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COMMON CORE AND ENGLISH LEARNERS WORKSHOP
$0"Academic English for English Learners Through the $0Listening and Speaking Common Core Standards"$0Grades 4 -12$0$0$0The Common Core Listening and Speaking Standardsprovide opportunities for active student engagement through orallanguage development.  This session will present scaffolding strategiesto provide English learners support and access to these standards.  Thesession will focus on building academic language essential to the CommonCore Standards.  Through interactive participation, viewing andreflecting on video lessons, participants will leave with knowledge ofthe standards and instructional strategies unique to the language andacademic needs of English learners.$0$0$0Presented by:$0Dr. Ivannia Soto Hinman$0Author and Associate Professor Whittier College$0and $0Shelly Spiegel-Coleman$0Executive Director, Californians Together$0$0November 21, 2013$0$0Oakland Asian Cultural Center - Auditorium$0388 9th St. - second floor$0Oakland, Ca 94607$0510-637-0455$0$0Register on line at http://tinyurl.com/kuh5qsa or download the registration brochure $0$0$0
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COMMON CORE AND ENGLISH LEARNERS WORKSHOP
"Academic English for English Learners Through the
Listening and Speaking Common Core Standards"

Grades 4 -12

The Common Core Listening and Speaking Standards provide opportunities for active student engagement through oral language development.  This session will present scaffolding strategies to provide English learners support and access to these standards.  The session will focus on building academic language essential to the Common Core Standards.  Through interactive participation, viewing and reflecting on video lessons, participants will leave with knowledge of the standards and instructional strategies unique to the language and academic needs of English learners.

Presented by:
Dr. Ivannia Soto Hinman
Author and Associate Professor Whittier College
and
Shelly Spiegel-Coleman
Executive Director, Californians Together

May 14, 2013

Almansor Court Banquets and Restaurants
700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA  91801

Register on line at http://tinyurl/May14thworkshop or download the registration brochure
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November 14, 2012 Workshop
"Prevent Long Term English Learners by Building a Strong Foundation PreK-6 for Academic Language and the Common Core"
Presented by

Dr. Laurie Olsen, Author Reparable Harm, and Director Sobrato Early Academic Literacy (SEAL) Initiative

and

Jennifer Analla, Certified GLAD Trainer and Facilitator/Coach for the SEAL Initiative

Patricia Montes Pate, Bilingual Field Supervisor for Stanford University

November14, 2012

Redwood Shores Community Conference Center

Redwood City, CA

The Institute will be present important context to help guide the development of high quality programs and instruction to prevent students from becoming LTELs and concrete teaching strategies that target rich, engaged language developmentand academic English proficiency. Register Online
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Rich Language Development and Engagement Strategies to Prevent Elementary School Students from Becoming Long Term English Learners
May 23, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
Almansor Court Banquets and Restaurants
700 S. Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA.  91801
626-570-4600

Presenters:  Dr. Laurie Olsen, Director Sobrato Early Academic Language Program
                    Dr. Dolores Beltran, Professor Emerita, California State University, Los Angeles
                    Dr. Lilia Sarmiento, Professor, California State University, Dominquez Hills

 A new model for elementary school programs and instruction developed for the Sobrato Early Academic Language Program that optimizes language, academic and cognitive development for English learners will be presented.  The approach to intensive language instruction, thematic curriculum planning and systematic articulation/alignment across grade levels will be shared.  Teacher developed tools for instruction and evaluation and lessons learned will be part of this important workshop. 

Through varied participatory structures and classroom videos, participants will be introduced to a framework and model that optimizes academic content language for English learners within the 5E science inquiry process.  Effective practices that promote talk, thought and interaction for language instruction will be presented with applicability to other content areas.

Register online http://tinyurl.com/6q3x6v2 or with the attached registration brochure.
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State Seal of Biliteracy and Local District Biliteracy Pathway Awards Implementation Workshop - February 28, 2012



To assist districts and agencies inimplementing the State  Seal ofBiliteracy  Recognition, we havescheduled a workshop in Southern California on February 28, 2012. We encourage district teams withan English Learner coordinator, curriculum specialist, board members, siteadministrators and teacher leaders to register. Teams will leave the workshopwith a draft implementation plan and many resources.  An overview of the awards, criteria forgranting, and district step by step process for adopting the Seal of Biliteracyand/or local Biliteracy Pathway Awards will be presented.  Register early online http://tinyurl.com/7s4gkct or download the registration form!
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Preventing Long Term English Learners: Building a Strong Foundation for Academic Success From Pre-K through Elementary School
A symposium targeted for county, district and school site leadership teams to learn about the research on Long Term English Learners, focusing on what happensalong the schooling journey from preschool through elementary schoolthat results in students who cease progressing towards Englishproficiency and struggle academically despite having been in ourschools for many years. Information will be shared on who the students are, what we know abouttheir needs and how to design effective  programs and services andexamples of high quality instruction to meet the needs of thesestudents. Presenters:  Dr. Laurie Olsen, Author Reparable Harm, andDr. Margarita Calderon, Professor Emeritus and Research ScientisThe symposium is scheduled for November 16, 2011 and will be held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco To register online, please click here.
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Preventing Long Term English Learners: Building a Strong Foundation for Academic Success From Pre-K through Elementary School
A symposium targeted for county, district and school site leadership teams to learn about
the research on Long Term English Learners, focusing on what happens along the schooling journey from preschool through elementary school that results in students who cease progressing towards English proficiency and struggle academically despite having been in our schools for many years.

Information will be shared on who the students are, what we know about their needs and how to design effective  programs and services and examples of high quality instruction to meet the needs of these students.

Presenters:  Dr. Laurie Olsen, Author Reparable Harm, and Dr. Margarita Calderon, Professor Emeritus and Research Scientist

The symposium is scheduled for May 25, 2011 and will be held at Almansor Court Banquets and Restaurant in Alhambra, California.
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Three Seal of Biliteracy Workshops!!!
For district teams who want to learn how to adopt a Seal of Biliteracy and leave with a implementation plan. Register early online or download the registration form!
October 28, 2010 - Ventura County Office of Education - no online registration download
November 30, 2010 - Azusa Unified School District (Flyer) download
November 30, 2010 - Azusa Unified School District (Registration Form) download
December 15, 2010 - San Mateo County office of Education (Flyer) download
December 15, 2010 - San Mateo County office of Education (Registration Form) download

Long Term English Learners: Directions for Policy, Program and Practice
A symposium targeted for county, district and school site leadership teams to learn about the existing research on Long Term English Learners. Information will be shared on who the students are, what we know about their needs and how to design effective systems, programs and services to meet the needs of these students.

Each attendee will receive a copy of a new publication on Long Term English Learners authored by one of the presenters, Dr. Laurie Olsen. The symposium is scheduled for November 16, 2010 and will be held at Oakland Airport Hilton, California.
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Seal of Biliteracy Workshop - September 28, 2010, Ventura County Office of Education
For district teams who want to learn how to adopt a Seal of Biliteracy and leave with a implementation plan. Register early!
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Speaking in Tongues
a film screening and panel discussion benefiting Californians Together

Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 3pm
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Directions: http://bit.ly/buxwiC

What would it be like if you put your children in a school where the teacher spoke a foreign language? Speaking in Tongues follows the experience of 4 kids in language immersion grade schools.

Come watch this award winning film and support Californians Together, a statewide coalition of parents, teachers, education advocates and civil rights groups committed to securing equal access to quality education for all children. $4 from each ticket sold will be donated to Californians Together in support of its Seal of Biliteracy campaign.

Please share this exciting event with your networks. Special invited guests include: the filmmakers, community leaders, policymakers and more advocates from organizations at the forefront of multilingual education.

Limited tickets available, so purchase yours now: http://bit.ly/amfISs

Long Term English Learners: Directions for Policy, Program and Practice
A symposium targeted for county, district and school site leadership teams to learn about the existing research on Long Term English Learners. Information will be shared on who the students are, what we know about their needs and how to design effective systems, programs and services to meet the needs of these students.

Each attendee will receive a copy of a new publication on Long Term English Learners authored by one of the presenters, Dr. Laurie Olsen. The symposium is scheduled for May 27, 2010 and will be held at Almansor Court in Alhambra, California.
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Californians Together Launches The Seal of Biliteracy Program
To assist districts and agencies in implementing a Seal of Biliteracy Program we have scheduled:
December 1st, 2009 Riverside, California
January 27th, 2010 Fresno, California
March 4th, 2010 San Diego, California
The workshop flyer and registration form can be downloaded. We encourage teams of district English Learner coordinator, curriculum specialist, board members, site administrators and teacher leaders to register to be able to work as a team on a district implementation plan. An overview of the awards, criteria for granting, and district step by step process for adopting a Seal of Biliteracy will be presented.
For questions and further information email or call Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, Executive Director at 562-983-1333 or Shelly@californianstogether.org
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Californians Together Launches The Seal of Biliteracy Program - Two Workshops
To assist districts and agencies in implementing a Seal of Biliteracy Program we have scheduled two workshops:
Southern California: October 27, 2009 to be held in Glendale Unified School District, Glendale, California
Northern California: November 12, 2009 to be held in the Sobrato Conference Center, San Jose, Californa
The workshop flyer and registration form can be downloaded. We encourage teams of district English Learner coordinator, curriculum specialist, board members, site administrators and teacher leaders to register to be able to work as a team on a district implementation plan. An overview of the awards, criteria for granting, and district step by step process for adopting a Seal of Biliteracy will be presented.
For questions and further information email or call Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, Executive Director at 562-983-1333 or Shelly@californianstogether.org
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"Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for English Learners through Content Instruction" - Register NOW

presented by Deborah J. Short, PhD. Deborah is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Applied Linguistics and Co-developer of the SIOP Model. This session focuses on best practices for middle and high school English learners who need to acquire academic language and literacy skills for success in school.
Date: May 28, 2009
Place: Luminarias Restaurant
3500 W. Ramona Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Exciting One Day Workshop - January 14, 2009 - Register NOW

Dr. Robert Marzano presents "Building Academic Background Knowledge in English Language Learners: An Idea Whose Time Has Come"
AND
Silvia Duque de Reyes presents "Standards Based Differentiation for English Learners
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May 29, 2008
Choose One of These Two Important Workshops
 
"Quality Teaching of English Learners (QTEL)"
Presented by Aida Walqui
Director of The Professional Development Center
West Ed
Grades: 6-12
 
Or
 
"Small Schools and Learning Communities that Work for English Learners"
Presented by Laurie Olsen
California Tomorrow
Grades 6-12
 
Place:
Luminarias Restaurant
3500 W. Ramona Blvd.
Monterey Park, California 91754
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Upcoming Event - December 5th, 2007
"Who's Doing the Talking and Thinking in your Classroom? Helping English Learners Engage in Meaningful Conversation Leading to Deep Comprehension"
Grades: K-8
Place: The Reef Convention Center
Long Beach, California
Presented by Sue Wilder
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