Title I and Title III Collaboration: Building Bridges to Communicate with Families of ELs
Presenters will highlight Maryland’s collaboration between Title I and Title III offices to build capacity of state, district, and local leaders, which allowed the district and state to develop, implement, and monitor provisions that were moved from Title III to Title I under ESSA. Participants will learn about the state's first joint Title I and Title III webinar, monitoring of federal programs, training on language access and cultural proficiency, and the development of question and answer tools. Attendees will walk away with practical strategies for effectively communicating with families of ELs in their states and districts.
Download Session Materials
- PDK Article- Dec.Jan15-16.pdf
- Sign-in Sheet Activity 1.pdf
- Stages of Immigrant Parent Involvement- diagram,chart.pdf
- Title I & Title III Q&A_Chart_1.3.2019.pdf
- USED Newcomer Toolkit_Ch5_Partnerships Family.pdf
Young-chan has had 10 years of experience working with Title I school districts, Title I schools, and economically disadvantaged parents and families. During a three-month period in 2018, Young-chan spearheaded the development of Maryland’s 2018-2019 Title I, Part A Application and Tools that includes the new provisions moved from Title III to Title I under ESSA. This work involved 50 State and local Title I staff. Additionally, Young-chan worked closely with Title III Specialists to ensure that the new requirements under Title III regarding English Learners are embedded in the Application, Guidance document, and the monitoring tool.
As a Title III/EL Specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education, Ilhye yoon provides leadership, coordination, and assistance to local school systems on programs, projects, and activities that promote ELs’ academic achievement and family engagement. Ilhye was one of the state leads to develop a English Learner's section of the 2018-2019 Title I, Part A Application and Tools and lead a Community of Partners to develop the Application questions, accompanying guidance section, and monitoring information.