Learners Independent Study FAQs 

The California Department of Education has posted the EL Independent Study FAQs web page, which can be accessed here

Feedback Needed! Sonoma County Arts Education Alliance

The Sonoma County Arts Education Alliance's (AEA) would like your feedback.  This survey is intended for educators who serve English/Multi-Language Learners. Your responses will help guide AEA's approach in collecting/distributing local and national arts resources/training for greater access and depth of knowledge in Sonoma County. All survey responses will be used for internal reflection and displayed as whole participant data. Thank you in advance for your participation. 

Important Updates

Date: 10/12/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

EL Collaborative, December 2nd, 3:00pm- 4:30pm

This session will be offered virtually, via Zoom. You should have received a calendar invite with the Zoom link embedded in it. Please contact if you did not receive this. 

The English Learner and Migrant Parent Leadership Institute 

This event will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. It is slated to take place in person at SCOE, with limited capacity. Registration will open on January 3rd and in the meantime, please help to distribute this save the date flier to parents. 

2022 EL Leadership Conference 

In response to the substitute teacher crisis, the annual SCOE English Learner Leadership Conference is on hiatus for 2022. Join us in 2023 for a reimagined and renewed conference experience that, as always, centers the needs of ELs in our school system.

Recording and Materials from 10/1 CDE Session

Date: 10/03/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

On October 1, 2021 the Technical Assistance and Monitoring Office (TAMO) at the CDE presented Compliance and Implementation of Services and Supports for English Learners. If you were unable to attend, please see below for resources from this very informative session. 

As a reminder, Sonoma County is in the rotation for on-site Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) review in 2022-2023. This material covered in this session is an excellent way to prepare for a potential review. 

Slide Deck (presenter notes included) 

Recording of presentation (Passcode: ZX4@L!CF)

Chat from 10/1/21 meeting

Helpful Links from chat

Professional Development Reminders... Register Today!

Date: 09/14/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Blended Learning: The Station Rotation Model

Monday, September 27th | 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Districts are encouraged to send one representative to this session and share out the recording and materials with teachers who are unable to attend. Register today! 


Compliance and Implementation of Services and Supports for English Learners

Friday, October 1st | 9:00am - 12:00pm

In preparation for onsite FPM Reviews in 2022-2023, every district is highly encouraged to attend this session from the CDE. The EL Program Instrument will be discussed, with time built in for questions. Register today! 


English Learner Master Plan Institute

Part 1 |October 19 | 9:00am- 12:00pm 

Part 2 | October 28 |  9:00am- 12:00pm

This session will guide districts in designing local policy aligned to the California EL Roadmap. Participants will receive resources included in the Center for Equity for English Learners’ English Learner Master Plan Playbook to develop a strategy for beginning or refining their approach to writing their EL Master Plan. Register today!


Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL): A Pedagogy of Promise 

October 19, October 26, November 9, and November 16 | 3:15pm- 5:15 

​​In this four-module learning series, participants will learn how to design academically rigorous learning experiences for English Learners while offering them the support to simultaneously develop language and disciplinary practices in tandem. Register today by contacting

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