EL RISE! Resources



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A California Department of Education Educator Workforce Investment Grant

 A partnership of 

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  • Strengthen California County Offices of Education capacity to support LEAs
  • Increase educator knowledge of the EL Roadmap
  • Build understanding of the implications for various roles in system
  • Build skills and strategies for implementing evidence-based practices
  • Develop shared vision and priorities for local plans
  • Support design, improvement and sustainability of research-based language acquisition programs, including dual language programs
  • Develop local policies and LEA system mechanisms focused on EL needs

....Through customized plans and offerings





ELRISE Fall Webinar Series



Series for Administrators

This is a series of three webinars designed to address immediate needs of school leaders and administrators in opening schools with a focus on meeting the needs of English learners in distance learning. EL RISE! administrators may select one, two or all webinars for participation, and all will be archived for asynchronous access.


Series for Administrators Flyer


Developing Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans that Embrace our English Learners

Tuesday August 18 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Archived Resources


Reopening School with Distance Learning: Embracing Our English Learners

Tuesday August 25 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Archived Resources


Supporting Families and Knitting Strong Home-School Partnerships in a Pandemic Era

Tuesday September 29 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Archived Resources



Series for Teachers 

Meeting the Needs of English Learners in Distance Learning Sessions

This Fall webinar series for educators K-6, is designed to address the immediate needs of teachers in meeting the needs of English learners in distance learning/hybrid schooling contexts. Teachers may select one, two, or all three webinars for participation. 


Series for Teachers Flyer


Creating a Welcoming, Inclusive and Affirming Classroom for English Learners

Wednesday, September 2 or or Wednesday, September 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Archived Resources - coming soon



Critical Conditions for English Learners in Distance Learning

Wednesday, September 16 or Wednesday, September 23 from 2:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m .

Archived Resources - coming soon



Creating and Sustaining Family Partnership in Distance Learning 

Thursday, September 24 or Wednesday, September 30  from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Archived Resources - coming soon





Series for Dual Language Teachers

Beginning the Dual Language Journey in Distance Learning Contexts: A Fall Webinar Series for K/1 Teachers

Part I: Partnering with Families in the First Month of Dual Language Programs K/1

Wednesday, August 19 or Thursday, September 3  from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Archived Resources

At this critical moment in California’s history, we are at risk of losing the many significant gains we have made to build and expand our dual language immersion programs. As we work to welcome and integrate our K/1 learners into a dual language immersion model, families are integral partners. This is especially true in this time of increased social and linguistic isolation, creating a heightened need for a focus on access and equity in distance learning. In this webinar, kindergarten and first grade dual language immersion teachers will receive support, strategies, and frameworks to deepen their work in partnering with families at the beginning of the school year. These will include ideas for creating family cohorts, involving families in the learning, building understanding and buy-in for the bilingual model, and supporting students with strengthening their bilingual identities. This webinar will focus on Spanish dual immersion programs, with consideration for both 90:10 and 50:50 models.


Part II: Planning for Biliteracy in Distance Learning: Spanish Dual Language Programs K/1

Wednesday, August 26 or Thursday, September 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Archived Resources

Kindergarten and first grade dual language immersion teachers have an especially unique challenge and opportunity during distance learning when welcoming their youngest learners joyfully into the bilingual community. They are tasked with supporting their students in building biliteracy, many of whom are in the early stages of acquiring a second language. In this webinar, teachers will gain structures and examples of research-based best practices in planning for biliteracy, Designated ELD, and teaching for transfer. Through a combination of oral language strategies and teacher examples we will look at the most effective ways to foster language development and positive bilingual identities for our students. Teachers will understand how dual language models, routines, and schedules transition to distance learning, and be prepared to plan accordingly.