CABE’s Professional Development Services:
Supporting CABE’s Vision of Biliteracy, Educational Equity, and 21st Century Success for All!
by Kris Nicholls, Director of CABE Professional Development Services
CABE, widely respected as the premier provider of cutting edge information and advocacy through its annual statewide conferences, has expanded its outreach and support to individual counties, districts, schools, companies, and other organizations that serve
teachers, students, and parents of English Learners across the year through CABE Professional Development Services (CABE PDS). Download Brochure.
Now in its third year, CABE PDS has established itself as the premier provider of customized consulting to support districts and sites in attaining the goals set for in theirLocal Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) as well as in the areas of biliteracy and English Learner education. CABE PDS also offers consulting on comprehensive projects such as English Learner academic achievement and language acquisition-related projects, such as multiliteracy initiatives and English Learner Master Plans, etc.
“I am so thrilled that I can bring the high quality CABE PDS to the educators in Santa Clara County! Participants always appreciate the engaging content, practical strategies, and valuable resources.”
—Dr. Yee Wan, Director, Multilingual Education Services, Santa Clara County Office of Education
In addition, CABE PDS offers standards-based professional development for administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and classified staff that is aligned with the California Department of Education’s “Quality Professional Learning Standards.” The professional development aligns with the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), and is customized to build upon a district’s or site’s systematic school improvement and/or professional development plan as outlined in its LCAP and/or Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
“We contacted CABE PDS to help us with the implementation of our Dual Language Immersion Program. We received great resources, great insight, relevant PD and made some excellent contacts. We are very prepared to embark on this journey and feel that it is due in part to our relationship with CABE PDS.”
—Dr. Marina Madrid, Director of English Learner Programs, Rialto Unified School District
CABE PDS consultants collaborate with district and site administrators as well as teachers in designing the professional development (which is based on all applicable standards, such as content and English Language Development [ELD] standards) and includes research- and evidence-based instructional strategies in response to student achievement and language acquisition data. CABE PDS also offers customized professional development to support the planning, implementation, and refinement of instructional programs, such as Dual Language Immersion, ELD, and Spanish Language Development (SLD).
“CABE PDS provides high quality professional learning that is tailored to the needs of individual districts. AUHSD is proud to partner with CABE PDS as they help guide us in realizing the dream of a biliterate/bicultural citizenry in our community and world.”
—Cynthia Vásquez Petitt, Director, English Learner and Multilingual Services, Anaheim Union High School District
CABE PDS is also reaching out beyond borders to support transnational students, those who find themselves alternately attending schools in the United States and Mexico as their family travels between the two countries. Its Binational Project GLAD® Pilot Project brought together teachers from Baja California’s Conversational English and several of California’s Dual Language Immersion and Maintenance Bilingual Education programs to become certified in Project GLAD® to support their students’ acquisition of both content and the language of instruction, be it Spanish or English. In addition, the Baja California teachers wanted to improve their academic language in English while the teachers from California wanted to improve their academic Spanish.
“Baldwin Park Unified School District has been seeking diverse opportunities to provide the best possible structure for professional development in the area of Dual Language and English Language Development. CABE PDS has been instrumental in providing the professional development resource that was needed.”
—Magdalena Arellano, former Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement, Baldwin Park Unified School District
CABE PDS is also planning on presenting two English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) overview institutes this year (with the knowledge and support of the California Department of Education [CDE]), one in northern and one in southern California, to support districts and sites as they begin the conversation about how the ELPAC should inform Integrated and Designated ELD instruction to support all English Learners as they seek to become reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). Stay tuned for the location, date, and time for each of the ELPAC institutes!
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