EL Program Update

March 2016

In This Month's Updates...

  • Kiersten's Corner EL Program Planning Team Invitation
  • Request for Input: EL and Sped Consult
  • ACCESS reflections--comment box
  • Ellevation Hot Line
  • Spring EL Family Night
  • Just for Fun--the History of English!

Kiersten's Corner--An Invitation to Join the EL Program Planning Team


Enthusiastic EL teachers and EL ESPs to join the EL Program Planning Team!

The EL program is heading back into the Program Improvement Process in our district next fall after an extended hiatus. We will be in the Planning Phase which includes monitoring the current program, identifying its strengths and needs, checking its alignment with current standards, developing a vision for future programming, and recommending specific program revisions.

Our first meeting will take place at the ESC in room N10 on April 21st.

* Secondary team 3:00—4:30.

* Elementary team 4:15 – 5:45.

* Future meetings will be determined by the team and subgroups.

Interested staff please submit your information via this Google form http://goo.gl/forms/gFyu9LLqjV by April 1st. You need to login using your Osseo Apps account (apps.district279.org) in order to access the form.

Request for Input: EL and Special Education: Consult Status

Are you a teacher who is providing consult services or direct EL services to students with significant disabilities? If so, we would like to hear from you, even if your experience and work in this area has been limited. Please complete the attached Google form. You need to login using your Osseo Apps account (apps.district279.org) in order to access the form.

ACCESS 2.0--Reflections from 2016

Thank you for all your work preparing for and administering ACCESS! We had a pretty big learning curve this year, so next year will be much better. We can all help with that by providing some feedback from this year's experiences and suggestions. Please use the Google link below to record your insights!

https://docs.google.com/a/apps.district279.org/document/d/1Thjw_AtdTe0TH5N1wkKBiOZp5DCg00a6JBqWBVIHNLE/edit?usp=sharing You need to login using your Osseo Apps account (apps.district279.org) in order to access the form.

Ellevation Hotline!

If you would like a refreseher or hands-on support to create reports, document EL Consult services, or anything else related to Ellevation, please contact Josh or Jeanne as soon as possible. Thanks!

mailto:smithjosh@district279.org or mailto:adelmannj@district279.org

EL Bilingual Family Night

Thursday, April 7

5:00-7:00 p.m. at Park Center--2nd Floor Media Center

For all Secondary EL students and their families

We will be sharing information about summer programming in our district and the community as well as information about our EL Program. Families are receiving robo calls and emails and flyers will be sent home with secondary EL students. We will also be personally calling as many families as possible. Please join us if you are able!

EL Program District 279

Kiersten Nicholson, EL Coordinator 27074

Jeanne Adelmann, EL Intake Facilitator 66507

Josh Smith, EL Intake Facilitator 66407

Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern