English Learners (ELs) are those students in Kentucky schools whose primary language is other than English. English Learners enter Kentucky schools with a variety of language backgrounds, educational experiences and levels of English proficiency.
Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is part of legislation enacted to ensure that English Learners , including immigrant children and youth, develop English proficiency and meet the same academic content and academic achievement standards that other children are expected to meet. The information contained on this website is based on the federal and state regulations and
Office of Civil Rights program requirements for the education of English Learners and immigrant children and youth. The Kentucky Title III Program provides support to districts as they work with their English Learners and Immigrant students to:
- Choose an educational approach
- Identify and assess the students
- Provide a research-based program of services
- Provide staffing and resources
- Implement state criteria for transitioning students from services
- Maintain accurate data and reporting in order to:
- Monitor transitioned students
- Periodically evaluate and revise their program
- Receive funding allocations
Understanding Language Professional Learning Workshops
Registration is now open for the 2016-17 Understanding Language Professional Learning Workshop
. The initial two day workshop
will be September 20-21
at the Knicely Conference Center
located at 2355 Nashville Road in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The two day
follow-up session will be November 15-16
at the same location. The workshop is for English Learner (EL) teachers and upper elementary, middle school or high school level general education teachers who provide services to ELs in the general classroom.
Participants will engage in upper elementary and middle school exemplars that scaffold the reading of complex texts for ELs. The strategies and understandings found in the exemplars simultaneously foster conceptual development and linguistic growth for ELs. The professional development will provide participants with new activities and approaches to better write their own curriculum materials.
The workshop objectives are:
- examine the critical role language plays in the College and Career Readiness State Standards for ELs
- identify specific teaching strategies that support ELs’ access and success with authentic complex texts at the elementary and secondary levels
- unpack the metacognitive processes teachers and students need to support and reinforce EL learning
- explore ways to engage ELs in high levels of discourse in content classrooms
For additional information on the Kentucky workshops, contact Gary Martin via e-mail at email@example.com
or call (502) 564-4970.