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Great Resource for Migrant/ Newcomer Students

January 11, 2012

Mark Rangel Shares a great FREE resource for use with Migrant, Refugee, immigrant students

Colorado along with 14 other states make up a consortium focused on literacy development for migrant students. Below is some information on the consortium. Even if a state is not part of the consortium you are able to access and use the resources. I encourage you to visit the website and sign up for a free account. We have been using them in our Newcomer program in Fort Morgan, Colorado with great success.

LEARN-2-Succeed Migrant Education Consortium

Background

  • Established:  1995 with the states of Colorado, North Dakota, Missouri, and Utah
  • Mission:  to ‘work together to develop products and services to meet the academic needs of migrant students’
  • Current States: Utah (lead state), Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia – Partner States: Alaska, Nebraska
  • In order to assist migrant students in grades K-12 and out-of-school youth to become proficient in literacy (reading, writing, and study skills) and overcome barriers to high school graduation.  Through this project, we will create and expand on already successful, scientifically-based reading lessons, assessments, and resources on the Migrant Reading NET (www.migrantreadingnet.com), going well beyond to incorporate literacy on the new Migrant Literacy NET (www.migrantliteracynet.com).

LEARN: Final Products

  • One hundred forty-one reading lessons across the five reading dimensions at the K-12 level and for OSY (field tested and complete) online on the Migrant Literacy NET
  • Thirty-one additional literacy lessons in English/Spanish (field tested and complete) online on the Migrant Literacy NET
  • Reading and writing resources for parents to assist their children to read (in English and Spanish) online on the Migrant Literacy NET
  • Eighty-six writing lessons (field tested and complete) online on the Migrant Literacy NET
  • Forty-forty math lessons in English/Spanish (field tested and complete) online on the Migrant Literacy NET
  • Eleven study skills lessons (field tested and complete) online on the Migrant Literacy NET
  • Sixteen OSY lessons (field tested and complete) online on the Migrant Literacy NET
  • Pre and post test assessments for each lesson online on the Migrant Literacy NET
  • Electronic Success Plans to track student progress online on the Migrant Literacy NET
  • Electronic Graduation Plans to help overcome barriers to success online on the Migrant Literacy NET

Let me know is you find these materials helpful to you and your program.

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All materials and services are available for member states

For states interested in joining the consortium contact:  (Lead State) Utah Department of Education 1-801-538-7725 (Max Lang)

For information on products and services contact:  ERTC 1-970-356-9472 (Bill Bansberg or Rich Rangel)

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