The National Council of State Title III Directors (NCSTIIID) has changed its name to better reflect who the organization is and who its members are. The new name, the National Association of English Learner Program Administrators (NAELPA), has the focus of providing networking and professional learning opportunities for EL program administrators and others working in EL programs at the state and local (district) level.
Upcoming and Recent Events & Information!
Registration Now Open! NAELPA 2023 Annual Conference
NAELPA 2023 Annual National Conference
NAELPA will host its 2023 NAELPA Annual Conference as a Hybrid Conference, which will include at least two virtual pre-conference sessions in the weeks leading up to the conference on February 21-22, 2022. Conference Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities are now available. Register now!
2021-2022 Quarterly Webinars - Four Part Series for Leaders
Continuous Improvement of EL Programs
This Completed Quarterly Webinar Series was presented by the EL Collaborative of the CCSSO, USED's OELA office, and NAELPA.
NAELPA is in the planning stages for its next quarterly webinar.
Recordings of the Continuous Improvement of EL Programs webinars are available to members through the Connect Space membership account.
Check Out the NAELPA Networking Coffee Chats
The NAELPA Membership Committee has launched a networking opportunity for NAELPA members called Networking Coffee Chats. NAELPA members can access these monthly NAELPA Networking Coffee Chats through their NAELPA Connect Space membership accounts. Coffee Chats are currently paused for the Summer but will resume in the fall. Stay tuned.
Membership Year Change
NAELPA has updated its By-Laws and changed the membership year to align with the calendar year. The current membership year now extends from January 1st until December 31st each calendar year. The NAELPA Executive Board Year hasn't changed. Nominations and elections for new board members will still take place in May and June each year, with the board year starting on July 1st.
Not a Member - If you are interested in membership, go to the Membership page and click on the "Become a NAELPA Member or Renew Your Membership" orange button.
NAELPA Statement on Support for Assets-Based Terminology
It is important to NAELPA to use asset-based terminology when referring to our work and the population of students we serve. We acknowledge that the current name of this organization, The National Association of English Learner Program Administrators (NAELPA), uses English Learner (EL), which is considered deficit based. With current federal legislation using English Learners (ELs) to identify this population the NAELPA board will continue with this usage for clarity purposes in the short term. However, NAELPA will take an active role in advocating for the wider use of assets-based nomenclature and helping to make it more standardized in our field and beyond.
For a more detailed description, check out the full NAELPA Asset-Based Terminology statement.
Check Out the NAELPA Resources Page
NAELPA is committed to providing resources that are helpful to educators of multilingual learners. NAELPA has created a Resources For Educating ELs Online which provides links to resources on a separate page under the Resources page of this website. The NAELPA Executive Board and membership are committed to doing all we can to assist in the education of ELs during this unprecedented time in the history of education in our country. With that in mind, we have also written a short white paper to help educators understand the Coronavirus relief funding for education, the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. With nearly $200 billion in funding, this white paper is helpful for educators to know how these funds can be used to support the education of ELs. For more information, read the white paper on Using ESSER, ESSER II, and ESSER III Funds to Support EL Education.
Advocating for ELs
The NAELPA assists and supports State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) by providing educational activities and information that help SEAs and LEAs guide ELs to success.
The NAELPA organizes and hosts, and develops meetings, webinars, email communications, and other messages to disseminate information important to EL program administrators. Read about it in our Newsletter.
The NAELPA provides training and up-to-date information for SEAs and LEAs through webinars and national conference presentations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of EL educators.
Standards and Assessment
The NAELPA reviews updates, research and new information on standards and assessment through this committee. The committee also updates members on the English Language Proficiency Assessment peer review process and outcomes.
Membership in the NAELPA is key to maintaining a healthy organization. The membership committee is organized to assist the membership coordinator, communicate to members, and encourage others to join.