• The English Learner Leaders' Community of Practice (EL Leaders' CoP)

    Working in the most diverse county in the United States affords us the rare privilege of supporting students with vastly different cultures and linguistic needs. Join fellow language and literacy colleagues as we explore ways in which to empower teachers’ pedagogical practices and students’ voices through communal
    discussion around policy, program implementation, and resources.

    Content from each meeting will include updates from the California Department of
    Education (CDE)’s Bilingual Coordinators Network and the Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC)’s ELA/ELD Subcommittee, as well as opportunities to learn from leaders in the county through district spotlights and networking.

    The current version of this community of practice began on March 17, 2020.

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    2020-2021 Meeting Dates

    • August 12, 2020
    • September 9, 2020
    • October 14, 2020
    • November 4, 2020**
    • December 9, 2020
    • January 13, 2021
    • February 10, 2021
    • March 3, 2021**
    • April 14, 2021
    • May 12, 2021
    • June 2, 2021**

    **All meetings will be held from 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, with the exception of the dates with asterisks. These are special, cross-curricular CoP meetings.


    2019-2020 Meeting Date


    This Community of Practice is open to district administrators, site administrators, coaches, and teachers who play an active role in the programmatic decisions and best practices necessary to support English learners in our county. If are interested in attending our meetings, please register here.