As part of state support for enacting the visionary 2017 California English Learner Roadmap policy, the legislature and California Department of Education funded two Educator Workforce Investment Grants, of which EL RISE! (English Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systemic Excellence) was one. There were three main agencies leading the work of EL RISE!: Californians Together, Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL), and Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL). Under Californians Together’s leadership, these three agencies provided research-based professional learning to ensure coherence across the professional learning efforts for multiple educator roles through 20 County Offices of Education who collectively serve 76.7% of the state’s English Learners. Across three years, EL RISE! provided professional learning to support the EL Roadmap policy to 13,405 educators representing 547 LEAs across the state.
The following Microsites house the resources for the sessions created by EL RISE!
EL RISE! stands for English Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systemic Excellence, and is a partnership of:
- Californians Together
- Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL)
- Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL)
EL RISE! is funded by a grant from the California Department of Education to support implementation of the visionary 2017 CA English Learner Roadmap policy.
Over three years, the three agencies worked with and through 20 County Offices of Education who collectively serve 76.7% of the state’s English learners - partnering with county offices to develop capacity to support LEAs in making meaning of the Roadmap principles, understanding their English learner/dual language learner population, becoming familiar with research on dual language development, developing local implementation plans, and implementing those plans across multiple roles and parts of the system.
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