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1. Creating multilingual professional learning communities

A multilingual professional learning community, or MPLC, is organized and directed by practitioners, with a shared mission, vision, and goals for educating multilingual learners. As you’ll see in the webinar, an MPLC brings a multilingual perspective to professional learning communities.

Publication: Caslon Community

Topic: Professional Development

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2. Notemaking Guide for Expository Text

Leadership teams can use the Notemaking Guide to structure their team work so they customize for their states, districts, schools, and programs.

Publication: Caslon Community

Topic: Professional Development

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Object(s): handout



A.0.1 Evaluating and Improving Programs for Bilingual and English Learners

Rebecca Field gave this presentation at fall 2016 conferences. Participants learn to 1) conduct an internal and/or external evaluation of their services for bilingual and English learners; 2) collect and analyze program review data; 3) use evidence of student learning (ACCESS for ELLs data) to guide instruction and collaboration among general education, literacy, ELD, and bilingual teachers; and 4) use evaluation findings to strengthen programs and professional development. Examples from diverse districts are provided.

Publication: Caslon Community

Topic: Program Implementation and Evaluation

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Object(s): presentation



A.0.2 Evaluating and Improving Programs for Bilingual and English Learners

Rebecca Field used this handout with her fall 2016 presentations (see Resource A.0.1). The handout can guide district efforts to collect data for the program review.

Publication: Caslon Community

Topic: Program Implementation and Evaluation

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Object(s): handout



CABE 2021 Caslon authors at our Virtual Exhibit

Caslon is proud to have so many authors represented at this year’s CABE 2021 Virtual Conference, Standing Together for Unity, Multiliteracy, and Equity, March 23 – 27, 2021. We are also happy to announce that several of these authors will be at the Caslon Virtual Exhibit between 2 and 3 pm each afternoon. This 1-minute video introduces these conversations with the authors. We will post recordings of these conversations after the conference.

Tuesday: Jim Cummins (keynote) and his co-author Raymond Isola (Transforming Sanchez School: Shared leadership, equity and evidence) talk with bilingual and general education leaders about the dynamic role of the principal in long-term educational change. Isola was engaged in this school transformation for thirteen years as principal of Sanchez School in San Francisco.

Wednesday: Rebecca Field invites your feedback on Caslon Learning, our new web-based professional learning system featuring The Translanguaging Classroom by Ofelia García, Susana Ibarra Johnson, and Kate Seltzer. Field will demonstrate the system, and invite questions and comments on its different features.

Thursday: Kathy Escamilla and Susan Hopewell, co-authors of Biliteracy from the Start answer your questions about biliteracy instruction and assessment.

Friday: Sandra Mercuri and Sandra Musanti as launch their new book La enseñanza en el aula bilingüe: Content, language, and biliteracy, which is written primarily in Spanish. Sandra and Sandra will talk with you about the strategic and purposeful use of Spanish and English for instructional and assessment purposes on two levels: in the elementary bilingual classroom, and to structure professional learning for bilingual teachers.

Publication: Caslon Community

Topic: Professional Development

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Colorín Colorado Immigration Guide

How to Support Immigrant Students and Families: Strategies for Schools and Early Childhood Programs
Colorín Colorado has published a new comprehensive guide for schools and early childhood programs about how they can support immigrant students and families. The in-depth guide includes more than 50 strategies which are accompanied by tips, recommended resources and videos, related research, and anecdotes from Colorín Colorado’s extensive network of educators and partners.

Publication: Caslon Community

Topic: Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy

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Object(s): Reference



Common Core en Español

This link leads to the Common Core Translation Project, also known as Common Core en Español, which has been developed by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and the California Department of Education and endorsed by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). This translated and linguistically augmented version of the California Common Core ELA/Literacy Standards and Math Standards in Spanish is posted on this website for free public access and is available to individuals in California and across the country.

Publication: Caslon Community

Topic: Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy

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Object(s): website



Common Core State Standards official website

This link leads to the official Common Core State Standards website. According to this site, the Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

Publication: Caslon Community

Topic: Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy

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Object(s): website





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