ELAD News - May 21, 2020

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May 21, 2020

  • ELAD 2020 Summer Institute Courses
  • Revised 2019 ELP Standards Update - ADE/OELAS
  • The Approved Research-Based SEI Models (School Year 2020-2021)

 

ELAD 2020 Summer Institute Courses

ELAD is offering a number of courses through Summer Institute in regards to the Approved Research-Based SEI Models and the Revised 2019 ELP Standards.  The courses being offered are noted below and can be registered for on GROW:

Course #11102 - Approved Research-Based SEI Models Overview:

New Research-Based SEI Models have been approved for school year 2020-2021. This online course will lead you through an overview of the Approved Research-Based SEI Models, the foundation of the models, and instruction within the models. The models allow for new flexibility in EL programs, new and exciting opportunities for English learners, and represent a continued commitment to serving all English learners.

Course #11108 - Approved Research-Based SEI Models Overview PLC:

New Research-Based SEI Models have been approved for school year 2020-2021. This Webex facilitated PLC will allow time for participants to discuss and collaborate in regards to the New SEI Models. It is recommended that participants take the online Approved Research-Based SEI Model Overview course prior to participating in this course.

Course #11107 - Revised 2019 English Language Proficiency Standards Overview:

The English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards have been revised and adopted for a beginning implementation school year 2020-2021 and a full implementation school year 2021-2022. This online course will lead you through an overview of the Revised ELP Standards, the components of the Revised ELP Standards, instruction with the Revised ELP Standards, and transition to the Revised ELP Standards. The Revised 2019 ELP Standards are in direct alignment with the Arizona State ELA Standards. The ELP Standards provide prerequisite language skills for English learners (ELs) to access academic content and they provide the foundational and developing linguistic knowledge for students who are not proficient in English.


Revised 2019 ELP Standards Update - ADE/OELAS

Implementation of Revised ELP Standards

  • The Arizona State Board of Education approved the revised ELP Standards in December of 2018. 
  • During School Year 2019-2020, ADE has been working with the ELP Standards committee to create resources and training to support implementation of the new standards.
  • LEAs are expected to start including the revised standards in lesson plans during School Year 2020-2021.
  • AZELLA will continue to be based on the 2010 ELPS; therefore, a map aligning the 2010 ELPS and the Revised ELPS will soon be provided to LEAs for use in planning.

Important Considerations

  • The English Language Proficiency Standards, grade bands are divided into Reading Foundational Standards (K-5 only) and10 ELP Standards.
  • The ELP Standards are organized according to a schema that represents the following types of communication: Productive Communication, Receptive Communication, Interactive Communication, and Language.
  • The ELP standards are written to align with Arizona’s ELA standards, intended to build language in a way that provides access and opportunity to grade level content.

Resources and Support

  • A standards implementation guidance document will be coming soon.
  • Professional learning opportunities focused on the revised ELP standards are being planned and will be communicated to the field by the end of the month.
  • Remember… AZELLA will be based on the revised ELPS in School year 2021-2022.

To preview the Revised 2019 ELP Standards and related documents that have been provided by ADE/OELAS, click on the following link:

Revised 2019 ELP Standards - ADE/OELAS

 

The Approved Research-Based SEI Models (School Year 2020-2021)

New Research-Based SEI Models have been approved for implementation School Year 2020-2021.

The models allow for new flexibility in EL programs and new and exciting opportunities for English
Learners.  The new models represent a continued commitment to serving all English learners.

School site leaders are currently determining which of the models will best serve the English learners at their school site for the upcoming school year.  Please click on the following link for more details on the Approved Research-Based SEI Models:

Approved Research-Based SEI Models

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                              
Please contact Terri Cota, Debee Demolina, or Christina Weber, via email, for any questions or need for support.  We are happy to help!


       

          Terri Cota                                            Debee Demolina                                             Christina Weber

   tmcota@mpsaz.org                              ddemolina@mpsaz.org                                   cjweber@mpsaz.org

     

Happy Summer with Flowers

 

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