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


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Reminder: ML Collaborative Meeting, Friday 12/2 at 9:00am

Date: 11/30/2022
Author: Jenn Guerrero

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, December 2nd from 9:00am-12:00pm at SCOE (5340 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa, 95403). 

Please see below for important details regarding our time together. 

  • Please update your calendar invite to reflect whether or not you will be attending
  • Breakfast refreshments will be served
  • Leave extra time for parking
  • Bring a device (laptop, etc.) 
  • Questions? Contact Jenn Guerrero at jguerrero@scoe.org


REGISTER TODAY! SCOE Multilingual Learner Leadership Conference

Date: 11/28/2022
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Friday, January 20, 2023

8:30am- 3:30pm 

All teachers, administrators, TOSAs, counselors, specialists, and paraprofessionals are invited to attend and engage with the most current research, tools, and practices needed to ensure that multilingual learners thrive in our school systems. Register HERE.

Keynote

Liz Kleinrock, Antibias and antiracist educator, Author of “Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in Your School Community” 

What guides us as educators striving to center equity and antiracism in our practice? 

Expert Panel 

What does it take to thrive? Lessons from a Multilingual Expert Panel

Breakout Sessions 

TK-12 Breakout Sessions 

  • Best Practices for Supporting Students who are Undocumented or Newly Arrived
  • Scaffolding Antibias and Antiracist Practices Through an Inquiry Lens
  • Caring for the Caregiver to Support Multilingual Learners
  • Codes of Power, Codes of Honor

ElementaryBreakout Sessions 

  • Supporting Deep Language Learning in the Elementary Math Classroom
  • Arts Learning for Multilingual Learners

Secondary Breakout Sessions 

  • Introduction to Financial Aid and Creating A College Going Mindset
  • More information coming soon

 

 


Best Practices for Supporting Students who are Undocumented or Newly Arrived

Date: 11/01/2022
Author: Jenn Guerrero

10,000 Degrees will be providing two important workshops on November 16th and 17th. For more information and to register, click here. 

Focus on Students Who Are Undocumented

Wednesday, November 16 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  •   Debunk common myths about the undocumented community
  •   Discuss laws and policies directly impacting undocumented students & families in California
  •   Explore college financial aid opportunities for undocumented students in California
  •   Learn how to deliver strength based college going conversations with undocumented students through live scenarios
  •   Learn and share resources to best support your undocumented students & families

Focus on Students Who Are Newly Arrived

Thursday, November 17 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  •   Review laws and policies that impact newly arrived students 
  •   Options for AB540 eligibility 
  •   Learn and discuss what it means to be a "newly arrived" student
  •   Learn some strategies to foster engagement with students and families
  •   Increase awareness regarding student experiences and differing educational backgrounds


Input Needed: Multilingual Learner Leadership Conference

Date: 10/10/2022
Author: Jenn Guerrero

The annual SCOE Multilingual Learner Leadership Conference will take place this January. Please take a moment to provide input on the timing of the event as well as the topics that will be addressed. Your help is greatly appreciated.


September 8th ML Collaborative Follow Up

Date: 09/10/2022
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Thank you for attending the September 8, 2002 Multilingual Learner Collaborative. Below you will find the follow up items from our session. 

  • Slide deck
  • What if a student takes the Initial Alternate ELPAC and there is a question about the results? A parent/guardian or certificated employee of an LEA can request a review of the student’s classification on the basis of the results of the Initial ELPAC or Initial Alternate ELPAC. LEAs must collect evidence to support or deny a request to correct the classification of a student. This process must occur before the first administration of the Summative ELPAC or Summative Alternate ELPAC. For more information, please see  “Correction Process C” in this doc from the CDE.


Welcome to the 22-23 Multilingual Learner Collaborative!

Date: 09/01/2022
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Our first session will be held on Thursday, September 8th from 9:00am-12:00pm at SCOE (5340 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa, 95403). 

Please see below for important details regarding our time together. 

  • If you are NOT able to make it, please send an email to evera@scoe.org
  • Breakfast refreshments will be served
  • Leave extra time for parking
  • Bring a device (laptop, etc.) 
  • Questions? Contact Jenn Guerrero at jguerrero@scoe.org


Final Registration Reminder

Date: 08/17/2022
Author: Jenn Guerrero

After August 19th, only registered participants will receive notifications for this page. If you have not done so already, please register for the 2022-2023 Multilingual Learner Collaborative today. 


Registration Reminders

Date: 08/08/2022
Author: Jenn Guerrero

 

REGISTER TODAY: 2022-2023 Multilingual Learner Collaborative 

If you have not done so already, please register for the 2022-2023 Multilingual Learner Collaborative by Friday, August 19th. After that time only registered participants will receive notifications for this page.

 

ELD Standards Institute 

September 27-29, 2022

8:30am - 3:00pm 

Register here 

This interactive professional learning opportunity is designed to familiarize participants with the California ELD Standards and contextualize and refine their understanding of integrated and designated ELD as explained in the ELA/ELD Framework.

Please note

  • This professional learning opportunity is paid for with Title III Regional funds and only available to Sonoma County educators.
  • There is a cap on participant numbers so be sure to register soon.
  • Educators are encouraged to attend as a team, but it is not required. 

 

Save the date: October 12th, 9:00am-12:00pm, via Zoom 

Compliance and Implementation of Services and Supports for English Learners

The CA Department of Education will address issues related to compliance and implementation of services and supports for English learners. Topics include: ELAC, DELAC, EL identification and assessment, reclassification, Title III, language program options and parent choice, Designated and Integrated ELD, and access to core subject matter. Registration coming soon! 


New ELPAC Coordinator Training

Date: 05/24/2022
Author: Jenn Guerrero

June 6, 2022 | 9:00am -12:00pm | Zoom 

This session is designed for LEA ELPAC coordinators who have been in their role for less than 12 months or want a refresher on the coordinator responsibilities.

Participants will learn about

  • Initial and Summative ELPAC processes
  • Responsibilities of the ELPAC coordinator
  • Suggested time frames for completing activities
  • Procedures and practices to support a successful ELPAC administration

Register here


May 19th EL Collaborative Follow Up

Date: 05/22/2022
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Thank you for attending the final EL Collaborative for the 21-22 school year. Below you will find the follow up items and resources  from our session. 

  • When can LEAs order the picture cards for the Alternate ELPAC? June 1st. 
  • Please see this opportunity for students ages 10-12 to participate in a FREE  week-long Math Lab using curriculum from Stanford's Youcubed team. English and Spanish can be accessed here. 




Leilan, Student
"I like Amarosa because there's a much smaller student count and so teachers can be one-on-one with you. They can actually help you and be one-on-one with you while the class is doing something else. I feel like that's a huge game-changer." - Leilan, Student