In attendance: Amani Ahrens, Michael Bowlus, Shana Bregenzer-Brenny, Rachel Casey, Mary Diaz, Donna Drescher, Scott Endo, Ann Ertl, Sara George, Patty Gillespie, Brenda Hand, Jennifer Hernandez, Karla Stone, Jennifer Leazer, Deborah Mitchell-Gerold, Kiersten Nicholson, Natalie Prasch, Megan Reikowski, Kristina Robertson, Leah Soderlund, Beth Stenglein, Zena Stenvik, Ursula Lentz, Leigh Schleicher, Anh Tran, Elizabeth Watkins, Ruslana Westerlund
The English Learner Stakeholder Input Group (ELSIG) provides MDE ongoing recommendations on a variety of issues relating to the improvement of standards, instruction and assessment for the state’s English learners (ELs).
1. We will begin and end on time.
2. We will acknowledge individual speakers.
3. We will encourage full participation of all members by:
4. We will be present in mind and body.
5. We will keep comments and questions relevant and concise.
Elizabeth Watkins will add to State and Federal EL legislation document shared at meeting. Updated document will be shared via EL Coordinator newsletter.
Follow-up teleconference with study participants and Dr. H Gary Cook on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Anticipated completion in first semester, dependent on cabinet response to recommendation.
Kristina Robertson and Shana Bregenzer-Brenny are ELD specialists with the Centers of Excellence, supporting school improvement efforts with schools identified as priority or focus.
ELSIG members will be noted at the meeting. ELSIG volunteers (Deborah, Ann, Kiersten, Mary, Brenda, Leah, Natalie) will help with discussion activity in the afternoon at the EL Coordinator meeting on November 2. Anh will follow up with volunteers via email.
ELSIG members reviewed and provided feedback on the framework.
Notes of hot topics will be shared with ELSIG members and inform the work of MDE. Continued conversations to follow!
Last year’s document was updated to reflect new dates. Please review and make suggestions – send to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 5, 2012.