English Language Development (ELD)
The ELD Collaborative is a network of educators around the state who work together to solve the state’s formidable ELD challenges. Topics are wide-ranging and although policies are frequently discussed, the sole focus of the group is to improve how ELs are supported and prepared for success after high school. Each meeting will be held in Jefferson City on the dates below. The ELD Collaborative meetings for 2018-19 are still in development. We hope to have them published soon.
We have scheduled the ELD Induction workshops to welcome new ELD teachers to the field this July. Details and registration are:
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.