English Language Development (ELD)
2018-19 ELD Collaborative Meetings
The September ELD Collaborative meeting will focus on the WIDA ACCESS speaking expectations. A leading WIDA representative, researcher and psychometrician, Dr. Gary Cook, will share the expectations by proficiency level and grade level cluster. As a group, we will share ideas and strategies as we seek to improve. Relevant DESE updates will also be provided.
The November ELD Collaborative meeting will focus on Identifying, Supporting, and Reclassifying ELs with Disabilities along with DESE updates.
Save the Date:
We are still planning for the other ELD Collaborative meetings for the 2018-19 school year. All meetings are held in Jefferson City from 8:30-3:30. Please save the following dates:
The group communicates primarily through an Edmodo site. To join, please contact Ryan Rumpf at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a standing call for proposals to present at the ELD Collaborative Regroups. Presenters are able to be reimbursed for their expenses (conditions apply). If you are interested in presenting, please complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P3RQPZJ
2018-19 WIDA Workshops
Engaging ELs in Science
Kansas City RPDC @ Union Station
This interactive two-day workshop offers teachers of English Language Learners time to delve into combining English Language Development Standards and Science Practices. In collaborative groups of educators, we will develop a common understanding of academic language in a science and engineering environment. After developing a common understanding of language expectations, we will explore strategies and supports that foster a language rich environment. Through hands-on experimentation and analysis of language embedded within the content and practices, participants will have a deeper understanding of how to engage language learners of a variety of proficiency levels. The workshop will conclude with participants applying the process to one of their lessons.
Columbia RPDC @ University of Missouri – London Hall
This workshop provides an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction, and assessment of ELLs using the WIDA ELD Standards. It is designed for teams, teacher pairs, or instructional coaches. Teams will leave with a developing plan for collaboration at their site around the needs of their ELLs.
Equity for Multilingual Learners (MLs) requires teachers to create culturally and linguistically responsive learning environments and facilitate rigorous learning that is appropriately supported. The purpose of this workshop is for teachers to engage in an action research process in order to enhance equitable opportunities for MLs. Specific topics addressed will include action planning for equity as well as pedagogical practices aimed at equitable instruction. Participants will engage in the entire action research cycle over multiple sessions. To support engagement in that cycle, they will also consider classroom examples, interact with colleagues, collaboratively analyze classroom-based evidence of change in practice and have time for discussion and reflection.