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Invitation: Webinar on ED's English Learner Toolkit -- Training for Educators, August 8

Dear Colleagues,


The Department’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) is hosting a webinar on the English Learner (EL) toolkit. The intended audience are SEA and LEA directors of programs for Els. Please join us for the webinar and disseminate to relevant audience in your local school districts.


EL Tool Kit Webinar
August 8, 2019 at 2:00-3:00 pm ET


Webinar: English Learner (EL) Tool Kit - Training for Educators

Join Dr. Supreet Anand, Deputy Director, OELA, and EL expert Teddi Predaris on August 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET for an inside look at the EL Tool Kit for State and Local Educational Agencies. This one-hour webinar will feature tools, strategies, and Q&A on:


  • Identifying ELs
  • Providing meaningful access to core curricula
  • Providing meaningful access to extracurricular activities
  • Evaluating district EL programs
  • Parent and community engagement


To join the live event, please follow these steps:

Step 1. Click on the following link:

Step 2. Run the Zoom installer (if prompted).

Step 3. Click “Open Zoom Meetings.”

Step 4. Enter your email and name.

Step 5. Click “Join Webinar.”

Step 6. You will have the option to join audio by computer or phone. Use the call-in information provided in Zoom (including a participant ID). This ensures that the host can identify you by name in the participant window.


Call-in number: 1-929-436-2866

Webinar ID: 429 413 589

Participant ID: (available upon log-in for phone call-in users)


Please noteIf these steps are not followed, all functionality for the event may not be available.  


*If you are unable to log in on your computer or mobile device, you can simply call-in with the Call-in Number and the Webinar ID to hear the live audio onlyYou will not be able to participate in the Q & A.

About the Author

Patrick Rooney is the Director of two offices--Evidence-Based Practices Assessment and Accountability and School Support and Accountability within ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Before this recent appointment, Mr. Rooney was the Deputy Director of the Office of State Support.  Prior to joining the Office of State Support, Mr. Rooney worked in the Implementation and Support Unit, where he helped lead the work of the Reform Support Network, providing technical assistance to states implementing comprehensive Race to the Top reforms, and the Race to the Top Assessment program, which provided grants to groups of states to develop new assessments aligned to state’s college- and career-ready standards. Mr. Rooney also worked in the DC Office of State Superintendent of Education, where he was a senior policy advisor and worked on a wide variety of K-12 issues in the District of Columbia.