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English Language Development

English proficiency levels at all ages require both integrated English language development (ELD) and specialized attention to their particular language learning needs, or designated ELD. Such a multilayered application of the CA ELD Standards requires deep collaboration among educators, support for teachers, and, most importantly, a sustained focus on the strengths and needs of individual students who are English learners and a persistent belief that all students who are English learners can achieve the highest levels of academic and linguistic excellence. 

— English Language Arts and English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Framework for California Public Schools, p. 119

​Integrated ELD

​Integrated ELD, in which all teachers with ELs in their classrooms use the CA ELD standards in tandem with the focal CA CCSS for EL literacy and other content standards.

— ELA/ELD Framework, p. 106

​Designated ELD

​A protected time during the regular school day, in which teachers use the CA ELD standards as the focal standards in ways that build into and from content instruction in order to develop critical language ELs need for content learning in English. 

 ELA/ELD Framework, p. 106

Professional Learning Opportunities

Bringing Integrated and Designated ELD to Life 

Learn how to meet your students' needs through integrated and designated ELD instruction.  Fill your toolkit with strategies and resources to design meaningful tasks and lessons. Participants will be equipped with a clear understanding of the relationship between the ELD Standards, instruction for Els, and the ELPAC. With California’s transition to the ELPAC, the new language assessment for students who are English learners, it is critical for teachers to understand the instructional implications. During this professional learning opportunity, teachers will:

  • Use ELD standards to drive instruction in all content areas

  • Focus on language needs of English learners

  • Amplify instruction for student achievement on the ELPAC

  • Experience research-based practices

Note: Participants must bring their English learner writing samples.

Date: TBD


Integrated and Designated ELD for Grades 6-12

Learn how to meet your students' need through integrated and designated ELD instruction. Fill your toolkit with strategies and resources to design meaningful tasks and lessons. Participants will be equipped with a clear understanding of the relationship between the ELD Standards, instruction for Els, and the ELPAC. With California’s transition to the ELPAC, the new language assessment for students who are English learners, it is critical for teachers to understand the instructional implications. During this professional learning opportunity, teachers will:

  • Use ELD standards to drive instruction in all content areas

  • Focus on language needs of English learners

  • Amplify instruction for student achievement on the ELPAC

  • Experience research-based practices

Note: Please bring your content area instructional materials.

Date:  TBD 


Long Term English Learner Network

All Long Term English Learner (LTEL) Network meetings are held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) in San Diego.

Instructional Approaches

Project GLAD® (Guided Language Acquisition Design)

Instructional/Systems Leadership 

CTEL Information 

California Teacher Credential CTEL Information