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Welcome to the English Language Development Portal for Pennsylvania (ELD Portal PA), your online resource of professional learning opportunities and instructional materials that support Pennsylvania educators and community organizations as they strive to provide equitable, high quality educational programs for English learners and their families.

Stay informed about ELD in PA updates, professional development opportunities, and new resources.

Professional Learning Opportunities

Technical Assistance

English as a Second Language (ESL) / English Language Development (ELD) technical assistance (TA) is available to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) through Center for Schools and Communities, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. TA can add value to an LEA’s effort in identifying the problems or issues they face or making necessary changes within their schools to facilitate English learner (EL) success.

TA services provided to LEAs statewide include:

  • Identifying and implementing scientifically based language instructional programs and curricula for EL students.
  • Assisting ELs in meeting Pennsylvania’s academic content and academic achievement standards.
  • Identifying, developing, and implementing measures of English proficiency.
  • Promoting parental and community participation in programs that serve EL students.
Save the date for the virtual 2023 English Language Development Professional Learning Conference: Equity and Access for Multilingual Students on November 14 to 16

Join us virtually Tuesday, Nov. 14 through Thursday, Nov. 16 at the 2023 English Language Development Professional Learning Conference to share and discuss research and practice that centers the unique experiences of and reaffirms equitable practices for multilingual students and their families. Attendees will have opportunities to engage with experts in the field, network, and discuss best practices for multilingual learners and their families.

Pre-K through 12th-grade content teachers, ESL specialists, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, school administrators, pre-service teachers, and higher education faculty are encouraged to attend.

There is no registration fee to attend the 2023 ELD Professional Learning Conference.

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