Module Overview

The California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards) professional learning modules (PLMs) are designed to help California educators understand the CA ELD Standards and how they can be used to guide instructional practice. The CA ELD Standards PLMs also provide guidance on using the CA ELD Standards in tandem with the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy) and other content standards.


  • Provide an orientation to the CA ELD Standards
  • Provide concrete ideas for implementing the CA ELD Standards in different contexts
  • Provide guidance on implementing the CA ELD Standards in tandem with the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy
  • Provide opportunities to apply learning and reflect on instructional practice
  • Provide options for networking with other teachers

This module contains three units:

  • Unit 1: Overview of the CA ELD Standards
  • Unit 2: A Closer Look at Part I: Interacting in Meaningful Ways
  • Unit 3: A Closer Look at Part II: Learning About How English Works