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.