English Language Development/​English Language Arts

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the Standards”) are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K-12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.

PCOE is a dynamic support system for our LEA efforts providing a range of professional learning opportunities at all levels; serving as a critical liaison interpreting federal and state initiatives, tracking research and trends and communicating those to our LEAs, developing and designing professional development based on local expressed needs and to elevate practices to better align with the most recent research.

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  • Tracy Wilson
  • trwilson@placercoe.k12.ca.us
English Language Arts
English Language Development
​PCOE ELA Support Models
Each engagement is designed to build capacity and to build from current initiatives. PCOE works with each stakeholder to develop a professional learning plan, not just deliver a workshop. Please contact PCOE to help you enrich your current capacity to meet the varying needs of your teachers.
PCOE ELD Support Models
Students with dual language experiences require instructional supports that are both targeted and specific to their language levels and needs. PCOE works with each stakeholder to design professional learning that is mindful of the specific students in your context and the readiness of teachers to meet their needs.
PCOE ELA Professional Learning workshops: 
Interactive workshops to illustrate non-fiction reading strategies, CCSS, material adoption, implementing curriculum, differentiation, utilizing PLCs to support implementation of CCSS, writing strategies, CCSS aligned unit development
PCOE ELD Professional Learning workshops:
Interactive workshops designed to reflect current strategies, materials, and pedagogy. 

District customized workshops conducted recently!
  • Differentiation
  • Foundational Literacy
  • Elevating Writing
  • Visible Learning, Literacy
  • Literacy across the Content Areas
  • Using assessment data
  • Lesson study
  • Implementing PLCs with a literacy focus
  • Expository Reading and Writing Course, Middle School (ERWC)
  • Content Area Literacy: Science
  • Content Area Literacy: Science
District customized workshops conducted recently!
  • ELD 101 for Administrators, Coordinators, Coaches and TOSAs
  • BELIEF Modules: Blueprints for Effective Leadership and Instruction for Our English Learners' Futures
  • Differentiaing for ELs
  • Effective Strategies for ELs
  • Constructive Conversations in Math: Jack Dieckmann
  • Integrated and Designated ELD: Laurie Olson
  • Visible Learning and Strategic Instruction for ELs
  • FPM: EL Master Plan development and preparing for federal progress monitoring (compliance)
  • Using data to inform EL development