English Language Development (ELD)
The Tulare County Office of Education provides support in the area of English language development (ELD) to ensure the academic success of multilingual learners. The multilingual department offers customized professional development, coaching, and support services geared toward enhancing instruction and supporting districts in providing comprehensive ELD in connection with the California state adopted ELA/ELD Framework.
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Professional learning services and content coaching are available for multiple English language development needs and may include, but are not limited to:

  • EL Network

  • ELPAC assessment support 

  • Instructional support and coaching for Title III Consortium districts

  • EL RISE! anchor district - providing free professional learning support for ELD

  • On-site coaching for ELD implementation 

  • Implementation of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Framework alignment with ELD integration

  • Coaching for Continuous Improvement for Equity (CIE) to address closing achievement gaps for English learners

  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) embedded within ELD instructional practices
ELD Staff Development and Curriculum Specialists

Jenean Bray
(559) 651-3031 Ext. 3357

Timothy Budz
(559) 651-3031 Ext. 3353

Sandi Cahill
(559) 651-3031 Ext. 3358

Ryann Derington
(559) 651-3031 Ext. 3359

Laura Gunning
(559) 651-3031 Ext. 335

Marla Martin
(559) 651-3031 Ext. 3351

Tammy Milligan
(559) 651-3031 Ext. 3350

Kourtnee Shawn
(559) 651-3031

Professional Learning Opportunities

Designated ELD Lesson Plan Design and Strategies K-2

October 1, 2024 & February 25, 2025
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Make it, Take it! Building a Responsive Teaching Toolkit (Grades K-12)

November 19, 2024 & January 16, 2025
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