With the news of school closures until the end of the school year, we have heard that there is an increased need for you and your colleagues to connect and learn from each other, share resources and provide the emotional and professional support to meet the demands of equitable access and EL appropriate instruction through distance learning, materials or one-on-one outreach with your English Learners.
We at Californians Together have witnessed through various hosted Zoom webinars and meetings the need for people to be connected and wanting to share and learn from each other. With that in mind, we are offering various opportunities to uplift each other and at the same time make a difference for our students.
This zoom meeting covered examples of teachers implementing integrated and designated English language development through distance learning and create a space for elementary school teachers to connect and learn from each other by grade-spans.
Tuesday April 21
This zoom meeting will cover examples of teachers implementing designated ELD lessons and instruction and how they outreach to their students to engage in language development through distance learning. A space will be created for secondary teachers to share by grade spans.
Tuesday April 28
Content area teachers will share how they are able to include integrated ELD through their distance learning experiences. A space will be created for secondary teachers to share by content area.
Tuesday May 5
Sessions later in May and June will cover Spanish and Asian Languages Bilingual Instruction, Meeting Social Emotional Needs of Students, Early Childhood Education and Dual Language Learners, Support for Immigrant and Refugee Students and Parent Engagement.