MCESC Title III Newsletter

May 2016, Issue 4

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Celebrate another year

As you count down the last weeks of the year, please take time to reflect on the positive impact you have had on your English learners and vice-versa. May is a wonderful time to review the events, lessons, and conversations that occurred to plan for the following school year. This will be the last newsletter for 2015-2016 and includes helpful information as we close another year. Be well and enjoy your summer!

updates from ode

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“What’s Different about Teaching Literacy to EL's”

There will be two sessions put on by ODE: one in May for trainers (registration closes May 5 with three seats remaining open as of this newsletter) and one in July for school teams (registration does not appear open yet). There is no charge for this event. If you are interested in attending, please register in STARS, using the Keyword: ELL to assist.

Oelpa screener

The screener will not be available in August or September. Districts should continue using their same processes to determine ELL identification and placement, the Home Language Survey and a commercial assessment, such as LAS Links, when necessary.

networking with families

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parent guide for library resources

Colorin' Colorado has created a parent-friendly resource to assist parents with utilizing the library. The PDF can be downloaded and personalized for your district. There is a Spanish version available as well.

Getting to Know ELLs' Families

Educational Leadership released an article dedicated to guiding educators to build deeper connections and relationships with families. Visit the interactive link for additional articles and resources in the magazine. The complete copy of the magazine is only available to subscribers.
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For Educators and Students

From OhioTESOL Listserv

One of our Ohio TESOL members, Corbin Moore from Hamilton City Schools, is excited to share a Flipboard he created as a repository for all things ESL. Consider becoming a contributor to the site and using its many resources. Here is the link.

Classroom Resources

Promoting Science Curriculum for EL's from Education Week (research-based article)

Writing Instruction for EL's article from Colorin' Colorado

Writing Autobiographies with HS EL's video from Colorin' Colorado

Library Services for EL's article from Chicago Tribune

English Learners and the Common Core: New Instructional Strategies powerpoint from Education Week (webinar took place April 28 and requires a login to access)

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.

Upcoming Meetings

Title III Administrative

Thursday, May 12th, 8:15-8:45am

7300 North Palmyra Road

Canfield, OH

Registration begins at 8:00 AM. We will be discussing end of year items as well as information regarding the 2016-2017 school year. An agenda will be shared early next week.

Title III Instructional Contact Meeting

Wednesday, May 25th, 8:30-10:30am

100 Debartolo Place

Youngstown, OH

Kat Brooks from Canton City Schools will be facilitating the meeting. The time will be focused on creating District and Individual EL Plans, as well as discussing plans for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration is available online and only open to MCESC Title III Consortium districts. Plan to bring district documents and your preferred technology device.
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Summer PD: Registration Officially Open!

The MCESC Summer Professional Development Brochure has been shared with districts. Registration and detailed information is included for all 18 offerings. There are two sessions scheduled to guide and support teachers/tutors, general education teachers, and administrators working with English learners. We look forward to seeing you!
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The Mahoning County Educational Service Center will moving to a new facility next to the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center in Canfield starting in August 2016. Please make note as we look forward to starting a fresh school year.

Dawna Rappach

Instructional Supervisor and Gifted/Title III Coordinator
Mahoning County Educational Service Center