The purpose of the NWESD ELL Cooperative is to:
- Develop capacity for ELL Specialists to deliver training within their own district;
- Provide support and training to district leaders to build an effective ELL program;
- Provide teacher training to member districts while internal capacity is being developed.
Cooperative member districts can access the materials and resources on the Canvas site
ELL Cooperative PLC’s
PLC for Administrators & ELL Specialists
September 27, 2019; November 20, 2019; March 24, 2020
This 3 part series will offer opportunities for ELL program Administrators and ELL Specialist to learn about the practices in ELL programs and services. District teams will have opportunities to learn more about ELL instructional program design, planning and implementation. A breakout strand will be available for those wanting to learn more about dual language program design.
ELL Specialist PLC
October 24, 2019; January 9, 2020; April 14, 2020
In this series, ELL Specialist will focus on building their capacity for facilitating adult learning and refining instructional strategies and resources for use in their ELL programs. Some topics of interest may include: supporting newcomers, parent engagement, leveraging technology, academic vocabulary, and authentic classroom applications.
Paraeducator Training Dates
September 18, 2019 – ELL Paraeducator Training 101 – Language Acquisition Strategies
October 16, 2019 – Strategies to Best Utilize Limited Time in Push-in/Pull-out Services
January 22, 2020 – Strategies and Resources for English Language Development Based on the ELPA Levels
March 18, 2020 – Scaffolds and Strategies for Oral Language Development