Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)
The Multilingual Academic Support Unit (MAS), Division of Curriculum and Instruction, provides technical assistance, professional development, coordinates network meetings and offers BTTP/CTEL classes to teachers, administrators, support staff and parents. CEEL partners with the MAS unit to provide professional development in the areas of Secondary School Leadership for English Learner Success (SSLELS) series and English Language Development Retell Assessment (ELDRA) for schools, districts, and leadership teams. CEEL and MAS have also collaborated to support PROMISE Initiative (see below) schools in a six-county implementation, research, and evaluation effort. Read more.
Urban School Districts Reform Initiative (USDRI)
To help Southern California public schools provide rich learning opportunities for students, Weingart Foundation launched the Urban Public School Districts Initiative in 2006, with an objective of supporting targeted reform efforts within districts with effective plans for change. Accordingly, the goal of the Initiative is to positively impact education by supporting sustainable reforms in districts educating high numbers of low-income students.
Members of the CEEL research team were invited to partner with Lennox School District (one of four districts participating in this Initiative) and are currently serving as evaluators for the district's reform initiative. For more information about Lennox USD's English Language Development Intervention Program funded by the Weingart Foundation, contact Rosalinda Barajas, Program Coordinator at email@example.com. Read more.
Pursuing Regional Opportunities for Mentoring, Innovation, and Success for English Learners (PROMISE)
CEEL's partnership with the PROMISE Initiative entails developing teacher inservice and certificate programs, providing technical support for the Initiative, and conducting research in a collaborative design research model.
The PROMISE Initiative is a response to the vast needs of English Learners in Southern California. The goal of the PROMISE Initiative is to ensure that English Learners achieve and sustain high levels of academic, linguistic and multicultural competency and are successfully prepared for the 21st century. Read more.
The California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) is a non-profit organization established to promote bilingual education and quality educational experiences for all students in California. CEEL partners with CABE in support of the promotion of equity and educational achievement for students with diverse, cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds. CEEL and CABE, together with the National University of Mexico (UNAM), currently offer a new Academic Spanish Certificate Program for teachers. Read more.
This organization is committed to professional excellence in education. The company provides service to two types of clients: local educational agencies and education related corporations. GEMAS work enables organizations to rapidly reach their short-term objectives, while growing the body of experts and building capacity within the organization. CEEL and GEMAS have worked collaboratively on local and statewide projects. Currently the team is developing professional development materials for reflective teaching and coaching modules using the Observation Protocol for Academic Literacies (OPAL). Read more.
Californians Together is a statewide coalition of parents, teachers, education advocates and civil rights groups committed to securing equal access to quality education for all children. CEEL is a Member Organization and participates actively in efforts to champion the success of English Learners. Read more.
LAUSD Achieving A+ Summit
The "Achieving A+ Summit: Acquisition of English plus Academic Achievement for All," hosted by the Los Angeles Unified School District, convened over 350 researchers, practitioners, and school districts with exemplary model programs from around the nation to focus on two key student populations – English Learner (EL) and Standard English Learner (SEL) students. CEEL's association with LAUSD in this endeavor consisted of consultation activities related to pre-, during, and post summit events. Additionally, the Center conducted parent interviews and prepared an education and policy brief in answer to the question: "What do parents of English Learners and Standard English Learners say about the education of their children and about parent education and involvement in the Los Angeles Unified School District?"
Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles (LCSLA)
LMU's Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles (LCSLA) will collaborate with CEEL by conducting related research on leadership and policymaking in the Los Angeles education sector. Read more.