Professional Development

English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework Intensive Institute for California Educators

California Educators: Strengthen your understanding and enact — or facilitate implementation of — pedagogical practices and deeper learning for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Participate in our ELA/ELD Framework Intensive Institute.

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Who Will Benefit

  • School Leadership Staff, K-8
  • District Leadership Staff
  • Teachers, K-8
  • English Learner Specialists

What You Will Learn

This three-day intensive institute is designed to strengthen teaching and learning in these major areas:

  • Fostering collaborative academic conversations among students, abundant writing, and interactive reading around complex texts and intellectually rich content
  • Deepening understanding of the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) Literacy and California English Language Development (ELD) Standards
  • Engaging students in text-oriented talk about the language in complex texts
  • Observing students closely and continuously gathering evidence of student learning to provide both planned and just-in-time scaffolding
  • Creating positive and culturally responsive learning environments

During the institute, participants will engage in collaborative, interactive tasks that both model and convey critical Framework principles:

  • Discussing key readings from the California ELA/ELD Framework, including those related to integrated and designated ELD and culturally responsive teaching
  • Participating in and analyzing standards-based, Framework-aligned “keystone pedagogies” as well as model lessons and sample units
  • Sharing and developing new ideas about scaffolding student learning; using formative assessment practices and strategies; fostering equity; and establishing inclusive and supportive learning environments in which all students thrive

Service Details

Institutes are offered several times a year and are typically held in a school within a partner district. Institute dates are set when locations are secured.*

Districts can also request to host the institute.

Professional development is differentiated in four grade spans (transitional kindergarten TK-1, 2-3, 4-6, 6-8) and includes implementation planning for site and district administrators.

Site- and district-level leadership teams and site-level instructional teams are encouraged to participate together for optimal learning and implementation.

An institute can be contracted for 100 TK-5 participants or 120 TK-8 participants by districts.

* Please contact Annette Gregg at agregg@wested.org or 510.302.4210 for information on dates and locations. In addition, please visit this page periodically, and/or WestEd.org, as dates and locations will be posted when available.

What Makes This Service Unique

The ELA/ELD Framework is California’s comprehensive approach to supporting all students — with a particular emphasis on English learners — to develop academic literacy, analytical practices, and deep content understanding across disciplines. This institute will help you deepen your understanding of the framework for English learner student success.

Cost

The cost to attend a three-day institute is $1,500/person; $1,300/person in teams of 4 or more.

Learn More

To learn more, please contact Annette Gregg at agregg@wested.org or 510.302.4210.