English as a Second Language (ESL) technical assistance (TA) is available to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) through a Center for Schools and Communities’ ESL Technical Assistance Coordinator funded through the PA Department of Education. TA can “add value” to an LEA’s effort in identifying the problems or issues they face or making necessary changes within their schools, if they are to succeed.
TA services provided to LEAs statewide include:
- Identifying and implementing scientifically-based language instructional programs and curricula for LEP children.
- Assisting limited English proficient children meet Pennsylvania’s academic content and student academic achievement standards.
- Identifying, developing and implementing measures of English proficiency.
- Promoting parental and community participation in programs that serve limited English proficient children.
To request services from the ESL Technical Assistance Coordinator use the contact information listed below.
ESL Technical Assistance Coordinator
(717) 763-1661 ext. 198