MCESC Title III Newsletter

February 2016, Issue 1


Happy February, Team. I am excited to share our first MCESC Title III Newsletter as many of you requested via the November survey. Please enjoy reading the updates as well as some helpful information from various resources.

Meeting Cancellation Reminder

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 8:15am

7300 North Palmyra Road

Canfield, OH

We will not be meeting as a Title III Administrative team. Curriculum Council and Special Education Advisory will still hold meetings.

OELPA Training

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 8:30-11:30am

100 Debartolo Place

Youngstown, OH

We will have an informational training with ODE's Paula Mahaley regarding the upcoming OELPA Assessment. We will also practice the online AIR Practice Tests in the portal. This event requires registration through the MCESC website.

starts at 8:00 AM.

The session will begin promptly at 8:30 AM.

Results are in!!

Thank you for completing the recent survey in determining purchases, professional development, and opportunities to learn and grow together. You can find them in the Google Form below.
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Networking with Our Families

This article from Education Week Teacher provides insight into welcoming English Language Learners and their families to our districts and communities.
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Educational Opportunities in the Classroom

Visit these links to access different learning options for students.

1. For ELL's ages 13 and up: Valentine's Writing

2. Improve Learning for ELL's in the New Year

3. Supporting ELL's in the Mainstream Classroom

4. Increasing awareness of Special Populations of ELL's

Be sure to reference ODE's Ohio's English Proficiency Standards and Instructional Guide and Resources for English Language Learners when planning and designing lessons and activities for students.

Dawna Rappach

Instructional Supervisor, Gifted & Title III Coordinator

Mahoning County Educational Service Center