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Email: ndseec.info@k12.nd.us

3170 43rd St. S. #103
Fargo, ND 58104

Phone: 701.997.2210

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 2021-22 school year we used our funds to:

  • provide reimbursement for three teachers who are working on their ELL endorsement (total of 20 teachers supported in the last 8 years)
  • offer the EL Program Boot Camp in November for staff working with EL Programs
  • support supplemental site licenses 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
  • host a consultant to help with ELD standards implementation through a workshop entitled Enacting Equity Through the Genre Approach: WIDA ELD Standards 2020 Edition
  • reimburse for travel costs associated with the Colony Conference (June 2022) in Brookings, SD

English Learners

EL Bootcamp | Jan. 10-11, 2023

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. Cost is $70 for the course and can be reimbursed using Title III funds.


15Topics 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
2 Days, Face-to-Face
  • Jan. 10-11, 2023 | 8:30am - 4:00pm each day
  • Participants are asked to bring EL-related documents/reports to the workshop in paper or electronic form including the EL program handbook, a copy of the ILP form, a parent notification letter, and the 2-year monitoring form, a copy of the district’s MIS01 Fall Report, at least two students who have ACCESS scores from 2019-20 and 2020-21 and the same two students’ MAP or STAR percentile rank.

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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.


Teacher Resources


Contact Information

Kerri Whipple

Director of Literacy
701-997-2482
kerri.whipple@k12.nd.us

2022 Dakota TESOL Conference
Nov. 14-15, 2022 | Fargo


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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.


Title III Grant Information


Resources