Keys to Providing Effective Language Instruction Educational Programs

This training is also offered on the following dates. Register for only one session.

Metro Area Dates:

2020: May 8

In Greater Minnesota:

2020: April 28 (Sartell), May 19 (Willmar)

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020

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

Location: Lakes Country Service Cooperative, 1001 E. Mount Faith, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Description: All districts enrolling students with English learner status must provide an effective educational program that allows students access to challenging, grade-level academic standards. Language instruction educational programs (LIEPs) are required both in federal statute of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and in state statute. In this day-long workshop, districts and charters will learn about these requirements as well as best practices around programming in an LIEP. Participants will have opportunities to network and receive feedback on their programming practices.

Anticipated Outcomes:

  • Leverage students’ linguistic and cultural assets
  • Understand state and federal requirements
  • Leverage funding and coordinate resources
  • Assess student needs
  • Provide programming to develop language proficiency and academic achievement
  • Evaluate program effectiveness
  • Identify program models that address diverse learners' needs
  • 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, EL 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 workshop. 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: April 16, 2020

Materials to bring with you: Language instruction educational program (LIEP) plan (electronic version) and a laptop.

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.