ESL/Title III Advisory Council

​​​​​​​​​Members of the Oakland Schools ESL/Title III Advisory Council include representatives from all 28 Oakland County school districts, Oakland Community College, as well as several charter and private non-profit schools. Meeting quarterly, the Council discusses changes to the rules and regulations regarding ESL/Title III Programming, Instruction, and Assessment, and develops strategic plans for implementing these changes to ensure high quality educational opportunities for all English Learners. 

Please join us in mi PLACE​ by requesting to join the group "English Learner Educator Community". 

​Any new ESL/Title III Coordinators/Directors/Program Administrators (within the last two years or so) are welcome to join us in the mornings to learn more about Title III programming, rules, and compliance issues. 

​Resources from our October 19, 2016​ meetings can be found in our English Learner Educator Community group in miPLACE.

AGENDA January 11, 2017 Title III Advisory Council Meeting

  • MDE Updates
  • Guidance for Effective Use of ESL Paraprofessionals
  • Using Illuminate to Track FEL Data
  • WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Assessment
  • New WIDA Screener
  • Refugee Issues & Resources
  • OCC Updates
  • OSTC: Programs & Enrollment Best Practices for ELs
  • MITESOL 2017 & Other Professional Learning Opportunities
  • Supporting Diverse Learners in Mathematics Project Update

AGENDA January 11, 2017 Title III New Director's Meeting

  • Pressing Needs & Questions
  • Program Development Resources
  • Student Identification & Placement
  • Parent and Community Engagement (required under ESSA)
  • Parent Notification & Parent Rights
  • Updated OELA ELL Tool Kit Chapters 3-6