Center for Language and Early Child DevelopmentEnglish Language Learning
The Division of English Language Learning (DELL) of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provides various professional development resources related ELLs to meet the needs of districts, schools, and educators serving ELLs in the State of Illinois.
Professional Development Opportunities At-A-Glance (5/26/16)
- SY 2016-2017 DELL Sponsored Professional Development Opportunities provided by WIDAOctober 2016 – February 2017 (5/26/16)
- SY 2015-2016 DELL Sponsored Professional Development Opportunities provided by the IRCAugust 2015 – June 2016 (8/15)
Webinars and Presentations
To access the WIDA webinars listed below, please visit the WIDA Download Library at http://www.wida.us/downloadLibrary.aspx. Please contact your District’s ELL Program Director or ACCESS Test Coordinator for login information if you need to create a new WIDA account. Scroll to the State/District Webinars section in the lower right corner, choose Illinois and click 'Show'. Once you expand that section you will see the following Illinois-specific webinars.
EL 101 Series
The EL 101 Series serve as an introduction for EL and general education teachers, administrators, and program directors who are new to ELs; or as a refresher for more experienced teachers, administrators, or program directors.
EL 201 Series
The EL 201 Series introduces more in-depth knowledge regarding the language acquisition process and provides an introduction of academic language for ELs.
Archived webinars and PowerPoint presentations. NCELA Webinars provide participants from around the country an opportunity to hear expert speakers present research on all aspects of ELL education
Preschool and English Learners
Special Education and English Learners
Student Registration and Enrollment
New English Language Proficiency Criteria, Released June 2013
- 2015-2017 TA Webinar Introduction Webinar
Archived Program Directors' Meetings(agendas with presentation links)
Archived Seal of Biliteracy Symposium(agendas with presentation links)
Archived DELL New Leadership Workshop(agendas with presentation links)
• 2012 Presentations:
Archived Fiscal Resources
Archived ELP Standards