Learning How English Works

What is LHEW?

This professional development institute is designed to help unpack and implement Part II of the California ELD Standards.  Learning How English Works deepens understanding of the California ELD Standards and guides teachers in planning language lessons for Designated ELD instruction.   

Institute Outcomes 

  • Consider classroom language demands connected to the CA ELD standards

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the text, sentence, and word level academic language of Part II of the CA ELD standards

  • Participate in an instructional routine sequence for teaching language

  • Experience strategies for teaching text, sentence, and word level language

  • Practice the Student Work Analysis Protocol (SWAP) with a focus on language to set learning goals

  • Consider how the protocols, strategies, and routines discussed fit into an existing curriculum

The content provided in this institute is appropriate for:

  • K-5th Classroom Teachers

  • 6th-12th Classroom Teachers

  • Administrators

  • Bilingual or ELD Coaches

  • TOSAs (Teachers on Special Assignment)

The format of this institute can be modified to meet the needs of specific school districts:

  • Two full-day sessions

  • One full-day session, followed by two 

    half-day study sessions

  • Four half-day study sessions

CRLP Signature Professional Learning Programs meets criteria for professional learning in LCFF, and ESEA’s High-Quality Professional Development for Title I, III, V and VII, Part A; and for Title II, Part A and B.
Learning How English Works
It was exciting to learn practical, hand-on strategies that I can use to more effectively engage and motivate my English Language Learners during Designated and Integrated ELD.
2nd Grade Teacher, San Rafael Unified School District