The Practitioners of English Language Learning (PELL) meeting is an opportunity for all stakeholders involved in the education of English learners (ELs) in Arizona. This full day event will include a general session for the dissemination of timely information relevant to EL education as well as smaller, collaborative sessions on topics of interest.
Building Equity for English Learners in the Content Areas – In this three-day intensive institute, teachers and leaders will learn how to implement integrated science, social studies, literacy, and English language development (ELD). The institute deepens and broadens understanding of ELA, ELP, Science, and Social Studies Standards in SEI and mainstream classrooms. Click here for more information.
Supporting English Learners in Mathematics – this three-day intensive summer institute focuses on deepening understanding of the components of high-quality instruction that integrates the State Standards for Mathematics, the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards so that all students can experience success in developing conceptual knowledge and the English language simultaneously. Click here for more information.
STEMSS CRUISE EL Professional Development Program hosts monthly workshops and summer immersion at ASU to help educators develop and implement strategies, technology tools and instructional materials, drive improvement of academic vocabulary for ELs in the classroom, create and implement parent/family engagement events, and build knowledge and familiarity with technologies and instructional strategies to assist in the develop of academic vocabulary at home. Click here to learn more!
The English Language Proficiency Standards will be reviewed and updated this year, and we are looking for interested participants to serve on the revision committee. The committee will meet monthly from October through May to complete this work. Those interested are invited to complete the application and submit it to [email protected] prior to October 6, 2017.
For further information, contact Lin Murnane at [email protected], or 602-542-1132.
The 2017 OELAS Conference, Opening Doors through Language, will be held from December 6-8, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona.
Registration opens August 17, 2017. For more information, visit our OELAS Conference website.
The OELAS Conference is sponsored by the Office of English Language Acquisition Services unit of the Arizona Department of Education. This conference will provide meaningful professional development opportunities for educators of ELs, designed to help meet the unique challenges faced in the Structured English Immersion or mainstream classroom. There will also be sessions geared toward administrators who support, coach, guide, and assess within an English language acquisition program in the state of Arizona. Sessions will be presented by both national and local experts, and participants will gain information and skills that can be put to practical use.
In preparation for planning FY 2018 Title III programs, the Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) would like to inform you of some procedural and deadline changes which will impact FY 2018 federal grant funds administered by our office. Guidance was recently released by the Arizona Department of Education which addressed federal regulations for substantial approval, pre-award costs, and obligation of grant funds. OELAS followed up that guidance with an FAQ document to clarify questions LEAs may have had. In order to assist LEAs with meeting these regulations, Title III funds, including Emergency Immigrant Education Program funds, will be made available as soon as possible after the Federal award announcement. OELAS anticipates opening FY 2018 Title III applications mid to late July. The submission deadline for FY 2018 Title III and Emergency Immigrant Education Program Original Applications has changed to October 1, 2017.
For more information including application deadlines and descriptions of how the Integrated Action Plan impacts Title III applications, please see the following documents. They are also located on the Title III page under Title III Funding Guidance.
For questions regarding fiscal grant requirements, allocations, and application submissions, please contact Mary Ricci-Marriott, Title III Fiscal Specialist. For assistance with Integrated Action Plans and programmatic questions related to your FY 2108 application, please contact the Education Program Specialist assigned to your region. See our contact page for further details.