Title III-A, Limited English Proficient and Immigrant


Intent and Purpose

The purposes of Title III, Part A are:

1) to help ensure that English learners, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English;

2) to assist all English learners, including immigrant children and youth, to achieve at high levels in academic subjects so that all English learners can meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet;

3) to assist teachers (including preschool teachers), principals and other school leaders, State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and schools in establishing, implementing, and sustaining effective language instruction educational programs designed to assist in teaching English learners, including immigrant children and youth;

4) to assist teachers (including preschool teachers), principals and other school leaders, State educational agencies, and local educational agencies to develop and enhance their capacity to provide effective instructional programs designed to prepare English learners, including immigrant children and youth, to enter all-English instructional settings; and

5) to promote parental, family, and community participation in language instruction educational programs for the parents, families, and communities of English learners.


Law and Guidance


Forms and Tools


Training Documents


Webinars


Resources

Contact the WIDA Help Desk - E-mail

WIDA Resource Library
https://wida.wisc.edu/resources

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
English Learner Tool Kit
https://ncela.ed.gov/english-learner-tool-kit
Aimed at helping LEAs set up ELL programs. Updated to align with ESSA.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) Resource Library
https://ncela.ed.gov/resource-library
Database of over 20,000 items (research articles, literature reviews, reports, classroom materials, curricula, fact sheets, multimedia projects, etc.)

Office of Educational Technology Digital Learning Resources Matrix
https://tech.ed.gov/files/2018/10/matrix-digital-learning-resources-supports.pdf
Rubric for understanding and evaluating types of digital resources.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oela/index.html
Links to guidance and data. Links to other online resources, including:

English Learner Tool Kit
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oela/english-learner-toolkit/index.html

Newcomer Tool Kit
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oela/newcomers-toolkit/index.html

Common Sense Education
https://www.commonsense.org/education/
Educational non-profit providing a wide variety of resources: lesson plans, reviews of technology, professional development and training, educational games, as well as resources in Spanish.

One-Stop Guide to In-Service Development for ESL Teachers
https://www.eslteacheredu.org/in-service-development/

EdSurge Product Index
https://www.edsurge.com/product-reviews
Overview and evaluation of hundreds of online learning tools.

OER Commons
https://www.oercommons.org
Open source software for the creation of online materials, lessons, and modules.

Colorin colorado!
http://www.colorincolorado.org/
Practical resources for both teachers and administrators. Includes materials for family outreach. Useful videos and resource library. Partnered with AFT.

My Digital Chalkboard
https://www.mydigitalchalkboard.org
Professional community website for California educators. Provides teaching and professional development resources.
 

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Last updated on April 9, 2021