ESL and EL 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 Learners (EL), have access to a library of appropriate materials for EL and ongoing consultation to districts regarding best practices for their English Learners. 

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 ELs.

  • Professional Development in effective strategies for teaching ELs, which incorporates the SIOP model and other research-based strategies.
  • Training on English Language Proficiency Standards and OELPA
  • Access to Consortium Library (materials for students and teachers)
  • Professional development for teachers around current issues impacting EL warehouse of available ESL plans, policies and procedures
  • District level consultation for system-wide change for EL
  • Consultation regarding tiered level of supports for EL
  • Provide districts with current information from ODE and the Lau Center regarding EL populations
  • Consultation in developing EL 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 ELs
  • Quarterly meeting participation
  • Consultation regarding intervention, assessment and program questions
  • Assessment materials for initial identification of ELs

Level 1: District elective participation:

  • Use of consortium library
  • Information from ODE regarding LEP
  • Quarterly meeting participation
  • Consultation regarding intervention, assessment, and program questions (2 days)

Level 2: District elective participation:

  • Use of consortium library
  • Information from ODE regarding ELs
  • Quarterly meeting participation
  • Consultation regarding intervention, assessment and program questions
  • Consultation regarding establishment of new EL programs
  • System-wide professional development for EL populations (4 days)
  • Audit tool and consultation for best practices

Heidi Messbarger
513.674.4359
heidi.messbarger@hcesc.org

Connie Reyes-Rau
513.674.4298
connie.reyesrau@hcesc.org

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