September 16, 2010

ISBE DELL E-Broadcast 2010.194 – Program Directors’ Meeting Reminder and Perfect Match workshops

Program Directors’ Meeting Reminder

This is a reminder for the two-day mandatory meeting required for all program directors of TBE/ TPI and Title III (LIPLEPS/IEP) programs scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2010 and Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Although the Monday morning session is designated for New Directors, others are welcome to attend. Please make sure you let IRC know so that we can ensure enough handouts and space. Attached is a memo regarding this meeting. Registration information is available at:

Perfect Match workshops

A Perfect Match:  Using Data and Standards to Drive ELL Program Design

Registration to the school year workshop series entitled A Perfect Match:  Using Data and Standards to Drive Program Design is now open. This three part (six day) series is intended to provide sustained professional development to teams of teachers and administrators interested in participating in a process to improve their district’s language education programs for English language learners (ELLs). 

Professional staff from the Illinois Resource Center (IRC) and the World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium experts from the University of Wisconsin at Madison will provide engaging and dynamic opportunities for team participants to mine and analyze data.  A structured framework will be applied to the data with the goal of crafting an exemplary program for ELLs while establishing a process for addressing curricular and instructional implications.  Team participants will acquire the tools, skills and strategies necessary to promote educational gains through quality programming for ELLs.

A commitment on the part of the district to support school - or district wide team participation in the entire series is critical for implementing these standards-based educational services.  Preliminary tasks will be assigned to registered team participants prior to the first session.  Continuing professional development units (CPDUs) are available for this workshop series. 

Dates for the school year workshop series:  November 16 & 17, 2010, February 13 & 14, and April 6 & 7, 2011.  Registration form, with complete payment, is due by Friday, October 15, 2010.

To learn more and register for the series, visit and register electronically or download a registration form to mail or fax.

For additional information, contact Barbara Marler at the IRC at 224-366-8536 or at