ESL & AARI (Collaborating with AARI Consultant Jill Maneice)

  • Supporting Long Term English Learners through AARI

ESL & ELA (Collaborating with Early Literacy Consultant Dr. Michele Farah)

  • ​Create resources to support English Learners within the English Language Arts curriculum
    • Guidance for Teachers of English Learners Using Writing Pathways
    • Guidance for Teachers of English Learners Using the Essential​ Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

ESL/Title III Professional Development Leadership Team​​

​Facilitation of team​ to develop and present four face to face  professional learning workshops:
  • ​​​Beyond WIDA 101
  • Creating a Culture of Thinking with English Learners
  • Essential Literacy Practices for English Learners, Grades K-3 (series)
  • SIOP

​Facilitation of team to develop and deliver alternative models of professional learning via webinars, virtual courses, and virtual learning modules.

​Math & ESL​ (Collaborating with Math Consultant Gerri Devine)

  • Facilitating Pilot and Review of​​ Supports for M​PI Strands for all MAISA Math units in ATLAS for grades 6-8​, Algebra & Geometry
  • Writing MPI Strands and Supports for Geometry

Special Education & ESL​​ (Collaborating with Special Education Consultants Diane Katakowski, Susan Koceski, Steven Whitmore)

  • Provide district-specific support and guidance on case-by-case basis when an English Learner is suspected of having a disability​

  • ​​​​​​​​Professional Learning Collaborative Offerings

  • MITESOL 2017 Panel Presentation: Difference or Disorder? Tools for Team Decision-Making  

  • Virtual Professional Learning 

  • Developing online, self-paced course English Learner: Difference or Disability?

  • ​​​​​​​​​Revision of Oakland Schools Guidance: Big Ideas When Considering a Special Education Evaluation of a Student Learning English as a Second Language​​​​​

  • ​​​​Publish and distribute to districts Oakland Schools Guidance: Appropriate Use of Screening, Formative, and Diagnostic Reading Assessment Systems with Students who are English Learners 

Technology & ESL​


  • Facilitate Collaborative Groups
  • Develop & Launch Online Learning Modules
    • ​Developing Oral Language Proficiency in ELs
    • English Learner: Difference or Disability?
    • What Michigan School Leaders Need to Know About English Learners

Title III Programming Guidance

  • ​​​​​What Michigan School Leaders Need to Know About English Learners
    • Online modules for district use with video elements and accompanying resources
  • Guidance for an Effective Intake Process for English Learners​​
    • ​​Online module for district use with video element and accompanying documents

Title III & Title I (Collaborating with Jan Callis, Title I Consultant/Grant Coordinator)

  • Meaningful consultation support to local districts

WIDA Assessment Administration Training

​​​​​WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online Administration Training

WIDA ACCESS for Kindergarten Administration Training

WIDA Alternate ACCESS Administration Training

WIDA Can Do Descriptors Key Uses Edition Training

*NEW WIDA Screener Training