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Professional Development Trainings

  • ELPA- English Language Proficiency Assessments for California logo with state of California on left in gold

    MCSOS ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training provided by Madera County Superintendent of Schools (MCSOS)

    The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English. State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of ELP to eligible students in kindergarten through grade twelve. It consists of two separate ELP assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners (ELs), and a second for the annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's level of ELP.

    Initial Training:
    The purpose of the Initial ELPAC is to determine the English proficiency of students entering California schools for the first time. Identifying students who need help learning in English is important so students get the support they need to do well in school while receiving instruction in all school subjects.

    Participants are certified to administer and score the current year ELPAC Initial Assessment. ELPAC test administrators require annual certification.

    Summative Training:
    The Summative ELPAC measures how well English learner students are progressing with English language development in each of the four domains. The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards and assesses four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The purpose of the Summative ELPAC is to measure progress toward English proficiency and to help determine if a student is ready to be reclassified. This is important to ensure that students continue to receive the support they need to do well in school.

    The training will provide an overview of the test administration. A majority of the training day will be spent on the administration and scoring of the Speaking domain.


    Initial and Summative trainings are done separately. Each training usually takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and can be adjusted to meet the needs of the district.

    For content information, contact:
    Danielle Ross | dross@mcsos.org | (559) 662-3863

    For registration information, contact:
    Karen Roget | kroget@mcsos.org | (559) 662-3860

     

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    Distance Learning Playbook (K-12)

    Teachers now have the opportunity to prepare for distance learning with purpose and intent using what works best to accelerate students’ learning.

    This comprehensive playbook details the research and evidence-based strategies teachers can mobilize to deliver high-impact learning in an online environment.

    Training topics include:
    Part 1
    The first days of remote teaching
    • The first days of remote teaching
    • Remote student / teacher relationships
    • Remote formative and summative assessments
    • Remote student engagement strategies
    • Planning remote instructional units

    Part 2
    • Teacher self-care
    • Teacher clarity at a distance
    • Teacher clarity at a distance
    • Learning, distance or otherwise

    For content information, contact:
    Kirk Delmas | kdelmas@mcsos.org | (559) 662-3866
    Danielle Ross | dross@mcsos.org | (559) 662-3863

    For registration information, contact:
    Karen Roget | kroget@mcsos.org | (559) 662-3860

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    Single Plan for Student Achievement. The letters S P S A are written on stairs leading to the word Success

    Purpose to Impact: Aligning Your School and District Plans (SPSA)

    Keep on top of the latest updates and upgrades to the LCFF and LCAP at this series of workshops hosted by your Madera County Superintendent of Schools. We will closely examine the California School Dashboard, local indicators, and the ins-and-outs of updating your plan. Focus LCAP actions and services where they impact your students – In your schools

    Included in this training will be tools and strategies to:
    • Create a school plan aligned with your LCAP.
    • Use data effectively.
    • Monitor and evaluate implementation to meet students’ needs.
    • Prepare your school planning for ESSA accountability.

    The workshop usually takes place from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and can be adjusted to meet the needs of the district. Available in-district training at no cost!

    For content information, contact:
    Kirk Delmas | kdelmas@mcsos.org | (559) 662-3866

    For registration information, contact:
    Karen Roget | kroget@mcsos.org | (559) 662-3860

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