SLIFE

Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) or Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) have unique needs that are often beyond the scope of a pull-out ESL or ELD program. The Minnesota Learning English for Academic Proficiency and Success (LEAPS) Act defines SLIFE as an English learner with interrupted formal education who:   Comes from…

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs – Statewide Title III Consortium 2018-19 What’s the goal of this? Why are you here at my school? We are here at your school because you have enrolled ELs in your district.  Your district has signed up to join the State-Wide Title III Consortium, free of charge, in order to receive support in creating programs…

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Language Acquisition Plan Workshop

LAP template from SD DOE Program Models from SD DOE EL Program Placement Considerations Sample Parent Notification Letter Go To Strategies pdf Monitoring-form-sample 2018 EL Multi-Student Monitoring Template (South Dakota) WIDA ACCESS SCORES Progress Toward Exiting Worksheet   WIDA Resources: WIDA ELD Standards 2007 WIDA Speaking / Writing Performance Definitions WIDA Listening / Reading Performance…

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Remind

Join Lindsay’s Remind ELs/tech group Remind.com From their website: “Remind is a free text messaging app that helps teachers, students, and parents communicate quickly and efficiently.  Fast: Messages are sent in real time to an entire class, a small group, or just a single person. You can also schedule announcements ahead of time and attach photos and other files. Accessible: With…

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Links

https://doe.sd.gov/title/toolkit/documents/roadmap.pdf Family Engagement Roadmap for each month of the school year!   https://doe.sd.gov/title/documents/EL-Guide2.pdf Department of Education Handbook for ELLs   http://megaedu.weebly.com/ Resources for Spanish-Speaking Parents and Families. Check out this site and share it with district parents. This site has a wide-range of information, resources and videos in Spanish to support Spanish speaking families.  …

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Gwyneth Dean-Witte

Gwyneth Dean-Witte is an Instructional Specialist with over 20 years of experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students in the K-12 educational system in the United States and abroad. As an endorsed English as a New Language teacher (ENL), Gwyneth has had a varied career in education with language learners as a high school…

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Tanya Vitek

Tanya Vitek is an Instructional Specialist with the South Dakota Statewide Title III & Migrant Consortia.  Tanya’s passion for education drives her to keep student achievement and student opportunities at the forefront of every decision.  Mrs. Vitek received a Bachelors in Science in Elementary/Early education with a Middle School endorsement in Language Arts and Social Science…

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Bobbie Kilber

Bobbie Kilber is an Instructional Specialist with the SD Statewide Title III and Migrant Consortia. Bobbie supports 20 of the 80 + member districts. She provides professional development and technical support to schools with English Learners and/or migrant students. Throughout Bobbie’s 20 year career in education, she has gained experience working with multiple grade levels…

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Jean Larson

Jean is in her third year working and learning with the Title III program in South Dakota, however she is not new to education.  Early in her teaching career, she taught kindergarten, second grade, and middle school.  For the past 28 years, Jean was employed with the Huron School District as a Licensed Professional Counselor. …

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Lindsay Frankenfeld

Lindsay has been working with bilingual and multilingual students and families since 2000 when she taught English for the Oshima Board of Education in Hokkaido, Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. After returning home, she visited classrooms and supported curriculum design as a graduate assistant for the Program for Teaching East Asia…

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Flocabulary

flocabulary.com Fun hip-hop music videos with animation that incorporate language structures and vocabulary, on a wide variety of standards-aligned content topics and social and emotional learning. You can use the ‘discuss mode’ to pause at specific points to engage students with questions and discussion. 45 day free trial – $96 annual per individual. Videos and…

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Padlet

padlet.com Add links, images, pdfs, or docs to this collaboration board and resource page. More information: Technology Tools for SLIFE Padlet – feel free to add resources Try this QR code to that same Padlet:   Another padlet example, from a webinar on Equitable Grading by Diane Staehr Fenner

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Edublogs

edublogs.org Teachers can create free wordpress blogs / websites. Use with students and parents as a resource point. They can always go back to it and review classroom information, content, documents, or daily updates. You can also create classes and teach students how to blog. What is a blog? More information: Lindsay’s Technology Tools for…

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Edpuzzle

edpuzzle.com Embed questions, quizzes, audio, links, or images into videos. You can assign videos and track students’ progress. Join my Demo class here: https://edpuzzle.com/join/teguigd If you have an account join the class with this code: teguigd Intro Video More information: Getting started support articles

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Readworks

readworks.org This tool is free because it’s a non-profit sponsored by a number of funders including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and NewSchools Venture Fund. It allows teachers to create student logins and assign articles. Teachers can choose content based on content, topic, lexile, or grade level. The ReadWorks Article-A-Day™ is a 15 minute…

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Nearpod

nearpod.com Create scaffolded lessons quickly through this interactive slide show platform by uploading images or pdfs, and creating polls, quizzes or drawing assignments (for students with a touchscreen device).  As you share the lesson, you can control the pace, while students interact and submit responses in real time on their own mobile device or PC/Mac.…

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Mechanics

Rewordify – simply reading passages and create cloze passages Pics4Learning – copyright free real-life (non-cartoon) images Google Translate – to embed into content (use Edpuzzle, InsertLearning or others) Clipgrab – for downloading and saving videos Vocaroo – for recording audio Online Voice Recorder – for recording audio Screencastify – for recording screencasts QR Code Generator…

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Program Goals

Title III Grant Goals Raise language proficiency of SD English Learners Provide effective Professional Development Raise EL Family and Community Engagement Technical Support Migrant Grant Goals All migrant students reach challenging academic standards Graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) Prepare students for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment

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