Mark Rangel and MENA Staff to Present at 2012 National Migrant Conference

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A 90 minute presentation on the development of a Newcomer program in a rural community will be presented by Mark Rangel and MENA Staff and include discussion about the successes of local, regional, and state partnerships that have been formed to assist the students in their language skill development, content skill development and social/cultural readiness.

Mark Rangel - Director of Migrant Education Newcomer Academy (MENA) and Coordinator of Federal Programs for the Morgan County School District RE-3 in Fort Morgan, Colorado and the MENA Staff have been selected to present at the 2012 National Migrant Education Conference, scheduled for April 29 – May 2, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. Workshops will be held on Monday, April 30; Tuesday, May 1; and the morning of Wednesday, May 2.

The presentation is titled "Migrant Education Newcomer Academy: A rural school district's response to the changing face of migrant education." This will be a 90 minute presentation on the development of a Newcomer program in a rural community. The presentation will focus on identification, placement, instructional delivery design and exit criteria of students who participate in the Newcomer Academy. Mark Rangel will also discuss the successes of local, regional, and state partnerships that have been formed to assist the students in their language skill development, content skill development and social/cultural readiness.

Mark Rangel is currently serving as the Director of Migrant Education Newcomer Academy and Coordinator of Federal Programs for Morgan County School District Re-3 in Fort Morgan, Colorado. He also works as a consultant for Educational Research and Training Corporation. He serves on the Board of Directors for the UNC Alumni Association, Colorado Department of Education Advisory Boards for: Concurrent Enrollment, Language, Culture and Equity, and The Committee of Practitioners.

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