NCSTIIID Newsletter 2018-2019 Vol. 2

Letter from the President

The NCSTIIID President’s message at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Coronado Springs, FL, was inspired by the fact that we were less than an hour from Cape Canaveral, also known as the Kennedy Space Center.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, is consistent in their mission “to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.” Inside that mission, At Cape Canaveral, they have grown from the Mercury Program, launching the first manned space flight, to the Apollo Program, landing a man on the moon, to the Space Shuttle Program and the continued work with the International Space Station. Within each iteration, NASA adapted. As technology advanced, knowledge grew, and needs changed, so did the names of the programs, yet the mission remained the same. Even more important than the change is the fact that, throughout the change, everyone working toward the mission agreed that, “failure is not an option.”

In this issue:

SEA and LEA Spotlight

NCSTIII recognizes a state and school district that demonstrate exemplary and innovative practices in programs for ELs. Visit pages 4-5 to read about Colorado's ELPA Excellence Award winners..


Upcoming NCSTIIID events are highlighted on page 6.

Get involved: NCSTIIID committees

The NCSTIIID is excited to announce the formation of 4 committees that will drive the priorities of the organization. Please consider lending your expertise by joining a committee that will inform and work to support the field related to English learners. See page 7 for information on how you can get involved.

What's New?

The NCSTIIID newsletter highlights recent research, articles, and relevant resources, as it relates to ELs. See page 8 to read about What's New?

Upcoming Events

NCSTIIID highlights upcoming national events on page 9.


The National Council of State Title III Directors (NCSTIIID) is not just for state directors! Membership is open to all EL advocates in school districts, universities, etc. Renew your membership or join the NCSTIIID today! See page 10 to join NCSTIIID.

National Council

of State Title III

Directors (NCSTIIID)

2018-2019 Vol. 2