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English Language Development (ELD)

ELD Collaborative

The ELD Collaborative is a network of educators around the state who work together to solve the state’s formidable ELD challenges. The kick-off events for 2017-18 will be held in Columbia on July 25 and 26. Registration information can be found here: http://tiny.cc/vcbsky . Registration closes July 1.

The curriculum section of DESE will offer various “re-groups” or free opportunities to return to our discussions and continue the learning throughout the year. Each meeting will be held in Jefferson City on the dates below:

  • September 7
  • November 9
  • January 11
  • March 8
  • May 10

The group communicates primarily through an Edmodo site. To join, please contact Ryan Rumpf at [email protected]

ELD Induction 2017

The inaugural ELD Induction workshops are intended to welcome and prepare first year ELD teachers for their new roles through introductions to Missouri ELD policy and the WIDA consortium. The days will feature a combined effort to welcome first-year ELD teachers and prepare them for the unexpected issues and scenarios they will likely face in their new roles. Topics will include an introduction to Missouri’s ELD policies and procedures, the WIDA framework, assessments, practical advice from the field and much more.

Registration is free of charge for first year ELD teachers, including veteran classroom teachers who are transitioning to English language development. Registration closes July 1.  Please use the links below to register for the appropriate Induction: