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ELD Collaborative Meetings for 2019-2020

For information on the ELD Collaborative contact Cammy Goucher at cammy.goucher@dese.mo.gov

Meeting Information Registration About
January 8, 2020
Hawthorn Bank
3701 W. Truman Blvd.
Jefferson City
9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eld-collaborative-2-tickets-69742378331 As we work to integrate ELD into content areas, we want to emphasize that language learning is more than echoing vocabulary and language patterns from subject-matter classes. This session will focus on project-based learning (PBL) as a means to facilitate collaborative learning. PBL gives students an opportunity to dive deep into a topic and really spend time with it. Students also get to practice their language skills in a variety of ways such as listening to and watching videos, reading articles, and talking about and writing their own content.  Our focus is to build proficiency along a continuum from emerging to expanding to bridging.
March 4, 2020
Hawthorn Bank
3701 W. Truman Blvd.
Jefferson City
9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eld-collaborative-3-tickets-69755995059 We will continue our focus on integrating ELD into content areas at this collaborative by highlighting some successful programs/activities from throughout the state. If your schools have successfully integrated ELD into the content areas this year, we would love for you to bring examples to share. We hope to end this session with several ideas for you to add to your toolbox.
May 2020
Dates, times and registration to be announced.
  Telling Your EL Data Story - This workshop will guide participants in using ACCESS data to fully understand how ELs are doing in individual buildings and across the district. Participants will understand how to evaluate growth. We will also discuss the EL Indicator; the portion of the Missouri’s ESSA plan that includes ELs. Importantly, participants will see data that clearly shows the powerful effect language has on academic achievement for all students. The workshop is intended for EL Coordinators, EL teachers, and any administrator concerned with and wants to improve the academic performance of ELs.

WIDA eWorkshops

Missouri Educators are still able to sign-up and participate in the six on-demand WIDA eWorkshops which are available from Sept. 1, 2019 – Aug. 31, 2020. The eWorkshops are NOT just for ELD teachers; workshops include relevant content for school leaders, coaches and facilitators, K-12 classroom teachers, ESL teachers and specialists, and professional learning communities.

A description of the six workshops may be found at this link: https://wida.wisc.edu/grow/us-based-pl/elearning/self-paced

To facilitate and direct participation in the eWorkshops; educators are invited to join a discussion group hosted on Twitter by #MellMissouri. To participate you will need to complete/be near completing the workshop prior to the discussion date.

Dates for discussion are as follows:

Date/Time Title Audience
January 9th at 7:00pm Classroom Educators: Engaging Newcomer Multilingual Learners K-12 classroom teachers working with multilingual learners who have recently arrived in the United States, or are new to U.S. schools
January 23rd at 7:00pm Leading for Equity: Classroom Walkthrough K-12 school leaders who engage in classroom walkthroughs
January 30th at 7:00pm Foundational Concepts K-12 classroom teachers, ESL teachers, school leaders
February 27th at 7:00pm Doing and Talking STEM K–12 science, math and ESL teachers
March 26th at 7:00pm Developing Language for Learning in Mathematics Educators who teach mathematics or support English language development in mathematics
April 9th at 7:00pm Using the WIDA Writing Rubric

Classroom and ESL teachers for Grades 1-12