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Meeting the Needs of All Learners: Spotlight on English Language Learners
Distance learning forced schools to grapple with how to support different student groups well. English Language Learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing student subgroup; by 2025, they will represent 25% of all public school students. Join us for this webinar led by the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) team about emerging distance learning approaches for serving ELLs. The SEAL model focuses on pre-school to sixth grade language development, but elements of their approach will be applicable to students in all grades.

Jul 22, 2020 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Charice Guerra
District Relations Administrator @SEAL
Charice Guerra has been providing education support to under-served students for 20 years. She began her career as a teacher educating English Learners in Ventura County. She transitioned to the Ventura County Office of Education as Coordinator for ELA/ELD and the Visual and Performing Arts where she ensured English Learners had access to arts education, including providing related professional development to teachers. Before joining the SEAL team, Charice was the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Fillmore Unified School District where she also served as principal. While in Fillmore USD, she worked closely with SEAL and the district administrative team to support full implementation of the SEAL model. This included securing a CDE grant in 2016 to start six preschool programs with the SEAL model as the foundation. Dedicated to and passionate about English Learners, Charice is a founding member of the 805 EL Advocates, a volunteer advocacy group.
Jennifer Diehl
Director of Innovation & Strategic Design @SEAL
Jennifer Diehl has been working in the field of elementary education for over 25 years. She began her career as a classroom teacher, and then transitioned to providing professional development for teachers and administrators throughout California, specializing in English Learners and early literacy. Jennifer joined the SEAL team in 2009, the second year of SEAL’s 5-year pilot. She partnered with Dr. Laurie Olsen to design and deliver the SEAL model. Jennifer holds an MA in Education from UC Santa Barbara, as well as an MA in Educational Leadership and Administrative Credential from San Jose State University.