July 16, 2013

ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2012-241: Newsletter

Throughout this summer we will continue to make preparations to serve English Learners (ELs) in the 2013-2014 school year.  As such, this newsletter will focus on professional development and comprehensive planning.


Title III Program Budgeting and Planning for the LIPLEPS and IEP Programs

(the webinar will be later archived on the DELL website)

The Division of English Language Learning will review the conditions for the use of federal Title III funds as well as the required components of the Language Instruction Program for Limited English Proficient Students (LIPLEPS) and the Immigrant Education Program (IEP).  All district Title III program directors and any other interested parties are invited to participate.  Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar


The 2013 National Refugee and Immigrant Conference

Registration is open for the 2013 National Refugee and Immigrant Conference which will be held on October 10-11, 2013 in Chicago at the Holiday Inn Merchandise Mart.

Thank you to those colleagues who submitted proposals for workshops at the conference.  

The registration packet is posted on the conference website at http://www.thecenterweb.org/ alrc/refugee.html .  Online registration by credit card will also be available starting July 8, 2013 and can be accessed from the above website.  Please contact Lynn Osheff at losheff@cntrmail.org if you have any questions.

Multi District Workshops

(DELL) is sponsoring several multi-district workshops to be offered by the Illinois Resource Center in late July and August 2013.  These meetings will focus on meeting the needs of English learners (ELs).  Please take time to review the offerings below and consider attending these important opportunities to better serve ELs.  A sampling of multi district workshops can be found below.  For more information, including registration, see our HOT TOPICS at http://www.isbe.net/bilingual .

2-DAY: What Administrators Need to Know About Dual Language Education (IRC ID#145503002)

Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: National Louis University Campus, 620 Tollgate Rd., Elgin, IL 60123

2-DAY: Introduction to Biliteracy and Bridging, K-12 (IRC ID#145503003)

Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: National Louis University Campus, 620 Tollgate Rd., Elgin, IL 60123

Secondary Administrators Recognizing and Supporting Effective Instruction for English Learners in Content Classes (IRC ID#145503005)

Thursday, August 8, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Rolling Meadows High School Library, 2901 W Central Rd., Rolling Meadows, IL  60008

2-DAY: Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges Between Languages (IRC ID#145503004)

Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Child Service Center, 1480 Reckinger Rd., Aurora, IL 60506


New Leadership Institute

Please save August 6-7, 2013 for the New Leadership Institute in Springfield, Illinois.

The Leadership Institute is geared to support English Learner Program (EL) Directors and administrators who are new to the field or who have been working with the EL program for a small number of years. 

Last year was the inaugural year for the Leadership Institute.  The event was a great success.  Based on the feedback we received this year, we plan to include topics relating to the challenges and considerations for working with EL students, an overview for program design and resources for administrators, English learners and Special Education topics, and review the general administration of the program (such as the review of state and federal requirements, program timelines and procedures, etc.)

Registration details will be shared in an upcoming newsletter.  Participants will be able to register for both days or choose one day to attend.

Fall Program Directors’ Meeting

Please save September 25-26, 2013 for the Annual Fall Bilingual Program Directors’ Meeting in Lisle, Illinois.  Additional information will be forthcoming.  Hotel registration will open beginning September 1, 2013.