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English Language Development (ELD)

2018-19 ELD Collaborative Meetings

January 10

The January ELD Collaborative will focus on Success Readiness and preparing English learners for college and career. Several speakers have been organized to share strategies that welcome students to the district, enrollment details and providing a meaningful and motivating pathway to graduation and beyond. Some highlights include A presentation by Tina Cheuk from Understanding Language at Stanford and an author of the new book Preparing English Learners for College and Career. Several presentations by DESE staff and a deep dive into the new guidance document Enrolling and Graduating English Learners

March 14

The March ELD Collaborative will focus on Dual Language Education and Translanguaging. What are options to foster native language development in schools that do not have existing structures and processes? To help us learn some options, Dr. Lisa Dorner from the University of Missouri will share her experiences and research behind dual language schools. Also, Dr. Ivana Espinet, an expert from the City University of New York (CUNY) will share her insights on the latest trends in translanguaging.

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:
May 9

The group communicates primarily through an Edmodo site. To join, please contact Ryan Rumpf at ryan.rumpf@dese.mo.gov

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 survey

2018-19 WIDA Workshops

Educator Collaboration

March 18-19
Branson Public Schools – 1756 Bee Creek Rd, Branson, MO

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.

Doing and Talking Mathematics (Webinar)

The purpose of this webinar is to stimulate professional conversations between language and content educators to create opportunities for all students to:

  • Build on rich experiences and ideas that ELs bring to the classroom
  • Strengthen critical-thinking, reasoning and collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Be active partners in learning
  • Become more effective users of language

This webinar is facilitated by Kira Cunningham, WIDA Professional Learning Specialist and is intended for any teacher with ELs, ELD teachers, instructional coaches and administrators. Connection instructions will be sent a week before the webinar.