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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 

ELD Kindergarten through 5th grade flierLearn 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.

Cost: $75.00

Date: November 29, 2018

Location:    San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111-7319 Rm: Annex B

Cost: $75.00

Date: February 13, 2019

Location:    NCREC: 255 Pico Avenue
San Marcos, CA 92069


Integrated and Designated ELD for Grades 6-12

Integrated and Designated ELD for Grades 6-12 FlierLearn 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.

          Cost: $75.00

          Date:        November 14, 2018  

Location:  South County Regional Education Center
                  800 National City Boulevard
                  National City, CA 91950

Cost: $75.00

Date:        April 4, 2019  

Location:  North County Reginal Education Center

        255 Pico Avenue 
        San Marcos, CA 91950

Click the link to register:  OMS Registration Link for November 14, 2018.                                                          OMS Registration Link for April 4, 2019.

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