ELD Weekly Bulletin
Title III/ELD Listserv - Week of May 4th, 2015
Way to Go on our ACCESS for ELLs Testing!
My Collaborative Journey: An ESOL Teacher’s Perspective (Part 3)
by Diane Staehr Fenner
This blog post is the third in a three-part series about the steps one elementary school with 60% ELLs took to increase collaboration between ESOL teachers and content teachers in order to better meet the language needs of ELLs in their school. In the first post in this series, Jennifer Connors, the principal of Rolling Terrace Elementary School, described why the school made the move towards greater collaboration and how they got started. In the second post, Kerri Hennelly, a staff development teacher at Rolling Terrace, explained the collaborative planning process that they use. In this third and final post, Tessa Arevalo, an ESOL teacher at the school, provides her perspective on the collaborative process.
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NEW: Spotlight on English Learners
143 English Words That Are Actually Spanish
Click here to learn about more about Spanish words in your vocabulary.
Webinar: History, Policy, and Research, and Implementation of New Standards for English Learners
Date & Time: May 26, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
To access the live webinar, click here.
ESL Certification Test Prep & Reimbursement Reminder
- If you took the test between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, your test scores must be submitted to the Title III/ELD Office by June 30, 2015. Test scores taken during the 2014-2015 school year and submitted after June 30, 2015 will not be reimbursed.
- If your scheduled testing appointment is after May 3, 2015, your test scores will not be available until July 17, 2015. Test scores received in July 2015 or after for tests taken from May 3, 2015 to June 30, 2015 will not be eligible for reimbursement because the event crosses fiscal years. If you are in this situation and would like to be reimbursed, please reschedule your test until after July 1st, 2015 so that the testing event and score report occur in the same fiscal year.
Please contact Laura Grisso with any questions related to the test or the reimbursement process.
Click here for the ESL Certification Test Reimbursement Form.
Click here for the IDRA Online Test Prep Module Registration Information.
Title III/ELD Upcoming Events & Reminders:
May 5th, 9:00am - Interpreter & Translator Training
May 7th, 3:30pm - ELD Department Meeting (Elementary)
May 7th, 4:30pm - ELD Department Meeting (Secondary)
Click here to view the Title III/ELD Calendar.