EL Instruction & Professional Development


Contact Information

Office of English Language Proficiency
OELP@sde.ok.gov
(405) 522-5073

This guidance document explores how to serve and support Oklahoma's Newcomers, including legal obligations, programming options, instructional strategies, recommendations for family engagement, and suggested professional development.
 
Developed by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and supported by the Oklahoma State Department of Education, this self-paced course is aligned to the Oklahoma ESL certification framework. Staff completing all course modules will gain a conceptual understanding of the content assessed through the CEOE ESL certification exam.
 
Developed by the Office of English Language Proficiency, this series of seven self-paced sessions focuses on providing effective instruction for English learners. Implementation of the strategies presented in these sessions will increase access and equity for ELs and improve academic achievement for all students. While this series may be used at local discretion, LEAs should note that conceptually it is most aligned with English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Language Development (ELD) and Content Classes with Integrated ESL Support program models.
 
Developed by the Office of English Language Proficiency, this resource is both an introduction to the new WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework and a guide to assist educators in aligning WIDA ELD and Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS)-based instruction. This series places a strong focus on determining the critical Language Features that are common in both the WIDA ELD and Oklahoma Academic Standards. 
 
Developed by OSDE's Office of English Language Proficiency, this resource is an overview for new and returning EL Districts Coordinators of the state ELP Assessments. This series focuses on initial screeners, annual assessments, WIDA secure Portal and WIDA AMS.
 
English Learner Guidebook: Changing Educational Outcomes for English Learners 
OSDE-created guidance document discussing the legal responsibilities involved in serving ELs as well as instructional and administrative best practices regarding EL-specific supports and services.
 
Professional Development Requirements Related to English Learners
OSDE guidance document outlining the professional development activities that an LEA must implement when serving one or more English Learner students.
 
Resources for Welcoming and Educating Afghan Refugee Students
Oklahoma will soon be welcoming more than 1,800 Afghan refugees. It is likely that children in these families will be enrolling in districts throughout Oklahoma. In order to assist districts in preparing for their arrival, the Office of English Language Proficiency has created this list of resources.
 
 
 
EL Spotlight Series: Inform and Inspire April 14, 2022
Presentation developed to spotlight districts working with EL students. The featured district in this presentation is Guymon Public Schools. 
 
EL Spotlight Series:  Inform and Inspire August 26, 2022 
The featured district in this presentation is Hilldale Public Schools. 
 
The featured districts in this presentation are Santa Fe South and Deer Creek Public Schools.
 
EL Spotlight Series:  Inform and Inspire New 10.28.22
Presentation that spotlights the Oklahoma Seal of Biliteracy and the English Language Development Curriculum Review Process.
 
EL Spotlight Series:  Inform and Inspire New 11.17.22 
Presentation developed to spotlight districts working with EL students.  The featured district in this presentation is Millwood Public Schools.
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Last updated on November 21, 2022