The purposes of Title III are to:
Improve the education of English Learners by assisting them attain English proficiency, attain high levels of academic achievement in English and meet challenging academic standards. AND
Provide enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youth.
Terri Schuster, 402-471-4694
Brooke David, 402 471-2451
Updates and Announcements
Here is a list of resources that NDE has made available this year to help support English Learner Programs.
ELL Learning Modules
NDE is partnering with Nebraska educators and administrators to develop learning modules for schools and districts related to services for English Learners. Four modules are now available.
- Welcoming and Identifying English Learners
- Language Instruction Educational Programs
- Program Review
To access the first module, click on ELL Learning Modules on the right under Professional Development. You will need to create a free Moddle account to access this resource.
ELA_ELP Alignment Work
This spring, NDE and the NorthCentral Comprehensive Center hosted ELA and ELL Teachers to work on a standards alignment document. This work resulted in a process for aligning standards and working with ELA and literacy teachers to support English Learners. The final document including sample lessons is available here. You can also access the documents under State Resources, Nebraska English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards.
Program Review: The Written Report Guidance
Under Rule 15, English Learner Programs are required to submit a written report of their annual program review. This written report should be kept on file in the superintendent’s office and available to the public. Guidance on the written report can be found here.
Book Study Guide for Classroom Instruction that Works for English Language Learners, 2nd Edition.
This resource is a Book Study Guide that accompanies the second edition of Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners published by McREL International.
Title III – National Origin Calendar