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May ELPAC Update

Date: 06/01/2018
Author: Jenn Guerrero

The California Department of Education has released the May 2018 issue of the ELPAC Update. Please share this information with educators in your district who would be interested in or benefit from this information. Read the ELPAC Update here.


Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Date: 05/11/2018
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Here is a list of scholarships open to undocumented students. Most of the scholarships on this list are due sometime in May, with the exception of the last one. For more information, please contact 

Rosa Salamanca, Coordinator, UndocuResource Center, Sonoma State

rosa.salamanca@sonoma.edu 

 


MAY EL COLLABORATIVE FOLLOW UP

Date: 05/09/2018
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see below for materials and resources from the May 8, 2018 EL Collaborative.

May 11th slide deck 

AB 699 Fact Sheet (stay tuned for more information around translated AB 699 materials) 

Attorney General Guidance

Landmark School Grants

Sonoma County Reclassification info 

Maker Space Equipment for Schools

Studio Habits of Mind and accompanying videos

 


ELPAC Academy- Register on May 1!

Date: 04/30/2018
Author: Jenn Guerrero

ELPAC Academy: Focusing on the Classroom 

This CDE workshop is designed for teams of educators, including classroom teachers, coaches, teachers on special assignment, and site administrators who play a role in supporting high quality education for English learners in the classroom. Register here.

Training Highlights

•Connecting ELPAC task types toclassroom instruction

•Advancing English proficiency through classroom practices

•Using the formative assessment process, creating interim assessments, and designating accessibility resources

Important

Please note that Jenn will be attending this workshop and incorporating elements into Leveraging the ELPAC: Deep Implications for Classroom Instruction being held at SCOE on October 12. Register here.


EL Roadmap Launch and ELPAC Update

Date: 04/23/2018
Author: Jenn Guerrero

EL Roadmap Launch Events

The California Department of Education will be holding launch events across the state for the English Learner Roadmap. For more information and to register, please see here.

ELPAC Update

The California Department of Education has released the April 2018 ELPAC Update. Please share this information with educators in your district who would be interested in or benefit from this information. Read the ELPAC Update here.

 


March 2018 ELPAC Update

Date: 03/28/2018
Author: Jenn Guerrero

The California Department of Education has released the March 2018 ELPAC Update. Please share this information with educators in your district who would be interested in or benefit from this information. Read the ELPAC Update here.


English Learner Leadership and Legacy Initiative (ELLLI)

Date: 03/28/2018
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Californians Together, in collaboration with CABE, invites applicants to a four-day professional development event for selected leaders and advocates for quality education for English Learners. This is a fully-funded event (materials, meals, lodging), with support available as needed for transportation. Applications will be competitive, as there is capacity for the award of only 50 scholarships. Applications are due April 16th. For more details, click here.

Jenn took part in this amazing experience last year, please contact her directly if you have any questions. jguerrero@scoe.org

 


Meeting the Needs of English Learners with Disabilities Resource Book

Date: 03/25/2018
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see this resource from the SELPA Administrators of California Association. Thank you to Sharen Bertrando in Sonoma County SELPA and Charter SELPA for sharing this. 


Questions & Answers

Date: 03/21/2018
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see below for the answers to questions posed at our last session. If you need further clarification, please email Jenn.

Question:

The EdGe FAQ says

Language acquisition programs may include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

  • Dual-Language Immersion (DLI)
  • Transitional or Developmental Bilingual
  • Structured English Immersion (SEI)

(EC § 306(c)(1), (2), (3).)

What are some of those other types of Language acquisition programs that are out there. Can you provide some names and descriptions of these? 

Answer from the CDE:

The multilingual instructional program data we are collecting also includes additional programs.

 They are:

  • Dual-Language Immersion
  • Developmental Bilingual
  • Transitional Bilingual
  • One-Way Immersion
  • Heritage Language/Indigenous Language
  • Foreign Language Elementary Experience or Study (FLEX/FLES)
  • Native Speakers Courses
  • Advanced Placement Courses

Californians Together has an excellent publication called Multiple Pathways to Literacy, which provides descriptions for a number of program options. It is found at this link: https://www.californianstogether.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Multiple-Pathways-to-Biliteracy.pdf.

Other organizations with programs descriptions include CABE, ATDLE, or multilingual research organizations

Question:

If an LEA orders pre ID labels, are there still parts they need to fill out? There is confusion around whether or not LEAs need to fill out parts 1,2,and 8.

Answer:

Please see page 14 in the ELPAC Test Administration Manual.

 


March EL Collaborative Follow Up

Date: 03/13/2018
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see below for materials and resources from the March 13, 2018 EL Collaborative. Jenn will post answers to the groups' questions as soon as possible. 

March 12 slide deck

LTEL Typologies

ELPAC Sample Student Score Report (SSR)

Text Reconstruction Note Catcher

Please see the contact information for our guest speakers from 10,000 Degrees:

   Huge Que - hque@10000degrees.org

   Jennifer Lopez- jlopez@10000degrees.org



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