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Training Catalog

Current offerings are included below. New trainings are developed periodically, and will be added to the catalog when available. All trainings included here have been approved by PDE. All trainings are eligible for Act 48 credit. Credit processing will be managed by the trainer and his/her sponsoring organization.

EL Reclassification Procedures

The EL Reclassification Procedures training will overview policies, regulations and procedures related to the reclassification of English learners in Pennsylvania, including ELs identified for special education. Participants will analyze their school or district’s current procedures in relation to regulations to determine compliance and identify areas for improvement, before drafting an action plan for implementing the reclassification process at their school. Participants will then engage in guided practice using samples of EL students’ talk and writing to both familiarize themselves with the scoring rubrics as well as practice assessing student proficiency, completing the rubrics and making reclassification determinations.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Locate and utilize training resources and associated support documents available through the ESL Portal.
  • Evaluate students’ language use using the state language use inventories.
  • Build inter-rater reliability by practicing evaluations together and discussing outcomes.
  • Conduct language use evaluations for reclassification.

Intended Audience

The EL Reclassification Procedures training is designed for:

  • Content teachers who will be assigned to complete rubrics
  • ESL specialists
  • ELD administrators

Length of Training

Half-day (2.5 hours) or a full-day (5 hours) workshop.

New ELD Coordinator Training

This training is designed to prepare new ELD coordinators to manage the various components of ELD program implementation and administration. During this session, participants will take an in-depth look at procedures related to EL identification, placement, assessment, reclassification, monitoring and reporting. Additional topics covered will include LIEP design and evaluation, ELD curriculum and instructional designs, EL student growth and attainment targets, communicating with parents and families, fostering collaboration, and facilitating an inclusive and supportive school climate for ELs and their families.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Analyze scenarios to determine what compliance issues are present (if any) and what the legal basis for the noncompliance is.
  • Consider various factors that go into the LIEP design
  • Develop and implement local identification and reclassification procedures
  • Pinpoint what resources the district currently has access to in order to meet the demands of the EL program as well as identify what resources are still needed
  • Navigate data systems to complete required reporting
  • Access WIDA’s secure site and locate materials
  • Analyze student data to inform decision-making
  • Create a communications plan with identified resources for communicating with EL parents and families

Intended Audience

The New ELD Coordinators training is designed for:

  • ESL specialists who share responsibility for some level of ELD program coordination
  • ELD coordinators/administrators

Length of Training

Two-day workshop (10 hours)

Understanding the Future Ready PA Index – EL Indicator

This training introduces educators to the Future Ready PA Index, with specific focus on the EL Indicator. Participants will be guided through a
tutorial on the development of the FRPaI, how the accountability system compares to the previous accountability system, how to read the
outcomes reported in the FRPaI, and how to draw upon the outcomes reported in the FRPaI to inform educational decisions.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Access the Future Ready PA Index
  • Understand how the EL indicator in the FRPaI is calculated
  • Understand what the EL indicator means for their school
  • Understand how the EL indicator fits into the overall state accountability system under the state approved consolidated ESSA plan.

Intended Audience

The Understanding the Future Ready PA Index – EL Indicator training is designed for:

  • ESL specialists who share responsibility for some level of ELD program coordination
  • ELD coordinators/administrators

Length of Training

Full-day workshop (5 hours)

If you have an idea for a training or a topic that you would like to see included here, please email your idea/suggestion to Center for Schools and Communities English Language Development Managing Coordinator.