Observation Protocol for Academic Literacies (OPAL)
The OPAL is a research-based and validated classroom observation tool designed specifically to support teachers of English Learners. CEEL’s three-day OPAL Institute cultivates the abilities of local “OPAL Certified Trainers” who will be able to support teachers in refining and guiding reflective instructional practices for prek-12th grade English Learners in their schools/districts. Attendees will:
- Build expertise in identifying and providing feedback on effective practices for English Learners across a variety of instructional program types and multilingual settings,
- Learn how to identify topics for differentiated professional development based on OPAL observations, and
- Learn how to use the observation instrument with reliability and validity.
To learn more about CEEL’s OPAL Institute please submit an interest form.