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K-12 Systematic ELD: Teacher And Administrator Leader Strands

Mon Aug 10, 2020 -  Fri Aug 14, 2020
8:00 am -  4:00 pm
Registration options:
Ticket Name Ticket Price Qty
Teacher Leader Strand Cost $ 2,200.00
Administrator Leader Strand $ 2,200.00
International Teacher Leader Strand Cost $ 3,500.00
International Administrator Leader Strand $ 3,500.00

Event description:

Administrator Leader Strand

Meaningful implementation is dependent upon realizing a clear vision of instruction along with developing a strong leadership team. To do this work, site and district leaders need to deepen knowledge of leading implementation, understand key Systematic ELD skills, and use tools for planning, communicating, setting priorities, and allocating resources.    

Administrator Leader Strand outcomes: 

  • Promote strong site and classroom implementation.
  • Ask key questions to refine instructional practice.
  • Establish systems/structures to ensure robust implementation.

Teacher Leader Strand

Participants in the Elementary Systematic ELD Teacher Leader Strand will deepen their understanding of current research of second language acquisition, explicit language instruction and, effective instructional planning. Participants will also engage in a vibrant professional learning community specifically designed to prepare them to support others in providing Systematic ELD instruction. Certified district leaders will develop their capacity to lead continuing learning and collaboration sessions.


  • Expand knowledge and understanding of explicit language instruction.
  • Deepen understanding of Systematic ELD Refining Our Practice skills and competencies.
  • Continue to refine Systematic ELD instruction.
  • Participate in a focused, professional learning community.

Eligible to apply: District teams that have attended an initial institute and wish to begin building the capacity needed to facilitate implementation support for their district. 

Districts Wishing to Establish Internal Presenter Teams:

Districts wishing to establish their own presenter teams will identify their potential presenters so they may be supported through that lens during the Leadership Seminar. Following the Seminar, districts will contract with E.L. Achieve to lead Institutes and work with apprentices to prepare for each day. 

Once certified, presenters may offer 5-day teacher institutes within their district.  Districts will only need to purchase Handbooks for institute participants.  

District certified presenters provide institutes for district teachers.  E.L. Achieve is available to support district presenters with coaching via email/telephone (no cost) and co-presenting (coaching rate), as needed.

District leaders will identify strong leaders who are experienced presenters from district and/or site level; Communicate intention to develop an internal presenter team to E.L. Achieve; Clarify district expectations for internal presentation team; Mentor through the certification process.

Preparing for the Teacher Leader Strand – Spring 2020:

Deepen knowledge of Systematic ELD instruction to prepare for Leadership Seminar:

  • Re-read Systematic ELD Handbook to be familiar with content and planning
  • Individually and with your team, review the Refining Our Practice Tool and Rubrics. Set goals for growth and reflect on what you have learned and put into practice.
  • Teach at least a week of Systematic ELD lessons from an E.L. Achieve Instructional unit. Use the Lesson Observation Tool on a regular basis to reflect on your practice alone and with colleagues.
  • Participate in at least one scoring session for a Weekly or Unit Assessment. Engage in discussion about what students applied in their performance task and how you (or the teacher) should move forward. 
  • Read a research article and share your comments on the Systematic ELD Forum

Participate in the Teacher Leader Strand:

Attendance at all five days is required for certification.
Certification Requirements:

  • Develop and present a continuing learning session that supports colleagues with key Systematic ELD concepts.
  • Effectively model teaching a Systematic ELD lesson for a group of colleagues.
  • Debrief lesson presentations with colleagues using the Lesson Observation Tools. 
  • Actively participate, share lesson results, and discuss article(s).
  • Successful completion results in becoming certified as part of the district leadership team and help guide site and classroom implementation.

Once certified, leaders may be invited to participate in a formal apprenticeship process to become Certified Presenters for their districts. All potential presenters must successfully complete the apprenticeship process before they can become certified. 

Continuing the Learning - Fall 2020:

  • Continue to work with your team to refine skills needed for delivery of effective ELD instruction and professional development opportunities.
  • Share insights and lesson artifacts with the Systematic ELD professional learning community via social media outlets (E.L. Achieve Forum, E.L. Achieve Newsletter submissions, Facebook, Twitter).
  • Continue to implement Systematic ELD and engage across the E.L. Achieve expert network.

Leadership certification is valid for one year and is maintained when you complete the following continuing learning requirements:

  • Take an active role in leading the work at the district and/or site level.

-  Presenters: Co-present at least one Institute or two follow-up sessions (such as, coaching, demonstration lessons, video plan/teach/reflect cycle, after school professional development, facilitate a PLC). These sessions should build from institute content and use the ROP.

-  Leaders: Lead or co-lead at least two follow-up support sessions (such as, coaching, demonstration lessons, video plan/teach/reflect cycle, after school professional development, facilitate a PLC). 

  • Take an active role as a learner.

-  With team, designate time to review institute materials (webinars, PPTs, fieldwork assignments and webinars), discuss institute changes, and deepen expertise and content knowledge.  See initiative website for guidance to focus your time. 

-  Begin or contribute to a discussion on the Forum.

-  Participate in a spring Symposium event.


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