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 two-day OPAL Institute cultivates the abilities of teachers in refining and implementing reflective instructional practices for prek-12th grade English Learners in their schools/districts.

Attendees will:

  • Build expertise in identifying 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 see this Multilingual Educator article featuring our program.

If interested in customizing an OPAL Institute for your organization, contact us to schedule a consultation and discuss our different models.

To register for Center updates please complete our Interest Form.