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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Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners with Disabilities

Date: 10/16/2019
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Monday, November 18th from 1:00pm- 3:00pm 

Dr. Ortiz is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at California State University, Sacramento. This presentation will cover evidence-based instructional strategies for Dual Language Learners (DLLs) with a focus on tier 2 and tier 3 reading interventions. For more information, click here

OPTEL Field Testing

Date: 10/09/2019
Author: Jenn Guerrero

The Observation Protocol for Teachers of English Learners (OPTEL) will be field tested within two windows:

  • November 4–December 2, 2019 and
  • February 4–March 16, 2020.

Any districts, schools, or teachers interested in participating may contact Nicole Hamlin in the Language Policy and Leadership Office by email at or by phone at 916–319–0443.

Interested parties may also express interest by completing the online form: More information regarding the OPTEL can be found on the CDE Reclassification web page:


The Nuts and Bolts of Interpretation and Translation

Date: 09/23/2019
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see below for an upcoming professional learning opportunity offered by Sonoma County SELPA. 

The Nuts and Bolts of Interpretation and Translation 

Learn about best practices for interpreting and translating in a school setting. This workshop is recommended for school employees who interpret for IEPs, meetings, conferences, etc.

Wednesday, November 13th from 11:00-3:00 at the Rohnert Park Educational Center 

Register here for this free training. 

September 2019 EL Collaborative

Date: 09/17/2019
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see below for information and resources from our September 17, 2019 EL Collaborative session. 

Slide deck 

AB 81 - Long Term English Learner and At Risk LTEL notification 

Sample - English

Sample - Spanish 


Date: 09/16/2019
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Welcome to the 2019-2020 EL Collaborative! On this news page, you will find important information and resources that pertain to our work with English learners and their families. 


Date: 08/13/2019
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Originally, the October 2nd session of the ELPAC Summative training at SCOE was only for districts that were field-testing the computer-based version of ELPAC. We have been informed that this session is now for BOTH districts that are field testing and those that are not. Registration is open for all districts via the ELPAC Administration Scoring Training web page and can only be accessed with the secure access code provided in the email to the LEA ELPAC coordinator. 

Don’t hesitate to email Jenn Guerrero with any questions.

New EL class listings at SCOE! Register today!

Date: 06/27/2019
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Registration is now live for the many EL sessions offered at SCOE in 2019-2020. See information below and register today!

EL Collaborative 2019-2020

EL Standards Institute (one free registration per district for those who receive Title III funds) 

Compliance and Implementation of Services and Supports for English Learners

EL Leadership Conference

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


ELD Standards Institute

Date: 06/06/2019
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Register today for the ELD Standards Institute at SCOE on September 10-12.

This three-day institute will deepen educators' understanding of the CA ELD Standards. Demo lessons and classroom activities will be included and participants will leave ready to begin planning instruction using the ELD standards in tandem with other content standards. 

Districts in Sonoma County that receive Title III funds may send ONE person from their district at no cost. These no cost slots are available on a first come first served basis.

Contact Jenn Guerrero ( with any questions you may have. 


Date: 05/15/2019
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see below for resources and information from our May 14, 2019 session. Please note that I have submitted your OPTEL feedback to the California Department of Education. Thank you for sharing your expertise in an effort to help shape this critical (and exciting!) tool. 

May 14th Slide Deck

SRJC Summer GED/HiSET Classes in English and Spanish

SRJC Fall GED/HiSET Classes in English and Spanish

California Classified School Employees to Teacher Credentialing Program Grant

Date: 04/01/2019
Author: Jenn Guerrero


Sonoma County Office of Education was awarded the California Classified School Employees to Teacher Credentialing Program Grant on behalf of interested districts within the regional consortium and North Coast School of Education Satellite Networks. Due to new available slots, the Sonoma County Office of Education is announcing the re-opening of the California Classified School Employees to Teacher Credentialing Program Grant application.

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing grant funding is available to provide financial assistance for the life of the grant to current classified staff to become multiple subject, single subject, or special education credentialed teachers. Grant funds are provided as a reimbursement to recipients, up to $2,800/year.

This is an excellent opportunity to help grow your bilingual/bicultural teaching staff. 

Apply here

Susie Truleove, SCOE HR Analyst
"Everyone at SCOE has the focus that what we do is to support students, directly or indirectly." - Susie Truleove, SCOE HR Analyst