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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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 mpalaci@wested.org


September EL Collaborative- Slides and Recording

Date: 09/10/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Thank you for attending the September 9, 2021 EL Collaborative. Please see below for the slides, recording, and an additional resource that was discussed. 

Slide Deck

Recording

CA Practitioners’ Guide for Educating ELs with Disabilities (See Chapter 4 for reclassification)  


REMINDER- EL Collaborative TODAY at 3:00pm

Date: 09/09/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

We look forward to seeing you today for our first session of the year. The Zoom information is located below and in your calendar invite as well. If you are unable to attend, the recorded session and slide deck will be posted here tomorrow. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/99686205815

Meeting ID: 996 8620 5815

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+ 16699006833


EL Collaborative- September 9th, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Date: 09/02/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Welcome to the 2021-2022 EL Collaborative. All future communication will be posted here, at the EL News Page. You will be notified when a new post is made, but you can always visit this page at scoe.org/elnews.

Our first meeting of the year will be held virtually, on Thursday, September 9th from 3:00pm-4:30pm. A calendar invite with the Zoom link has been sent to you and the link is below as well. If you are unable to attend, the session will be recorded and posted here along with the slide deck and resources.

Please contact Jenn Guerrero jguerrero@scoe.org or Elsa Vera evera@scoe.org with any questions. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/99686205815

Meeting ID: 996 8620 5815

One tap mobile

+ 16699006833


2021-2022 EL Collaborative and Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

Date: 08/09/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

2021-2022 EL Collaborative Registration 

Beginning August 20th, you will no longer receive EL News Page notifications unless you have registered for the 2021-2022 EL Collaborative. If you haven’t done so already, you can register here.

 

Blended Learning: The Station Rotation Model

FREE virtual training with Dr. Catlin Tucker

Monday, September 27, 2021 9:00AM - 12:00PM (Zoom)

It's impossible to meet the needs of diverse learners, including English learners, if you move lockstep through curriculum and activities as a whole class. Explore how the Station Rotation Model can help you create more opportunities to work directly with small groups of students, individualize scaffolding and support, differentiate instruction, move feedback into the classroom, and allow students to control the pace of their learning. During this hands-on, practice-based session, Catlin Tucker will highlight strategies for designing dynamic lessons, provide tips for making the most of your teacher-led station, review grouping strategies, and encourage you to move feedback and assessment into the classroom. 

Register here

 

Federal Program Monitoring Technical Assistance

Friday, October 1, 2021 (Zoom) 

9:00am- 12:00pm

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


FREE PD with Dr. Catlin Tucker! Blended Learning: The Station Rotation Model

Date: 06/17/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Blended Learning: The Station Rotation Model

Monday, September 27, 2021

9:00am- 12:00pm 

Virtual offering 

It's impossible to meet the needs of diverse learners, including English learners, if you move lockstep through curriculum and activities as a whole class. Explore how the Station Rotation Model can help you create more opportunities to work directly with small groups of students, individualize scaffolding and support, differentiate instruction, move feedback into the classroom, and allow students to control the pace of their learning. During this hands-on, practice-based session, Catlin Tucker will highlight strategies for designing dynamic lessons, provide tips for making the most of your teacher-led station, review grouping strategies, and encourage you to move feedback and assessment into the classroom.

This session is offered free of charge for Sonoma County LEAs through Title III funding.

Register today

 


Guidance for Reclassification: 2020–21 Testing Window Extension

Date: 06/14/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

The CDE has released reclassification guidance, which can be viewed here.


REGISTER for the 21-22 EL COLLABORATIVE

Date: 06/01/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 EL Collaborative.

  • September 9, 2021
  • December 2, 2021
  • March 10, 2022
  • May 19, 2022

Currently, meetings are slated to be held in-person at SCOE from 9:00am- 12:00pm. In the event that a session is changed to be a Zoom meeting, the date will remain the same and the time will shift to 3:00pm-4:30pm.

 


ELPAC Updates

Date: 05/25/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see below for the most recent ELPAC updates from the CDE and ETS. 

Closing out the 2020–2021 Administration

2021–22 Summative ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training Information


2021 Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting

Date: 05/20/2021
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Registration is now open to all for the 2021 Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting, hosted by the California Department of Education. The 90-minute meeting sessions will provide coordinators with the latest information and updates on California's assessment and accountability systems.

The sessions, each of which will have a designated topic, will be presented virtually. They will be held weekly July 29 through September 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., as follows:

  • July 29—Director's Message, Accessibility, and TOMS
  • August 5—ELPAC and California Spanish Assessment
  • August 12—English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics
  • August 19—Science
  • August 26—Interim Assessments and Tools for Teachers
  • September 2—Accountability

For more information and to register, click here.




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