Blueprints for Effective Leadership and Instruction for our English Learners’ Future (B.E.L.I.E.F.)
The B.E.L.I.E.F. modules support district and site administrators with the implementation of both integrated and designated ELD. The modules include current ELD research; opportunities to deepen understanding of integrated and designated ELD; activities to analyze, reflect upon, and refine programs for English learners; and follow-up activities to use with staff to support implementation.
Target audience: Site and district administrators and EL program leaders
Product: B.E.L.I.E.F. is a comprehensive professional learning tool designed to increase efficacy, confidence, and capacity of leadership personnel in regard to meeting the needs of the English learner populations in schools, grounded in data, research, and the messages of the CA ELA/ELD Framework.
How it Works:
The B.E.L.I.E.F. modules are a set of interconnected learning models that can be utilized in a face-to-face session or in a blended learning model. Participants should take a pre-assessment to determine which modules are most relevant to their organization’s needs. The modules do build upon each other but they can be used in any sequence based on interest and need.
Module 0: Laying the Foundation (Introduction-ELD Foundations)
Module 1: Framing the Context for Instruction (Integrated & Designated ELD)
Module 2: Building up the Frame (Systems for EL Programs)
Module 3: Constructing Instruction (What ELD Looks & Sounds Like)
Module 4: Inspecting the Program (Monitoring EL Progress through Data)
Module 5: Walkthroughs and Finishes (Continuous Refinement)
Module 6: Personalizing the Program (Meeting the Diverse Needs of ELs)
Kathy Condren-Madera County Office of Education
Cathy Cornejo-Riverside County Office of Education
Jorge Cuevas-Antillon-San Diego County Office of Education
Mathew Espinosa-Santa Clara County Office of Education
Karin Foster-Orange County Department of Education
Denise Harshman-Orange County Department of Education
Molly McCabe, Ed.D-Riverside County Office of Education
Jennifer McAuley-Mendocino County Office of Education
Pamela McGee-Fresno County Office of Education
Alesha M. Ramirez-Tulare County Office of Education
Sofia Sorensen-Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Pamela Spycher-West Ed
Yee Wan, Ed.D-Santa Clara County Office of Education
Armando Zuniga-Ventura County Office of Education
Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee and ELA/ELD Subcommittee:
• Charlene Stringham, Tulare County Office of Education, CISC Chair
• Lisa Gilbert, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, CISC ELA/ELD Subcommittee Lead
The committee wishes to extend a special thank you to the Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) and the California County Superintendents
Educational Services Association (CSSESSA) for sponsoring this project.
Note: These modules were updated February 2018.