Good Morning All,
One of the consortium teachers emailed me with a question about the EL and READ Act PD requirements. She had been reviewing the READ Act online module introduction. It indicated that many ELL strategies are included in the online program. This was her question, "Is there a possibility that this class/program could also count toward the 45 hours of ELL training that we need in order to renew our teaching license?" I emailed Jennifer Simons who works in licensure at CDE in Educator Talent as an Educator Development Principal Consultant. She responded with, "This should be fine."
If you choose to earn the EL PD hours as you are completing the READ Act PD requirements, please take notes that will allow you to provide a description of how the module addressed the selected elements in the EL PD Matrix. Jennifer at CDE has told me that "justification is key".
From my perspective, the READ Act PD will most likely meet EL PD Standard III, Elements A and B related to literacy development.