Sonoma County Office of Education

English Learner Services

About

SCOE provides support focused on strengthening instructional programs and ensuring the academic success of second-language learners. The EL Services program offers professional development, coaching, and support services to assist schools in enhancing the capacity of instructional staff and meeting legal mandates with a goal of raising English learner achievement.

Resources

EL Collaborative, 2017-18

These bi-monthly meetings provide collaboration and networking opportunities for specialists, teachers, and coordinators who work with English learners. Scheduled in the morning, the 3-hour sessions include study of relevant English learner topics, sharing and analysis of instructional activities, presentations, and readings. Click here to register for the 2017-18 meetings.

English Learner Leadership Conference Resources

The 2017 Conference featured keynote speaker Dr. Ramón Antonio Martínez from Stanford University. His keynote was Beyond the "English learner" label: Recognizing the richness of children's linguistic repertoires, encouraged educators to view their students’ bilingualism as an asset. Additional speakers were featured in breakout sessions covering a range of topics. See the presentation slides and handouts Additional speakers were featured in breakout sessions covering a range of topics. See the presentation slides and handouts.

Blog: The Language Lens

In her debut blog post, English Learner Coordinator Jenn Guerrero writes about important things that all English Learner students and their families should know in order to ensure student success.

Presentation Slides: Empowering Parents of English Learners through LCFF

This mid-November workshop gave parents of English learners, EL coordinators, and other representatives of District English Learner Advisory Committees and Parent Advisory Committees an opportunity to review the purpose and responsibilities of these committees under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

Presentation Slides in English (pdf)
Presentation Slides in Spanish (pdf)