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Professional Development Aligned to Arizona’s English Language Proficiency Standards for English Language Development

The Arizona Department of Education, through the Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS), has been providing various types of professional development in order to assist with implementation efforts throughout the state. Professional development is offered in various formats such as face-to-face workshops and institutes, webinars, online courses, and web-content delivery. Specific information on the professional development offerings by the Arizona Department of Education can be located by selecting the appropriate icon below.Professional development is being offered around the state in different phases. Please see the descriptions listed below the icons if you need more clarification on the meaning of these phases.

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OELAS FOUNDATIONS OELAS PHASE I
Knowledge
Trainings designed for teachers, coaches, and administrators new to Structured English Immersion (SEI) classrooms and English language development. Background provided on SEI models, instruction, and effective use of English Language Proficiency Standards in the specific areas of listening and speaking, grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing. Trainings designed for SEI classroom teachers and teachers with Individual Language Learner Plans (ILLP), ELL coaches and administrators. Trainings facilitate task analysis of English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) to make connections between English language development and Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) including text complexity and instructional shifts.
OELAS PHASE II
Application
OELAS PHASE III
Integration
Trainings designed for SEI classroom teachers, teachers with ILLPs, and ELL coaches and administrators. Trainings develop content necessary to maintain relationships between ELPS and AZCCRS and require application of English Language Proficiency Standards to plan for rigorous instruction in the areas of listening and speaking, grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing. Trainings designed for SEI classroom teachers, teachers with ILLPs, and ELL coaches and administrators. Trainings incorporate collaboration with Early Childhood, Exceptional Students Services, and K-12 Standards educators to establish language and academic content relationships through unit planning and project-based learning.

The 45 hour Structured English Immersion (SEI) Completion classes (cost associated) are available online through IDEAL. (IDEAL account is required – free) Please click here to visit the website.  Videos of SEI methodologies being modeled are also available for viewing through IDEAL. The videos are labeled so as to indicate the appropriate proficiency level and stage, as as include a wealth of additional valuable information. The methodologies shown can be used for all parts of the Language Star (phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon and semantics). Also included are videos on timely topics recorded from the 2009 OELAS Conference