ELD Weekly Bulletin

Title III/ELD Listserv - Week of June 1st

Sunshine and Summer Time!

I hope everyone has already begun to enjoy the sunshine and summer time! We appreciate all of the hard work in completing ACCESS testing, ELL folders, and AMAO letters up to the last day of school - literally!

The Title III Specialists are off for the summer but will return in late July. I will be in the office most of the summer if you want to reach out to ask a question, make a suggestion, develop a support, check out materials, or just say hi!

I won't be releasing the ELD Weekly Bulletin on a regular basis during the summer but I will send out updates over the summer as resources or opportunities become available for you.

Have a great summer and we'll see you in August!
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Reminder: ELD Summer Summit Proposals Due June 12th!

Just a reminder that the ELD Summer Summit Proposals are due June 12th! The call for proposals is attached here.

As our district staff serves a growing number of English Language Learners, Immigrants, and diverse students, you all have a wealth of experience, tools, and strategies to share with your colleagues. How great would it be to offer sessions on Co-Teaching with ELLs, Apps for ELLs, Supporting Immigrant Students with College and Career Opportunities, Engaging Diverse Families in Learning Together! These are just a few sample session titles that you have the experience and capacity to present or co-present with your peers.

The Title III Specialists and I would be happy to help you and support you with planning your presentation. Staff members who present will receive a stipend of the negotiated professional development presentation rate.
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Rosetta Stone Licenses Available for Summer

The Title III Office has Rosetta Stone licenses available for staff to use during the summer months to polish up some fluency skills or begin learning a whole new language! This resource is available to all TPS staff.

If you are interested in checking out a Rosetta Stone license for summer use, please email Laura Grisso. Available licenses are limited in number.

Volunteers Needed!

The District Assessment team is recruiting volunteers to assist with retesting the 3rd graders who scored unsatisfactory on the OCCT Reading testing in the spring.

Testing will occur at the elementary summer school sites during the week of July 6th through 10th from 8:30am to 11:30am each day.

If you are interested in volunteering to support our students during retesting, please email Erin Lester. You can even include site preference.

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ESL Certification Test Development Committee Forming

The English as a Second Language Certification Exam is one of multiple certification tests which the Oklahoma State Department of Education Office of Educational Quality and Accountability is taking under review for revision and updates.

If you are interested in serving on the state review committee please complete the application. Upon receipt, your application will be reviewed by Evaluation Systems group of Pearson and will be sent to the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA) for review in regard to open committee spaces. If your qualifications match an opening, you will be sent an e-mail invitation. If all committee spaces are filled, your application will be kept on file for future use.

Title III/ELD Upcoming Events for Summer 2015:

Title III Events for Summer 2015:
July 20th - July 23rd - SIOP Summer Institute 2015
July 22nd, 8:30am - ELL Data Digging for School Based Teams
July 27th - 28th - ELD Summer Summit 2015
August 7th, 8:30am - KWAPT Training
August 7th, 12:30pm - WAPT Training (Elementary)
August 10th - 12th - Gómez & Gómez Dual Language Training Institute
August 13th, 8:30am - WAPT Training (Secondary)

Click here to view the Title III/ELD Calendar.