OELAS continues to make it our goal this year to focus our work with educators this year on building awareness and a strong foundation around Arizona’s newly approved Language Development Approach, SEI Models, and English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS).
Registration links are in the associated title below.
OELAS Professional Learning, Self-Paced Course | Arizona's Language Development Approach Cohort A | Summer 2022
**This course does not meet the requirements towards the SEI Endorsement (full or in partial hours). For more information surrounding the SEI Endorsement and course providers, please visit www.azed.gov/oelas/sei-endorsement.
This interactive self-paced professional learning course, for classroom teachers and instructional leaders, will build a strong foundation for practitioners as they navigate through Arizona's shifts in English Language Development, programming, and instruction. It is through the understanding of Arizona's Language Development Approach (LDA) and its four Principles, that educators will further develop the mindset and increased scope to be responsive and supportive to the needs of our English learners.
*Please note, if you participated in the live sessions of the LDA Series offered by our Professional Learning team last Summer (2021), the content is the same. If you are interested in processing through the series again at your own pace, we invite you to register!
To build a deep understanding of these shifts, the content of this course has been organized into five modules.
MODULE 1: Overview of the LDA & Principles MODULE 2: Principle One - Asset-Based Behaviors and Expectations MODULE 3: Principle Four - Assessment, Monitoring, and Feedback MODULE 4: Principle Two - Integrated Instruction in Disciplinary Language and Content MODULE 5: Principle Three - Targeted and Explicit Language Instruction
Recommended manners in which you can engage with this course:
Classroom Educators: Participate independentlyto support your own professional learning surrounding Arizona’s EL Instructional Context, which includes the LDA, SEI Models, and 2019 ELP Standards. You could also participant with colleagues to support content learning and the shared responsibility of planning instruction for the English learners you serve.
Instructional Leaders: Participate independently to support your own professional learning surrounding Arizona’s EL Instructional Context and to support the educators you serve. You may also find great value in participating as you help facilitate, guide, learn alongside the classroom teachers you serve within your school or district.
Instructional Leaders: Register to lead a cohort of educators through this professional learning surrounding Arizona’s EL Instructional Context. Facilitating a cohort will strengthen the foundational understanding at your school, district, or charter to support the educators as you guide, amplify conversations, and learn alongside the classroom teachers who have a shared responsibility of planning instruction for the English learners in their classroom.
This self-guided, ten-hour course will be completed in Blackboard.
Once registered, you will be able to access the course through your registered events in the Event Management System (EMS) in your ADEConnect Account.
As you progress through each learning module, Modules 2-5 will open when the end of module quiz is completed for the previous module.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT:
Ten (10) clock-hours will be awarded toward recertification in the participant's ADEConnect/EMS account.
Five (5) learning modules at about two-hours each.
The course will be available for completion upon enrollment.
The plan is to keep this cohort (May 2022) of the course open and available through June, which will allow for eight-weeks for complete the five-module course.
OELAS plans to open registration for new cohorts quarterly throughout the coming year.
To provide continued support, our team will provide opportunities to attend “Office Hours”. The link will be available in Blackboard.
A course syllabus will be available in Blackboard upon confirmed enrollment.
Purchase a copy of the recommended book from the course for each of your EL educators who register for this online course (book is not required to take the course).
English Language Learners and the New Standards by Margaret Heritage, Aída Walqui, and Robert Linquanti
The online course is free to access and complete.
If you or your LEA would like to expend Title III funds in connection to the course, please refer several ideas included in Volume 4 of the "On the Horizon" funding newsletter.
OELAS Professional Learning Series: 2019 English Language Proficiency Standards
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
COURSE OVERVIEW: This interactive virtual professional learning series will provide educators of ELs a deeper understanding of the structure and content of the 2019 ELP Standards(ELPS), how the 2019 ELP Standards support an intentional focus on the language necessary for ELs to be successful in school, and how the 2019 ELP Standards are used to support language development in both targeted and integrated ELD.
COURSE FORMAT: This is a series of three virtual and synchronous sessions. It is expected that participants will participate in all three sessions in the series as each session will build upon the previous. The sessions will be facilitated in Zoom. The link to the learning series will be sent to registrants prior to the first session. These sessions will NOT be recorded for participant replay or posting on the website.