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Email: ndseec.info@k12.nd.us

1305 9th Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: 701.446.3170

Fax: 701.446.3176

English Learners

The minimum grant award for Title III is $10,000, therefore it is necessary for low-incidence, rural schools to form a consortium in order to qualify for funds. As far back as 2003-04, the SEEC member schools have formed consortia to apply for Title III funds and have received grants varying from $12,000 - $24,000. In 2008-09, the SEEC began to apply for and manage the Title III grant funds on behalf of member schools. The benefits of membership in our Title III consortium include access to funding for EL endorsement reimbursement, reimbursement for EL related professional development/conference expenses and reimbursement for supplemental materials and activities that enhance the core EL program.

During the 2019-20 school year we used our funds to:

  • provide reimbursement for two teachers who are working on their ELL endorsement (total of 19 teachers supported in the last 7 years)
  • reimbursed for conference expenses for Dakota TESOL and the DPI Fall Educator’s Conference
  • host the EL Program Boot Camp in October for staff working with EL Programs, host a National Geographic webinar on the use of the English language development resources and host an EL Handbook Workshop (handbook is required for all districts with ELs enrolled)
  • support supplemental site license or website membership fees along with supplemental language and literacy materials for a number of our member schools (such as RAZ kids, BrainPop ESL and Grammar Gallery)
  • provide technical assistance to many of the EL teachers in the consortium (currently offering weekly EL calls)

English Learners

N.D. English Learner Bootcamp | Nov. 1-2, 2021 in Fargo

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EL Boot Camp is for anyone newly assigned to the EL teacher or EL coordinator role – many participants come back year after year to stay up on changes in the EL field. Cost is $70 for the course and can be reimbursed using Title III funds.

N.D. School districts have an increasing number of linguistically diverse students which creates a need for additional EL support in schools. N.D. teachers are frequently responsible for developing the EL program in their schools, often with very little training. There is also a need for mainstream teachers and administrators to increase their expertise in developing instruction and programming for ELS. ND EL Boot Camp addresses multiple topics that are relevant to the outside-of-the-classroom duties for which schools are responsible.

15 Topics related to the education of ELs in N.D.

  • Learn about the EL program.
  • Ask questions to develop your local program and knowledge base.
  • Receive sample documents to help update current program paperwork.

Register here!

English Learners & Title III Elements Federal Programs Monitoring Support |
Dec. 2, Virtual

A 2-hour virtual session to help prepare schools for a state monitoring desk audit or visit for English Learners & Title III Elements. Participants will:
  • become familiar with the NDDPI EL Program Self-Evaluation Checklist
  • begin to create a file of evidence to support school district compliance with the EL Elements.

Supporting resources:

Register here!

EL Access Norms Workshops

This 4-hour workshop assists Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and leadership teams to make more equitable decisions for EL students through a recently developed EL Access Norms Application. The application contains information that schools can use to determine reasonable expectations for EL student academic achievement performance when comparing ELs to other ELs.



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Contact Information

Kerri Whipple

Professional Learning Coordinator
701-446-3169
kerri.whipple@k12.nd.us

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EL Access Norms Workshops

This 4-hour workshop assists Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and leadership teams to make more equitable decisions for EL students through a recently developed EL Access Norms Application. The application contains information that schools can use to determine reasonable expectations for EL student academic achievement performance when comparing ELs to other ELs.


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