ESL and ELL Services/Title III Consortium

The Title III Consortium makes available to districts who do not receive Title III funds directly (under $10,000) a means by which to access monies for the purpose of enhancing or expanding existing ESL programs, provide professional development for ESL and content teachers for English Language Learners (ELL), have access to a library of appropriate materials for ELL and ongoing consultation to districts regarding best practices for their limited English proficient students. Any district in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont or Warren county may participate in the consortium regardless of their allotment from the Ohio Department of Education for an additional fee. Those districts will have access to the consortium library as well as professional development training and consultation. The consortium meets quarterly to discuss current topics, collaborate around best practices, and share state updates for ELLs.

  • Professional Development in effective strategies for teaching ELLs, which incorporates the SIOP model and other research-based strategies.
  • Training on new 2015 English Language Proficiency Standards and ELPA 21 Assessment
  • Access to Consortium Library (materials for students and teachers)
  • Professional development for teachers around current issues impacting ELL
  • Warehouse of available ESL plans, policies and procedures
  • District level consultation for system-wide change for ELL
  • Consultation regarding tiered level of supports for ELL
  • Provide districts with current information from ODE and the Lau Center regarding ELL populations
  • Consultation in developing LEP improvement plans
  • Audit tool and consultation for best practices and compliance

 

Levels of Participation

 

Basic membership for districts required to participate:

  • Use of consortium library
  • Information from ODE regarding LEP
  • Quarterly meeting participation
  • Consultation regarding intervention, assessment and program questions
  • Assessment materials for initial identification of LEP

 

Level 1: District elective participation:

  • Use of consortium library
  • Information from ODE regarding LEP
  • Quarterly meeting participation
  • Consultation regarding intervention, assessment and program questions 

 

Level 2: District elective participation:

  • Use of consortium library
  • Information from ODE regarding LEP
  • Quarterly meeting participation
  • Consultation regarding intervention, assessment and program questions
  • Consultation regarding establishment of new LEP programs
  • System-wide professional development for ELL populations
  • Audit tool and consultation for best practices

 

Connie Reyes-Rau, 513.674.4298
Heidi Messbarger, 513.674.4359