ELD Specialist Professional Development and Team Culture

MCSD ELD Specialists participate in ongoing professional development. PD centers around a deep understanding of the WIDA framework, language development, English language instruction and how to infuse it into content instruction, best practices in teaching and learning, effective collaboration and cultural competency.

Select the slideshow below to see how MCSD English Language Development Specialists collaborate effectively as a forward-focused, solution-oriented team.

MCSD ELD Program Forward Focus.pptx

MCSD ELD Specialists maintain highly qualified status through ongoing professional development. The team meets at least once a month to do the following:

  • Read and reflect upon current evidence-based research in English language development and instruction
  • Learn about effective collaboration and coteaching structures
  • Collaborate around individual school ELD programming
  • Analyze data around EL learner performance and ELD program effectiveness
  • Develop strategic plans for program improvement
  • Align ELD and content curriculums
  • Develop and implement ELD Formative Assessment and Reporting System
  • Build district ELD systems and protocols
  • Strengthen district practices around cultural competency
  • Strengthen community and family partnerships
  • Celebrate team diversity and strengths

18-19 Professional Development Plan for ELD Specialists

MCSD recognizes the importance of developing our teachers as leaders. Our PD plan for the 18-19 school year reflects the distributed leadership attitude and supports our ELD Specialists as leaders in their schools as well as on the ELD Specialist team. As ELD Specialists implement the following programs in their schools, they will share their experiences with the team. Each team will assign the following roles:

1. Researcher: Collects relevant research and share with your team.

2. Facilitator: Ensures everyone participates equally in PD development and presentation. Ensures group members remain focused on task.

3. Producer: Coordinates final PD presentation. Ensures final product meets PD criteria on blue handout.

1) Formative Assessment (Ann, Amber, Malba)

This team will bring our ELD Specialists together to collaborate around and implement our new formative assessment framework. Session one will focus on research and theory and session two will focus on application and sustainability.

2) Curriculum Alignment (Cindy, Laura, Debbie)

This team will bring our ELD Specialists together to collaborate around and implement ELD curriculum alignment-CELP Standards, CAS Standards and instructional program resources. Session one will focus on research and theory and session two will focus on application and sustainability.

3) Coteaching (Chris, Mark L., Ellen)

This team will bring our ELD Specialists together to collaborate around and implement the ELD Program coteaching model. Session one will focus on research and theory and session two will focus on application and sustainability.

4) Cultural Competency (Hallie, Novie, Mike)

This team will bring our ELD Specialists together to collaborate around and implement cultural competency in education. Session one will focus on research and theory and session two will focus on application and sustainability.

5) Community and Family Engagement (Madeline, Marc Alton, Gayle)

This team will bring our ELD Specialists together to collaborate around and implement community and family engagement programs at individual schools. Session one will focus on research and theory and session two will focus on application and sustainability.

18-19 Professional Development Planning Template

Professional Development Framework 18-19

See ELD Program Professional Development Calendar Below

  • Orange Days are designated for ELD Specialist professional development. 3:00-3:10 Hi/Fine Frenzy and announcements

3:10-3:45 Planning time for PD groups

3:45-4:45 Team presentations

4:45-5:00 Debrief/Parking lot questions

  • Yellow Days are designated for ELD Program/systems discussions.
ELD PD Calendar Updated 18-19.pdf