The National Council of State Title III Directors has changed its name to the National Association of English Learner Program Administrators or NAELPA. Read more about this and other information in the May edition of the NAELPA (NCSTIIID) Newsletter by clicking here.
The National Association of English Learner Program Administrators – NAELPA (formerly the National Council of State Title III Directors – NCSTIIID) has opened nominations for the State Director positions on its Executive Board for the 2019-2020 membership year. All officer positions serve a three year term. The positions that are open for nominations are Vice President (becomes President-Elect in second year then President in third year), Secretary, and Treasurer.
You can nominate yourself if you work for a state department of education with English learner programs. You must be a SEA member in good standing (member in good standing means that you are up to date on your membership dues). You can also nominate someone else who is similarly qualified, but please obtain their permission before nominating someone.
Nominations will close on June 1, 2019 with elections to follow.
Click here to nominate yourself or someone else.
Join the NCSTIIID for its next webinar on April 25th. In addition to our featured speaker, there will be updates and announcements from the NCSTIIID.
This webinar will feature Lee Her, a Community Engagement Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Education who works collaboratively with schools, community-based organizations and advocacy groups, state agencies and the general public to facilitate intentional and relevant relationships.
Ms. Her’s presentation is titled: Equitable and Inclusive Community Engagement
This presentation aims to establish a foundation of values and best practices for equitable community engagement in the context of preK-12 public education to achieve the requirements established under ESSA. It will also highlight some important benefits that involving community can yield for educators, families and students.
Click here to register for the webinar.
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In this issue: (click hyperlink for newsletter)
SEA and LEA Spotlight
NCSTIII recognizes a state and school district that demonstrate exemplary and innovative practices in programs for ELs. Visit pages 4-5 to read about Ohio and North Carolina.
Upcoming NCSTIIID events are highlighted on page 6.
Get involved: NCSTIIID committees
The NCSTIIID is excited to announce the formation of 4 committees that will drive the priorities of the organization. We hope you lend your expertise by considering joining a committee that will inform and work to support the field related to English learners. See page 7 for information on how you can get involved.
The NCSTIIID newsletter highlights recent research, articles, and relevant resources, as it relates to ELs. See page 8 to read about What’s New?
NCSTIIID highlights upcoming national events on page 8.
The National Council of State Title III Directors (NCSTIIID) is not just for state directors! Membership is open to all EL advocates in school districts, universities, etc. Renew your membership or join the NCSTIIID today! See page 10 to join NCSTIIID.
The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) is holding the 2019 National ESEA Conference (formerly the National Title I Conference) in Kansas City, MO, January 30 – February 2.
“Building the capacity of education professionals to provide children served by ESEA programs with a high quality education.” That’s the mission of NAESPA–formerly the National Title I Association.
In addition to six powerful keynote messages and the conference content as a whole, the following sample of breakout sessions are of particular interest:
- Leveraging Federal Funds to Meet Student Needs PRESENTERS: US Department of Education
- ESSA Title I EL Requirements for All Title I Funded Districts PRESENTERS: David Holbrook, Executive Director, Federal Programs, TransACT Communications
- Addressing the Needs of Immigrants and Refugees: Towards a Model of Inclusive Practices PRESENTERS: Monica Handyside, Instructional Specialist, PGCPS; Andrea Phillips Hughes, Instructional Supervisor, PGCPS; Stacey Montgomery, Technology Teacher , PGCPS; Neftali Ortiz, Family and Community Engagement Specialists, Prince George’s County Public Schools
Downloadable lists of breakout sessions with connections to ESEA (and related) programs are available on the schedule page within the Conference portion of the website. Visit the website to learn more.