MCESC Title III Newsletter
May 2016, Issue 4
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
“What’s Different about Teaching Literacy to EL's”
networking with families
parent guide for library resources
Getting to Know ELLs' Families
For Educators and Students
From OhioTESOL Listserv
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.
Title III Administrative
Thursday, May 12th, 8:15-8:45am
7300 North Palmyra Road
Title III Instructional Contact Meeting
Wednesday, May 25th, 8:30-10:30am
100 Debartolo Place
Summer PD: Registration Officially Open!
National Conference on Student Assessment
- The Road Ahead: What Next for the Six Multi-State Assessment Consortia?
- Speaking and Listening: Sounds Straightforward, but What’s the Real Story?
- Assessing the Integrated Language Skills of English Learners in Large-Scale Assessments: Implications for Alignment Among Standards, Assessment, and Instruction
- Closing the Gap for English Language Learners: Implementing Accessibility Tools for English Language Proficiency Assessments
- Effectively Implementing Next-Generation Technology-Based English Language Learner (ELL) Assessments: Successes, Challenges, and Insights from Consortia States
- Research-Based Approaches to the Development and Scoring of Technology-Enhanced Items