The following are upcoming and on-demand professional development opportunities:
January 2023 – March 2023
Tell Me More: Dual Language Learners (DLLs) Directors’ 3-day Institute
The DLLs’ Institute is designed for ECE instructional leads, coordinators, assistant directors, and directors to provide understanding of the current state of DLLs in Los Angeles County. The Institute will explore the role that ECE leaders play in implementing research-based principles and strategies to improve outcomes for DLLs. Infusing a high-quality, culturally relevant and inclusive curriculum, that contributes to student motivation and engagement across the curriculum, will be highlighted. Sessions begin on January 24, 2023 and end on March 29, 2023.
Quality Start Los Angeles’ (QSLA) Dual Language Learner Professional Development
Throughout the year, QSLA Dual Language Learner (DLL) Initiative partners will be offering a wide range of professional learning opportunities for early educators of all experience levels and program types. Many trainings will be available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
Quality Start Los Angeles’ (QSLA) Quality Professional Learning Opportunities
QSLA offers self-paced, online courses as well as live, virtual webinars and trainings from QSLA staff and their community partners. All content is available in English and Spanish.
Professional Learning Opportunities
Support Dual Language Learners Throughout the Pandemic — Promising Practices
Thanks to a new CDE Dual Language Learner Professional Development grant, SEAL is launching a new virtual PD series to Support Dual Language Learners throughout the pandemic! This Professional Learning Series for preschool educators is designed to increase system capacity and to improve educator effectiveness. The four topic-based learning summit sessions will discuss partnering with families, addressing complex oral language development, providing children with interesting complex text, and making language “visible”.
On Demand Webinar
Elevating the Role of Cultural Responsiveness in Effective Teaching Practices
Join the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning to explore research related to the role of culturally responsive materials and practices in high quality instructional interactions. They will discuss the value of making authentic connections between concepts that children are learning and their home language and culture. They will also share examples of how to elevate instructional interactions with culturally authentic and relevant connections to support early learning in all domains.
Training is available On Demand (1hour and 15 minutes)
The Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) at Loyola Marymount University Professional Learning Programs
For over 10 years, CEEL has offered certificate programs of study for teachers and leaders working with English Learners and Dual Language Learners. They provide innovative distance learning courses designed for educators working in grades PreK-12.
- Teaching in Transitional Kindergarten and Early Childhood Settings Certificate Program
October 2020 – May 2021
- Teaching Academic Spanish in Grades Pre-K through 12 Certificate Program
January 2021 – December 2021
San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI)
The San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI) offers professional development opportunities for preschool, infant, toddler, and transitional kindergarten teachers including administrators, and family childcare providers. QPI offers workshops centered around assessment and screening, curriculum and instruction, family engagement, and leadership.
The CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers tools on child development that can be customized with local contact information for early care and education programs. The CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” website offers free resources for early educators on monitoring children’s developmental milestones.
California Department of Education Streaming Video Collection
The ELCD is excited to announce the launch of the California Department of Education Streaming Video Collection, an online streaming video subscription service. Users may now access the companion videos for California’s educational resources on one simple platform.
Zero to Three Learning Center
The ZERO TO THREE Learning Center offers a wide range of competency-based, research-driven professional development options for the early childhood workforce.
The California Preschool Development Grant (PDG)
The PDG is piloting self-paced training modules designed specifically for early learning providers and hosted entirely online in a mobile-friendly format. These asynchronous modules provide early childhood professionals with maximum flexibility in enhancing their skills through high-impact, job-embedded activities.