Program Resource Guide
Serving Maine's English Learners (DOC, 522KB)
Remote Learning Resources
- Remote Screener Letter
- US Department of Education Factsheet: Providing Services to English Learners During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Free Online Resources for Students who are ELs (DOC, 22KB)
- Maine Department of Education English Learner Identification Procedures During Periods of Extended Remote Learning Due to COVID-19 (PDF 317KB)
- WIDA Distance Teaching and Learning
- Maine DOE Professional Development Calendar. Lists all online and in-person professional development opportunities offered by the Maine DOE.
- Maine DOE ESOL/Bilingual Programs 2020-21 Professional Learning Opportunities
English Learners with Disabilities
Identification issues and more
- AccELLerate - Spring 2011. The quarterly review of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition addresses English Learners with special needs. (www.ncela.gwu.edu)
- Culturally Competent Assessment of ELLs for Special Ed Services by Blatchley & Lau
- Determining Appropriate Referrals of ELLs to Special Education: A self-assessment guide for principals Published by CEC and NABE. Practical recommendations for how to communicate with students and parents, how to involve parents in decision-making, how to set up teacher assistance teams, how to do IEPs, professional development, more.
- ELLs and Response to Intervention: Referral Considerations by Rinaldi & Sampson. This CEC articles addresses how Response to Intervention plays into the referral process.
- “Math and English Learners: Graphic Organizers” - April 29, 2011. To access the handouts, go to http://syntiro.org/index.php/resources/handouts#ell and scroll down the page to "Using Graphic Organizers to Support Literacy in Math Instruction - April 29, 2011 - Presented by Bea Moore Luchin.”
- "How Do I Know What they Know and Understand? Instant Math Assessment Techniques" - April 29, 2010
Refugee and Immigrant Students
Refugee Head Start Collaboration. Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS) has teamed with the Office of Head Start (OHS) National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR), a national training and technical assistance center, run by Bank Street College of Education and the Education Development Center. Virtually all refugee parents with children up to age 5 will meet the income-based eligibility requirements for Head Start services when they first arrive in the U.S. Linking newly resettled refugees with local Head Start programs can provide many benefits for both the Head Start program and for refugee families.
- Translator and Interpreter Resources This list is provided for convenience and is not an extensive list. Inclusion of businesses and organizations does not represent an endorsement from the Maine Department of Education.