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Propelling els forward using technolgy based skills and strategies

team creators/presenters

Ryan Champney

Instructional TechnologySecondary Level

Tara Hefner

ESOL Instructional CoachESOL Secondary Lead

Cara Miles

Elementary ESOLYork County Public Schools

Sarah Mills

Instructional Technology Secondary Level

What is Prop-el?

Create a homebase of resources for teachers to access throughout the year Provide technology-based supports, strategies, and scaffolds for teachers of ELs Host professional development sessions for teachers Make teachers, administrators, and staff aware of the needs for supports for their EL students Reveal the growing numbers of EL students in the county

Our purpose

  • Create website that had ESOL approved resources
  • Create Canvas training modules
  • Launch to entire county (31 schools)
  • Pass out stress balls
  • Success 👍

Our Goals:

What Happened:

Created website Created part of Canvas training courses Hundreds of staff changesFrustration and confusionPartial launch; focus on trainingRegroup Meeting :) Set a clear plan with actionable itemsClearly communicated timelineSpoke to all principals/ division leadersShowcased our projectWorking on next steps to share resources

Let's Explore the Canvas site!

Let's Explore the website!

  • Create a central place to house all of your stuff (ie. shared drive)
  • Document everything for your meetings in one place. Assign specific tasks to specific people.
  • Follow up on those tasks Set up and agree to a plan of action.
  • Think about the details
(The “How” and The “Who”)


Q: How do staff members get into the Canvas trainings? A: Canvas Course launched as self-enroll for staff. Q: What about the state ESOL requirements? A: VDOE State Mandates, VDOE Federal Monitoring/Compliance Requirements, and WIDA ELD Standards


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