Keys to Providing Effective Language Instruction Educational Programs

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2019

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Willmar Public Library, 410 5th Street SW, Willmar, MN 56201

Description: As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, all districts enrolling students with English learner status must provide an effective language instruction educational program (LIEP) that allows them access to challenging, grade-level academic standards. Minnesota state statute requires all districts to have a written plan of services (an LIEP plan) describing how it provides effective instruction in a language instruction educational program. In this day-long workshop, districts and charters will learn about state and federal requirements as well as best practices around programming in an LIEP. Districts will have opportunities to network with other districts and receive feedback from MDE staff on their LIEP plans and programming.

Anticipated Outcomes:

  • Leverage students’ linguistic and cultural assets
  • Understand requirements
  • Leverage funding and coordinate resources
  • Assess student needs
  • Provide programming that develops all learners’ academic language proficiency
  • Evaluate program effectiveness
  • Identify program models that address the needs of diverse learners
  • Access instructional frameworks and resources
  • Provide supports and facilitate academic achievement in all classes
  • Ensure equitable educational opportunities
  • Expand family engagement strategies

Presenters:  Julie Chi, English Learner Education Specialist and Compliance Monitor, Equity and Opportunity Division; Amy Young, English Learner Education Specialist, School Support Division

Event Type: Workshop

Audience: Program Coordinators, Principals, Charter Directors, EL Teachers and Leads

Sponsor: Equity and Opportunity Division and School Support Division

Fee: None.

Food: Lunch and refreshments are on your own. A list of nearby restaurants will be provided.

Register: Register for the Willmar workshop here. If you need assistance with registering or prefer to register by phone, please contact us by using the phone number(s) listed below.

Registration deadline: Monday, May 18, 2020

Materials to bring with you: Language instruction educational program (LIEP) plan (electronic version) and a laptop. A Google folder will be shared with resources and documents related to the workshop.

Contact Information:  Amy Young, 651-528-8240 or Julie Chi, 651-582-8444

Please contact Julie Chi two weeks before the event to request a reasonable accommodation or the use of our nursing or prayer rooms. The MDE campus in Roseville, Minnesota, is tobacco free. This policy includes the building, parking lots and grounds.