English Language Learners Lunch and Learn Inquiry Network
Starting 12/10/2021 at 12:30 PM and ending on 12/10/2021 at 3:00 PM
Event Groups:
• ESC of Western Reserve - Lake County ESC Events
• ESC of Western Reserve - Professional Development
• ESC of Western Reserve - Professional Learning Communities
• ESC of Western Reserve - Principals
• ESC of Western Reserve - Curriculum Directors
• ESC of Western Reserve - Superintendents
• ESC of Western Reserve - ESC of the Western Reserve
This network is designed to share research and evidence-based strategies of best practices for English language learners. Both academic and social emotional learning support will be the focus. The network will discuss compliance issues, challenges, as well as participants will share successful structures of support for English language learners in districts. Walkthrough tools for best practices will be shared and developed cohesively. As this network grows and develops, participants will be able to co-construct their learning.

Topic: Building a Community to Support our ELL Families & Tour of ESCWR Tutoring Center
Sub Topic: Identifying Best Practices for ELLS in All Classrooms

Presenters: Kristin Llewellyn and Vanessa Karwan

Guest Speaker: Sharon Sumaker: Bilingual Therapist with Catholic Charities of Lake County- Understanding the Trauma Experience and the Resilience in the Immigration Experience

When & Where: December 10, 12:30 PM- 3:00 PM; ESCWR Student & Family Resource Center
56 Hale Road, Painesville Twp., OH, 44077

Lunch: 12:30-1:00 from J's Pizza Market

This ELL Network has been approved as a Lake Erie College Wraparound Course!! 

Lake Erie College (LEC Wrap-Around Courses are "customized" courses created around professional development (PD) activities conducted at the school district, school building, or individual level.  The foundations of many of the courses originate with professional work conducted during all-day PD experiences at the district level and/or the year-long work of professional learning communities.  Wrap-Around options include:

  1. Wrap-Arounds
  2. Independent Study


  1. $140 per graduate semester hour

Grading: Pass/Fail 

"Homework" required for credit

  1. a log documenting the number of hours put in completing the coursework
  2. a minimum of three pages of reflection on what was learned from the experience, and
  3. a "product" created for application in the classroom, building, and/or district.  

General Procedure for the Wrap-Around Program:

  1. ESC of the Western Reserve/LEC provides on-line registration information
  2. Interested professionals register and pay tuition.
  3. Course is completed when "homework" is turned in by pre-determined deadline.
  4.        Instructor of Record (Mary Balmford) grades the homework "pass/fail."
  5. Grade is posted on LEC portal. 
  6. LEC mails official transcript to home address within one business week of grade posting for those who completed the course requirements and earned a passing grade.  


Here is the information for registering for the wraparounds offered through Lake Erie College

ELL Inquiry Course # ED7202W

Below are directions to follow. Registration is open immediately.

Students are required to submit the form with a physical signature or digital signature. 

  1. Download the Form. Save to your computer.
  2. Download a free copy of Adobe Reader if needed HERE.
  3. Create a digital signature, review how to create it HERE.
  4. After signing, SAVE adding your Name to the file name.
  5. Return to [email protected]
56 Hale Road, Painesville Twp. OH, 44077
Online Registration Available:  
Click here to register online.
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