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L1

L1 Resources L1= primary or home language Click image to download pdf of 2-sided postcard Click HERE to see and download social media or newsletter campaign images About L1 The Home Language: an English Language Learner’s Most Valuable Resource, from Colorin Colorado Empowering ELL Parents and Families at Home, from Colorin Colorado Family Connections Through…

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2021-22 PD Offerings

2020-21 Professional Development Offerings Download All events are either a South Dakota State-Wide Title III Consortium or Migrant Consortium activity. They are being offered only to districts that are members of the SD Statewide Title III and/or Migrant Consortium. See our Consortium members list HERE to check your district’s membership status to determine if you…

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Technology Coaching and Resources

Technology Coaching for Teachers of English Learners Coaching and support for digital tools that scaffold instruction and encourage interaction for English Learners Are you using digital resources and want help optimizing them to support English Learners in your classroom? Sign up for office hours or individual coaching to get support for tools like Google Classroom, G Suite…

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LAP 2020

2020 Language Acquisition Plan Workshops Download Flyer (2 pages) August 4 Basics (3 hr) 9am to 12pm CST  (8am to 11am MST) 1pm to 4pm CST (12pm to 3pm MST) For any teacher or administrator who is NEW to writing LAPs Learn to write effective LAPs (required for each English Learner in your district) Explore…

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Resources for Distance Learning

Check out these articles, and resources on remote learning: Cult of Pedagogy has great resources on distance learning: Self-Paced Teaching: How One Teacher Does It Distance Learning: A Gently Curated List of Resources for Teachers Build a Collaborative Classroom with Microsoft Teams New post from SupportEd: lots of tips, ideas and resources from our friend,…

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SLIFE Resources

SLIFE Resources: WIDA FOCUS Brief: building background SLIFE Native Language Screener Assessments Math Literacy Lesson Planning with SLIFE students in mind Planning Checklist Webcast: Bridging Where They Are and What They Need https://www.youtube.com/embed/RLKpAZsUF7M   Video: Understanding Trauma: Learning Brain vs Survival Brain https://www.youtube.com/embed/KoqaUANGvpA  

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US DOE Newcomer Toolkit

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The U.S. Department of Education Newcomer Toolkit provides (1) discussion of topics relevant to understanding, supporting, and engaging newcomer students and their families; (2) tools, strategies, and examples of classroom and schoolwide practices in action, along with chapter-specific professional learning activities for use in staff meetings or professional learning communities; and (3) selected resources for…

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US DOE ELL Toolkit

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From the Office of English Langue Acquisition (OELA) the EL Tool Kit was published as a companion to support the 2015 Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) produced by the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and the Department of Justice, outlining legal obligations for ELs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Dear Colleague Letter (2015)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In January 2015 the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Adequate Growth For Exiting

This tool can assist districts in determining if their ELs are making adequate growth towards exiting.  For more information on how to use, please contact your South Dakota Statewide Title III Consortium staff member. https://youtu.be/haoghwV9P0Q Revised spreadsheet User Guide click here Tutorial Video on how to download and save the UPDATED (12-21) spreadsheet Link for…

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WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition and Can-Do-Descriptors

WIDA Resources: WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition Can Do Descriptors Name Charts, Grades K-12 (PDF) Can Do Descriptors Name Charts, Kindergarten Can Do Descriptors Name Charts, Grade 1 Can Do Descriptors Name Charts, Grades 2-3 Can Do Descriptors Name Charts, Grades 4-5 Can Do Descriptors Name Charts, Grades 6-8 Can Do Descriptors Name Charts, Grade 9-12 Additional WIDA resources 

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Summer Book Studies

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Instructional Resources

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Looking for curriculum or instructional resources?  Check out these resources.   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] English Language Development South Dakota State-wide Title III Consortium Mini-Resource: ELD Curriculum and Supports English Language Development curriculums reviewed by WIDA- WIDA Prime V2 As a South Dakota Statewide Title III Consortium member, you have the opportunity to take advantage of a few…

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MMERC resources

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Newcomers

 According to the US Department of Education (2016) “newcomers refer to any foreign-born students and their families who have recently arrived in the United States”.  Programming and Instruction must be designed to specifically  meet students’ English language development and grade-level content needs while also addressing the student’s social and emotional needs.       U.S. Department…

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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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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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Regional Workshops

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Migrant Literacy Net

Migrant Literacy Net is a free resource in South Dakota. It provides teachers with quick assessments and research-based supplemental lessons, to help students improve foundational literacy skills.  The MLN is a product of a Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grant with funding from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Migrant Education.

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Links

https://curriculum.eleducation.org/curriculum This free, non-profit organization has created lessons for various content areas and grade levels that include supports for English Learners, and includes Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. For ELs, there are Levels of Support that include suggestions for providing differentiated instruction for students at varying stages of language proficiency. Use in both content…

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Gwyneth Dean-Witte

Gwyneth Dean-Fastnacht is an ELS 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, including South Dakota, Bolivia, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and China. As an endorsed English as a New Language teacher (ENL), Gwyneth has had a varied…

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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…

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Bobblie Kilber

Bobbie Kilber

Bobbie Kilber is in her third year working as an Instructional Specialist with the SD Statewide Title III and Migrant Consortia. Bobbie supports approximately 25 of the member districts. She provides professional development and technical support to schools with English Learners and/or migrant students. Throughout Bobbie’s 22 years working in education, she has gained experience…

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Jean Larson

Jean Larson, ENL, Ms.Ed.  provides instructional support to schools in the SD Statewide Title III/Migrant Consortia.  She is an experienced educator and counselor who discovered a passion for assisting English Learners during her employment at the Huron School District.   Jean channeled this passion for struggling English Learners into her work with Consortium schools by providing expert and patience…

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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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…

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Padlet

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] padlet.com Add links, images, pdfs, or docs to this collaboration board and resource page.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] 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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Edublogs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/oDxg5ODEXEQ” title=”What is a blog?”][vc_column_text] More information: Lindsay’s Technology…

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Edpuzzle

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 [/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/iTQpvkQdQOw” title=”Intro Video”][vc_column_text] More information: Getting started support articles [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Readworks

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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…

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Nearpod

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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…

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Mechanics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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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QR Codes

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