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 Title I, Part C Education of Migratory Children


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​About Migrant Education

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally-funded program designed to support comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves.

For more information about the Georgia MEP, please click on the links below:

​​​For additional information such as program, please visit the Georgia MEP "Areas of Interest" section to the right.

Follow us on Twitter @GeorgiaMEP​ for access to current news and updates in Georgia.

RECENT UPDATES

FY22 Georgia MEP Online Learning Series

​The Georgia Migrant Education Program is committed to providing online resources for migrant youth, migrant parents, migrant staff and local educational agencies (LEAs).
Click HEREto access online learning series schedule.

Upcoming Georgia MEP Online Learning Series Events:

Thursday, October 21st - iSOSY Academic Resources (offered at 8:30AM & 3:00PM)

Thursday, November 18th - EL Math Resources & Strategies (offered at 8:30AM & 3:00PM)

Thursday, January 20th - MEP Working with Worksheets (offered at 8:30AM & 3:00PM)

Thursday, February 17th - MEP Family Engagement (offered at 8:30AM & 3:00PM)

Thursday, April 21st - MEP Summer Service Delivery (offered at 8:30AM & 3:00PM)​​​

Georgia MEP OSY Connect Event​

The Georgia MEP OSY Connect Event is geared toward out-of-school youth who are interested in re-enrolling in high school, pursuing a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED), or learning of other educational programs. Hear from several panelists, including a HEP/CAMP student, Telamon work force specialist, a HEP director, and a Parent Advisory Council leader. Click the link below to watch the video event:

Georgia MEP OSY Connect Event

FY22 Identification & Recruitment/Professional Development Training 1 - Resources and Materials

Below are the materials and resources for the first FY22 Identification & Recruitment (ID&R) and Professional Development (PD) Training conducted on August 11, 2021. 

CLICK HERE to watch the complete webinar recording. 

​​CLICK HERE to download the presentations and materials for each session as well as the supplemental materials connected to the professional development session.

Georgia MEP FY22 Project Planning - NEW UPDATE

As part of our commitment to supporting the efforts of the GaDOE Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement, the Georgia Migrant Education Program provides LEAs with an online platform for designing, implementing, observing and evaluating their migrant project plans.​ The links listed below will help districts get started with planning for the 2021-2022 school year:

​​FY22 Implementation Plan (IP) Form

FY22 Implementation Plan (IP) Observation Form

FY22 Implementation Plan (IP) Evaluation Form​

NOTE: The deadline for Implementation Plan (IP) submissions for the 2021-2022 regular school year has been extended to August 15, 2021. ​

Welcome to Georgia!

WELCOME TO GEORGIA! If you know of any migrant families or youth moving to our state, connect with our Georgia MEP Identification & Recruitment (ID&R) team.  

Click here to learn more about ​our ID&R team and the different areas they cover​. ​

2021 Georgia MEP K-12 Summer Programs


Summer programs are a pivotal element of Migrant Education Program (MEP)supplemental services. The summer time provides immense opportunities to extend learning and bridge any gaps caused by high mobility patterns and academic disruption during the regular school year. Additionally, services dedicated to out-of-school youth and dropouts increase during this time, providing a pathway for project plans from local educational agencies, community organizations, post-secondary educational institutions, etc. Click the links below for more information:

2021 Georgia MEP K-12 Summer Programs Flyer
2021 Georgia MEP k-12 Summer Programs List by School Districts​​

2021 Georgia MEP College Summer Programs

Applications for the following 2021 Georgia MEP Summer programs statewide are now available:

Middle School Program at Georgia Southern University, June 6-12, 2021

High School Program at Georgia Southern University, June 20-26, 2021

Middle School Program at Valdosta State University, June 6-11​, 2021

High School Program at Valdosta State University​, June 6-18, 2021

Click any of the links above to apply for the 2021 Summer programs.​​

2021 Migrant Student of the Year

Ms. Estefani Gomez-Cardenas is a distinguished senior at Colquitt County High School and part of the Migrant Education Program.  She is the proud daughter of Mr. Alfredo Gomez and Mrs. Carmen Cardenas. Through the rigors of school and challenges, she relied on her parents who gave continuous encouragement and pushed her to try hard every single day.  She does credit the Migrant Program with helping her throughout her academic career. Estefani plans to attend Valdosta State University and major in nursing. She is working towards accomplishing this goal while still attending high school by taking core college classes and working at Colquitt Regional Medical Center as a CNA.​


2021 Out-of-School Youth (OSY) Connect Event

Are you an out-of-school who is interested in re-enrolling in high school, pursuing a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED), or learning about other educational programs? During this event, you will have the opportunity to listen to several panelists, including a HEP/CAMP student, Telamon workforce specialist, a HEP director, and a Parent Advisory Council leader. Join us - what you learn could help you achieve your goals!


Join us online on Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT):​CLICK HERE​

2021 MSIX Parent Workshop

As part of the Inspire and Innovate: the Migratory Parent Action Coalition (I2MPACT) consortium grant, the Georgia Migrant Education Program hosted a statewide parent workshop to discuss how the MSIX portal can help connect parents with their child’s education and health information.

MSIX Parent Workshop Webinar Recording: CLICK HERE

MSIX Parent Workshop Materials/Resources: CLICK HERE​​

Georgia MEP FY21 Closing and Planning for FY22

The following links below will help your districts close out FY21 project plans and get started with planning for FY22 as part of the Georgia's System of Continuous Improvement: ​
FY21 Closing & Planning for FY22 Presentation: CLICK HERE​​

FY21 Closing & Planning for FY22 Webinar Recording: CLICK HERE
FY21 Implementation Plan (IP) Form: CLICK HERE
FY21 Implementation Plan (IP) Observation Form: CLICK HERE​
FY21 Implementation Plan (IP) Evaluation Form: CLICK HERE​​
​FY21 Implementation Plan (IP) Summer Form: CLICK HERE
FY21 Implementation Plan (IP) Summer Evaluation Form: CLICK HERE
Georgia MEP Monthly Webinars

​The Georgia Migrant Education Program is committed to providing online resources for migrant youth, migrant parents, migrant staff and local educational agencies (LEAs). Click the links below to access our collection of online webinars:

Supporting Growth From Seed to Blossom​ (Sep 17, 2020)
Supp​orting Growth Info​graphic Models​

Building Literacy: Reading and Writing Leads to Success (Oct 15, 2020)

Digital Learning: Engaging Student Virtually​ (Nov 19, 2020)

Screening OSY for Language Proficiency via ​Online Language Screener​ (Dec 17, 2020)

Engaging Learners (Jan 21, 2021)​

Preschool STEAM Learning Activities (Feb 18, 2021)
Preschool STEAM Learning Acti​vities Materials/Resources Download

SLIFE Video ​(Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, March 18, 2021)
SLIFE Presentation​

Minimizing Summer Slide: Strategies to Reduce Academic Loss​ (April 15, 2021)
Minimizing Summer Slide Materials

Ending the Year on a High Note (May 20, 2021)
Ending the Year on a High Note Presentation

Click here for upcoming webinar series schedule​​​

Online Materials and Webinar Resources

Below you will find online materials and webinar resources related to Title I Part C, Education of Migratory Children:​

Virtual College Day (December 7, 2020)
Georgia Southern University - Virtual College Day

​Virtual College Day​ (October 17, 2020)
Middle Georgia State University - Virtual College Day​

Family Literacy Video:
"Padres Como Maestros en Casa" (Spanish) - August 21, 2020

Identification and Recruitment (ID&R) Protocol During School Closure Training PowerPoint and webinar recording presented on May 7, 2020: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/873482130692181251?assets=true

The webinar recording presented May 5, 2020 by all four MEP consortia: GOSOSY, MiraCORE, Pre-School Initiative (PI), and the IRRC Consortium can be accessed here: 
https://www.osymigrant.org/Newsite/educat/What'sNew.html ​

For additional information please contact the State ID&R coordinator and or your respective Regional MEP Office.​

​2020 Georgia Migrant Student of the Year Award

Ms. Paola E. Lopez is a Migrant Education student of Jeff-Davis County Schools. She was born in Baxley, Georgia and is the proud daughter of Jose and Maria Lopez. Growing up Paola saw how hard her parents worked in the fields. They spent countless hours in the cold and in the heat working in agriculture hard laboring jobs. It was difficult for her to see her parents working so hard every day so that they could give her sister and Paola a better life. She decided to give her parents something in return for their hard work so she focused on her academics. Paola put all her efforts in her studies and acknowledges that she was able to improve her grades with the help of the Migrant Education Program. Paola is currently enlisted with the Army and will leave for basic training in the month of July. When she finishes with basic training, she plans to also enroll in college to study criminal justice. Her ultimate dream is one day have a place in the FBI and be successful in everything she sets her mind to do. It is an honor for the Georgia Migrant Education Program to present the Migrant Student of the Year award to Ms. Lopez.​

See our official Tweet announcement HERE​


Local Migrant Staff Presented with Award
Roberto Aguilar was presented with the “Pioneer in Education” award in recognition for his work as a Student Service Provider for the Migrant community of Rabun County. The congratulates him for his dedication to serving migrant children & youth in his district!

Georgia MEP Forms & Documents Page - New Updates!

In an effort to continue to keep our resources current for our districts, the Georgia MEP Forms & Documents page has been updated to incorporate the most up-to-date resources available to download.

CLICK HERE
to access the Georgia MEP Forms & Documents page.

Georgia MEP's Consortium Incentive Grants ​

The U.S. Department of Education awarded four continuation Consortium Incentive Grants (CIGs) to 33 participating States. The CIG program provides financial incentives to SEAs to improve the interstate or intrastate coordination of migrant education programs by addressing key academic needs of migratory children who have their education interrupted.  The Georgia Migrant Education Program (GaMEP​) has participated in three of the four funded CIG programs since 2015. 

  • ​The Preschool Initiative Consortium Incentive Grant (PI CIG) aims to increase parent engagement and improve migrant preschoolers’ academic performance. For more information visit:  http://www.preschoolinitiative.org/
  • Graduation and Outcomes for Success for Out-of-School Youth (GOSOSY) aims to identify and recruit, assess, and develop/deliver services to migrant out-of-school youth (OSY).  For more information visit: https://www.osymigrant.org/
  • The Identification & Recruitment Rapid Response Consortium (IRRC) aims to improve the proper and timely identification and recruitment (ID&R) of eligible migratory children. For more information visit: http://www.idr-consortium.net/​



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