Title III English Learners

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Title III - Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant
Title III Part A funds will be used to improve the education of LEP children by assisting them to learn English and meet challenging state academic and student academic achievement standards. Schools will use approaches and methodologies derived from scientifically-based research on teaching LEP and immigrant children. 

Language Instruction Education Program (LIEP) for English Learner Students
ESSA, Section 1112(e)(C)(3)(A) requires Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) using funds under Title I or Title III and providing services to identified EL students, to have in place a Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) not later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year. Non-Regulatory Guidance, English Learners and Title III A of the ESSA requires LEAs to meet Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the EEOA and provide services to identified English Learners (ELs). A district’s LIEP describes ONLY those services provided through state and local funding. The LIEP does not include services provided with federal funds. This link provides quick access to Lawton Public School’s LIEP.

Click here to view Lawton Public School's LIEP.

 Information for Parents

Professional Development for LPS Staff

SIOP® Training

SIOP® Training with John Kongsvik, Director of TESOL Trainers

Additional SIOP® Resources & Blogs:

Oklahoma State Department of Education & United States Department of Education Resources for Teaching English Learners


Ellevation Education – EL Impact Conference

  • Promoting Opportunity for Multilingual Learners through Talk and Engagement with Dr. Tim Boals, Executive Director of WIDA

  • Social Emotional Learning with ELs During Remote Learning with John Seidlitz, Founder of Seidlitz Education

  • A Principled Approach to Teaching ELs in the Distance Learning Era with Dr. Gretchen Oliver and Dr. Karen Gregory, Professors of Education at Clarkson University

  • Remote Teaching Activities for Fostering Academic Conversation Skills with Dr. Jeff Zwiers, Senior Researcher at Stanford University

  • In this Together: Live with Steve Sofronas and the In this Together Educators

  • Ellevation’s Impact on EL Program Management: A Panel Discussion with Ellevation Partners

  • Teaching for Biliteracy and Cultural Competency: Where Do I Begin? with Sandra Medrano-Arroyo, Former Manager of the Multicultural Education Department at The School District of Palm Beach County and Ellevation Team Member