The Department provides a wide variety of professional development for staff responsible for teaching ELLs in the district's classrooms. Teachers, administrators and parents are provided with information on language acquisition, program design, compliance, assessments, instructional strategies, and best practices. Professional development sessions are provided to all new teachers hired as bilingual teachers before they begin their work in the classrooms. Some high schools have piloted the QTEL and SIOP models and training sessions are currently being built to sustain the effective practices that emerged from the pilots. Other workshops offered by the district include: Incorporating the ELPS, Scaffolding Instruction, Sheltered Instruction, 50 Strategies for ELL Instruction and ESL classroom practices.
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