EL Continuous Improvement Series

Multiple Sessions

Series Structure

Join us for a four part series that will provide Local Education Agency (LEA) and State Education Agency (SEA) leads with time, guidance and resources focused on the three prongs of the Castañeda v Pickard decision of 1978 to support English Learners (EL).

Each series is comprised of three sessions, each separated by one week.

For each of the series, the first session will be focused on the guidance from the United States Department of Education (USED) and the resources created by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The second session, hosted by the National Association of English Learner Program Administrators (NAELPA), is designed to allow participants space to collaborate and thought partner with peers/colleagues from across the nation. Finally, the third session will feature LEAs and SEAs that have implemented the components shared in session 1 and will share their learnings and advice.


All Sessions are 4:00 - 5:00 Eastern

Series 1 - Principles of Effective EL Programs

Session 1 - September 22, 2021

Session 2 - September 29, 2021

Session 3 - October 6, 2021

Series 2 - Implementing Effective EL Programs

Session 1 - December 1, 2021

Session 2 - December 8, 2021

Session 3 - December 15, 2021

Series 3 - Evaluating EL Programs

Session 1 - March 2, 2022

Session 2 - March 9, 2022

Session 3 - March 16, 2022

Series 4 - Improving EL Programs

Session 1 - May 18, 2022

Session 2 - May 25, 2022

Session 3 - June 1, 2022

Series 1: Principles of Effective EL Programs

This three-part webinar series will focus on guiding principles of EL programs. The main areas of focus include the creation of rigorous EL program models, cross departmental collaboration, staffing and professional learning, and family and community engagement.

Series 2: Implementing Effective EL Programs

This three-part webinar series will concentrate on the following key questions regarding the resources and personnel that are needed to implement evidence-based Language Instruction Education Programs (LIEP). We will focus on shared responsibility and supporting LIEP integrity. In addition, we will explore how states, districts, and schools can support shared responsibility for LIEP implementation across remote, hybrid, and in-person learning environments.

Series 3: Monitoring Progress of EL Programs

This three-part webinar series will seek to explore the short- and long-term goals that will help to monitor implementation of evidence-based LIEPs and the tools and processes that can be used to measure progress toward these goals.

Series 4: Improving EL Programs

This three-part webinar series will focus on how the outcomes of the EL program evaluation should support EL program administrators at the LEA and SEA to use data to inform changes of program design. We will focus on how diverse stakeholders can be engaged in the program implementation and improvement process.
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