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Professional Development Training for Bilingual Schools

Spanish Language Development Standards

SDCOE's Language Learner Team proudly announces the publication of the first-ever Spanish Language Development Standards through the auspices of the California Department of Education. The standards can be used to plan instruction and assessment for Spanish Leaners (students new to Spanish) or to integrate language learning with Spanish Language Arts and other subject matter. Accordingly the standards can be obtained at commoncore-espanol.com within the California tab labeled "CaCCSS en Español"-"SLA/Literacy" (Spanish Language Arts) section.

Starting Spring of 2018, professional learning on the standards will be lead by SDCOE in partnership with the California Reading and Literacy Project. Intended learning intentions  for the professional learning sessions include:


    • Recognizing the links between language development and language arts standards.


    • Understanding the structure, use and value of the Spanish language development
    • standards


    • Identifying strengths of model lessons for integrated and designated Spanish Language
    • Development.


    • Connecting the SLD standards to content areas and texts to be taught in Spanish.



More details on the SLD standards professional learning sessions is forthcoming.


To order print copies, contact: Jorge.CuevasAntillon@sdcoe.net

Running Records in two languages: Spanish and English

Running Records are an essential component of the formative assessment process for every classroom. With this series of workshops, teachers in Spanish-English dual language programs will learn how to apply running records as a formative assessment to guide instruction. Participants will practice administering running records in Spanish and English using student video recordings from real dual language program classrooms. 


More Professional Learning on the California ​State Standards for Spanish Language Arts​

Contact Jorge Cuevas-Antillón to receive more information about professional learning related to teaching in Spanish.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Spanish Language Arts via Common Core State Standards

Students and teachers working within Spanish-English biliteracy classrooms now have access to this carefully derived, valuable and practical equivalency of the English language arts content standards. The resource also offers teachers, paraprofessionals, and English learners primary language access to the language arts standards. ​

Visit Common Core en Español​ for more information.