As the number of English language learners in our schools has dramatically increased, IU 13 has increased its services to support English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in local districts.
English as a Second Language Workshops
Throughout the year, IU 13 offers professional development workshops featuring experts in the areas of ESL services. These workshops provide top-quality opportunities for educators to increase their knowledge of best practices in instructing English language learners.
On-Site Customized ESL Professional Development
Based upon district or school requests, IU 13 will provide customized ESL professional development on site to educators. Sample topics include:
- Language Proficiency Levels of English Language Learners
- Understanding and Instructing English Language Learners
- Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners
- Assessing English Language Learners
- Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners
ESL Consultation/Technical Assistance
IU 13 offers technical assistance and consultation to assist educators in the delivery of ESL services. Sample areas of consultation/technical assistance include:
- District/School Program Monitoring
- District/School ESL Team Meetings
- District/School ESL Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Plans
IU 13 provides leadership as the Local Educational Agency (LEA) for the Title III ESL Consortium that consists of 17 school districts. Title III Consortium services include writing the Title III Grant, planning and facilitating Point of Contact Meetings, providing funds for supplementary materials, providing funds for translation services, providing professional development, and providing technical assistance at a regional, district, or school level.
ESL Points of Contact Meetings
The ESL Point of Contact meetings provide a forum for educators from the Title III ESL Consortium to receive training, network, and engage in collegial discussions about current ESL topics and initiatives. This teacher leadership group serves as a collaborative entity for regional and state professional development activities, and supports capacity building and sharing in home districts/schools.
ESL Points of Contact Meeting SharePoint Site
For more information, please call 717-606-1654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here for information on ESL services for adult learners and ESL workshops for Adult Education practitioners.