August 29 from 9:00 a.m. – August 30, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
PaTTAN, Harrisburg, Pa.
Training is limited to 50 participants.
This two-day training is designed to train new ELD Coordinators to manage the various components of ELD program implementation and administration. During this training, we will take an in-depth look at procedures related to EL identification, placement, assessment, reclassification, monitoring, and reporting. Additional topics that will be covered include LIEP design and evaluation, EL student growth and attainment targets, communicating with parents and families, fostering collaboration, and facilitating an inclusive and supportive school climate for ELs and their families.
Through participating in this training, participants will be able to:
- Articulate the various responsibilities of the ELD coordinator
- Apply their understanding of federal regulations regarding the education of ELs by explaining the legal underpinnings of various case study scenarios
- Demonstrate understanding of LIEP design and draft an action plan for strengthening their current program model
- Navigate resources to support ELD program administration
- Demonstrate compliance with identification, screening, and placement procedures
- Demonstrate compliance with reclassification and monitoring procedures
- Explain the EL indicator of the Future Ready PA Index as well as process for determining EL student growth and attainment targets
Participants will leave the training with a completed workbook and action plans for strengthening the ELD program at their districts/schools.
The target audience for this training is new ELD coordinators who are in their first 3 years as an ELD coordinator. Some content may be relevant for ESL Specialists who share responsibilities for the LIEP implementation. While the training is designed for new coordinators, the content may be a refresher for veteran coordinators as well.
Bob Measel, Title III Director and Bilingual Education Adviser, Pennsylvania Department of Education
As the Bilingual Education Advisor in the Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction, Bob is responsible for developing and monitoring the implementation of state and federal policy, accountability systems, and professional development plans as well as supporting schools, districts, and teachers working with ELs. He has worked as a state education agency representative at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, The Rhode Island Department of Education, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Before working at the state level, he was the facilitator of a 7-12 EL newcomer program and ESL/Social Studies teacher in the School District of Lancaster.
Andrea Kolb, English Language Development Managing Coordinator, Center for Schools and Communities
Andrea has more than 10 years of experience in the ELD field and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis on the education of English Learners. She is bilingual in Spanish and English, and has experience working with teachers in the United States and abroad. She has served as a university instructor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, teaching coursework related to EL education, and she has worked as an instructional coach for teachers of ELs in a large urban school district.
8:30 a.m – 9:00 a.m. Sign-in
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Training
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m Training
The Center for Schools and Communities, as a division of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, offers Act 48 professional development credit for those with Pennsylvania teaching or administrative certificates. To receive credit, participants MUST attend session(s) from beginning to end and list their professional personnel ID (PPID) number on the appropriate Act 48 paperwork provided onsite at the conference registration desk. Retrieve your PPID number from PERMS and bring it with you to the conference.
6340 Flank Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112