Welcoming and Identifying English Learners Learning Module
Module 1: Welcoming and Identifying English Learners
NDE has partnered with Nebraska educators and administrators to develop learning modules for schools and districts related to services for English Learners. Each module is divided into short 5-10 minute segments. Included in each module are important resources and a facilitator’s guide for professional development purposes. This module is designed to help all school staff appropriately identify potential English learners and welcome students and their families into the district. Segments include:
The Identification and Intake Process (Rule 15): This segment reviews the identification requirements in Rule 15. It is meant for all staff, including support staff, who are part of the registration and welcome process.
Preparing Staff for ELL Arrivals: This segment helps administrators, program staff and teachers know what they need to do to be ready for arriving English Learners (ELs).
Creating a Climate of Welcome: This short segment provides ideas for teachers and administrators when working towards an inclusive environment for ELs.
Helping Families Navigate the School System: This segment, for all staff, will help generate ideas for supporting English learners and their families when they are new to a district.