Sonoma County Office of Education

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


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EL Leadership Conference- Sessions Finalized!

Date: 11/12/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

This year’s virtual conference includes a stellar lineup of presentations all crafted to address the needs of English language learners in the distance learning landscape. Registration is FREE. Register today and spread the word to colleagues. 

 

Opening Keynote | January 26th | 3:00pm-3:45pm 

Exist in Dissent to Dismantle Public Education's Educational Caste System 

 

Learning Blocks | January 27th | 9:00am-11:45am

Elementary Focus 

Critical Conditions for ELs in Distance Learning

Using Maker Experiences to Access 
NGSS and Integrated ELD Learning

 

Secondary Focus

Fostering Interaction in a Digital Landscape: Strategies, Tips, Tech Tools

Building Effective Assessments for English Learners

 

All Educators

Emerging Language Through Intentional Listening

Essential EdTech Tools for Future-Ready teacher os ELLs

 

Administrators Focus

Creating an Innovative ELD Program for Newcomers/LTELs

Establishing Effective, Meaningful Relationships with Families of English Learners

 

Role Alike Meet-ups | January 27th | 12:00pm- 12:30pm

Elementary educators

Secondary educators

Administrators

Coaches and TOSAs


Summative ELPAC Training & CALPADS Updates

Date: 11/02/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Summative ELPAC Training

The 2020–21 Summative ELPAC test administration window is scheduled for February 1 through May 31, 2021. For the 2020-2021 administration of Summative ELPAC, each LEA ELPAC coordinator or their designee must complete the online certification course in Moodle by December 1, 2020 for their appropriate grade span.

 

Available resources in the Moodle Training Site include:

  • Two new certification courses (grades K–12 or grades 6–12) for LEA ELPAC coordinators or their designee
  • Training videos and presentations
  • Training quizzes and calibration quizzes
  • PDF versions of the training binder

Each LEA can request to receive a printed copy(ies) of the Summative 2020–21 ELPAC Administration and Scoring training binder in the mail. If an LEA would like more binders than allocated, additional binders may be ordered.

Once the LEA ELPAC coordinator or their designee completes the certification, it is the responsibility of the LEA to ensure that all their examiners are trained and calibrated in Moodle.

 

CALPADS Updates Pertaining to ELs

Please see these updates from the CDE. 

  • English Learner Count for LCFF Funding: Identification of English Learners extended from 11/13 to 12/31
  • English Learner Count for Federal Funding: EL or TBD status on Census Day
  • New Education Program Code added for English Learners who Opt-Out of a Language Instruction Program


REMINDER- Federal Program Monitoring Technical Assistance

Date: 10/19/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Friday, November 6th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Zoom 

The California Department of Education will provide pertinent compliance information regarding the following areas of Federal Program Monitoring: Title I (CE), English Learner (EL), and Fiscal Monitoring (FM).

This virtual session will include an overview of each topic, small group collaboration with colleagues, and a question and answer portion from the CDE. LEAs do not need to currently be in an FPM in order to participate in this workshop, it is open to all.

Register here


October EL Updates Newsletter from the CDE

Date: 10/18/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

The October newsletter, as well as those from previous months, can be found here


The Nuts and Bolts of Interpretation and Translation

Date: 10/15/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Registration is open for this virtual session being held on Wednesday, October 21st from 12:00pm-2:00pm. 

This training provides basic tools to help school personnel learn best practices for interpretation and translation in a school setting either in person or remotely.

 


REGISTRATION OPEN! Federal Program Monitoring Technical Assistance

Date: 10/06/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Friday, November 6th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Zoom 

The California Department of Education will provide pertinent information regarding the following areas of Federal Program Monitoring: Title I (CE), English Learner (EL), and Fiscal Monitoring (FM).

This virtual session will include an overview of each topic, small group collaboration with colleagues, and a question and answer portion from the CDE. LEAs do not need to currently be in an FPM in order to participate in this workshop, it is open to all.

Register here. 


Reminder-ELPAC Remote Testing Meet-Up. Wednesday, September 30th, 9:00am-10:00am

Date: 09/29/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Join colleagues for a time to check-in on remote testing, share ideas, troubleshoot, and brainstorm. No registration is needed, use the Zoom information below. 

https://zoom.us/j/94283670065

Meeting ID: 942 8367 0065

One tap mobile

1 669 900 6833

 


EL Leadership Conference- NEW DATES.. and FREE!

Date: 09/26/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

The EL Leadership Conference will be held virtually on

Tuesday, January 26th- 3:00pm- 3:45pm (opening keynote) 

Wednesday, January 27th- 9:00am-12:15pm (breakout sessions) 

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on 2020-21 school budgets, SCOE is underwriting this event on a one-time basis. The 2021 EL Leadership Conference will be offered at no cost to all registered attendees.

Register today!


September 24th EL Collaborative Follow-Up

Date: 09/24/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

 

Slide Deck and Recording 

Access the slide deck here. Due to technical difficulties, only the first 25 minutes were recorded. If you were not able to attend and have any questions about the slide deck, do not hesitate to reach out to Jenn. jguerrero@scoe.org

 

ELPAC Remote Testing Meet-Up, Wednesday, September 30th 9:00am-10:00am 

Join colleagues for a time to check-in on remote testing, share ideas, troubleshoot, and brainstorm. No registration is needed, use the Zoom information below. 

https://zoom.us/j/94283670065

Meeting ID: 942 8367 0065

One tap mobile

1 669 900 6833

 

The CARE Collective

Latinx children and families in Sonoma County are deeply and disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, as are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) across our nation and world.

The CARE Collective shares and builds knowledge related to how to support students and families in three key interrelated areas: physical safety, emotional connection, and academic learning. 

Registration is closed, but for more information, click here

 

 

 


EL Collaborative- Tomorrow! 3:00pm

Date: 09/23/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Our first session will be held virtually tomorrow, September 24th from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Please note the time change. In the future, when sessions are held in-person they will be conducted from 9:00am-12:00pm at SCOE. 
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/93754653257
Meeting ID: 937 5465 3257
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+1 669 900 6833




Susan Takami, NCSOE Program Coordinator
"From intern to credentialed teacher, mentors and aspiring administrators, the North Coast team supports the development of educators at all stages of their professional journey." - Susan Takami, NCSOE Program Coordinator