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Migrant/Bilingual Education

Training Materials and Media

AMAO Data Review and Title III Improvement Plans — October Webinar
Date and Time
Friday, October 2 at 9:00 a.m.


  • 2014-15 Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) Data
  • Guidance for the development of your Title III Improvement Plan

Register for the Webinar
Watch for an email that confirms your October 2 registration and explains how to join the webinar. Make sure you can connect.

ELL Training in August — Register Today
Important areas of interest for educators who work in bilingual education — Academic Language, Family Engagement and English Language Proficiency Standards

Register Through Events Manager
Schedule your attendance for these OSPI-sponsored training sessions through Events Manager. Click August.

Travel Costs and Clock Hours
All trainings are free. Districts can use funds from Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program or Title III to help pay for travel. We provide clock hours.

Topic Date Location
English Language Proficiency Standards (8 hours)
Dr. Joan Nelson
Wednesday, August 19 Walla Walla School District
364 South Park Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Room: Boardroom
Academic Language (4 hours)
Dr. Gisela Ernst-Slavit
Thursday, August 20 Bio-Med Academy High School
8301 84th Street NE
Marysville, WA 98270
ELP Standards (8 hours)
Dr. Joan Nelson
Monday, September 14 Centralia College
620 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia, WA 98531
Room: Walton Science Center, Rm 111

2015 Training Materials and Media
Archive: 2012 To 2014 Training Materials and Media

Topic, Media and Materials 2015

Academic Language: From Paper to Practice
Learn about strategies that integrate academic language into student learning plans and how to use the English Language Proficiency Standards as a tool for academic language instruction for ELLs in mainstream classrooms.
Presenter — Dr. Gisela Ernst-Slavit
Presentation (PDF, 66 slides) | Watch the Webinar

June 16



Bilingual and Migrant Education
Quarterly program updates, preliminary results of the state professional development models survey, changes to identification guidelines, Possible Eligible Not Reported list
Bilingual Education Update (PDF/79 slides) | Webinar
Migrant Education Update (PDF/11) | Webinar

June 12



Equity and Civil Rights
Overview of guidance provided in the January 7, 2015, Dear Colleague Letter: English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents issued by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education
Equity and Civil Rights Presentation (PDF/22 slides) |  Webinar

U.S. Department of Education Support Materials

June 12



Academic Language: Important for ALL, Essential for English Language Learners
Dimensions of academic language and instructional implications for ELLs, and includes the role language register plays in the classroom.
Presenter — Dr. Gisela Ernst-Slavit
Academic Language (PDF/35 slides) | Webinar

June 10



Content-Based (CBI) and Sheltered Instruction (SI): Components for Success
How to implement a successful CBI or SI program, role and benefits of CBI and SI, staffing, instructional best practices, funding and advice from the field.
Presenter — Dr. Joan Nelson
Content-based and Sheltered Instruction Programs (PDF/38 slides) | Webinar

June 5



Ell Home Visits
Building on families' strengths, parent engagement through home visits, framework for conducting home visits, applying funds of knowledge from home visits into classroom practices.
Presenter — Dr. Eric Johnson
ELL Home Visits (PDF/38 slides) | Webinar

June 3



Funds of Knowledge
Sociocultural perspectives of language and literacy, funds of knowledge, classroom applications of funds of knowledge.
Presenter: Dr. Eric Johnson
Funds of Knowledge (PDF/61 slides) | Webinar

May 27



iGrants Applications for TBIP, Title III and Title I, Part C/Migrant Education
School year 2015-16
State TBIP (PDF/70 slides) | Webinar
Title III (PDF/37 slides) | Webinar
Title I, Part C/Migrant Education (PDF/21 slides) ǀ Webinar

April 3



Content-based and Sheltered Instruction
Background, research and basics
Presenter: Dr. Joan Nelson
Content-based and sheltered Instruction (PDF/35 slides) ǀ Webinar

March 13



Migrant Education Program/Title I, Part C
Migrant Education Update (PDF/21 slides) | Webinar

January 29



Bilingual Education Program Update
Title II, WELPA annual test, report students under a parent waiver, legislative update, PD opportunities and more
Bilingual Education Update ǀ Webinar

January 29



Migrant and Bilingual Education
We encourage districts to review this great example of an ELL program review produced by Bellingham Public Schools in 2012.
ELL Program Review Process - Bellingham Public Schools (PDF) ǀ ELL Program Evaluation - Amy Carder (WMV)
Title I, Part C, Migrant Education Program Migrant Education (PDF/31 slides) | Webinar

September, 2012


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