English Language Development (ELD)
English Language Development
ELD instruction is designed specifically to advance English learners' knowledge and use of English in increasingly sophisticated ways. In the context of the larger effort to help English learners succeed in school, ELD instruction is designed to help them learn and acquire English to a level of proficiency that maximizes their capacity to engage successfully in academic studies taught in English. Although there might be multiple goals for ELD instruction—engaging in social interactions inside and outside of school and in other pursuits requiring English proficiency (e.g., obtaining news, serving as a juror, voting, shopping, banking, and locating and using information)—we would argue that preparation for academic studies taught in English remains the top priority because of its relevance to school and career success. Helping ELs succeed in academic contexts is no doubt the most challenging goal and most likely the greatest need to emerge in recent English learner research.
ELD Collaborative meetings are currently on hold. More information to come.
The MELL program is designed to use existing resources to better serve English Learners (EL) and migrant students in Missouri public schools. The regional Migrant and English Language Learner (MELL) instructional specialists help districts with the following topics
- Title I-C and Title III funds
- Professional development opportunities
- EL/Migrant identification
- Building capacity in educational programs and strategies
- Assistance to LEAs in enhancing English language proficiency and academic achievement of ELs
- Additional EL topics
|Region 1 - Guadalupe Magana
Andrew,Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Holt, Lafayette, Jackson, Johnson, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Ray, Worth
|Region 2 - Dr. Cynthia Chasteen
Adair, Audrain, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Chariton, Clark, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Maries, Marion, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Saline, Scotland, Schuyler, Shelby, Sullivan
|Region 3 - Robert Greenhaw
Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, Montgomery, Pike, St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren
|Region 4 - Merica Clinkenbeard
Barry, Barton, Bates, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, Wright
|Region 5 - Julie Antill
Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Phelps, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Washington, Wayne
|Shawn Cockrum - Director of MELL, Title III, Migrantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cammy Goucher - ELD Curriculum Director
EL Instruction, building capacity in educational programs and strategies, assistance to LEAs in enhancing English language proficiency and academic achievement of ELs
|Drew Linkon - Assistant Director of Assessment
|Yaya Badji - Supervisor - EL, Immigrant & Refugeeemail@example.com|
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:
|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
- Provisional ID and Placement for ELs
- 2018 MAP/ACCESS Boxplots
- Identifying and Reclassifying English Learners: Guidance on Missouri’s Entry and Exit Criteria
- Identifying, Supporting and Reclassifying English Learners with Disabilities
- Enrolling and Graduating English Learners
- Educating Linguistically Diverse Students
- EL Lesson Planning Tool
- Analyzing ACCESS Growth
- Supporting Undocumented Youth - A Guide for Success in Secondary and Postsecondary Settings (October 20, 2015)
- January 7, 2015 Letter from US Depart. of Education and US Dept. of Justice regarding English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents
- Schools' Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents
- Fact Sheet: Educational Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived to the United States
- Universities that have a state-approved ESOL program and offer approved coursework
In the subject area box, scroll toward the bottom of the list to select "English for Speakers of Other Languages"
- ELL & Special Education
- MOSIS LEP Codes
- MOSIS ELL Language Codes
- Migrant MOSIS Codes
- Missouri Migrant Education and English Language Learning
- Title III - Every Student Succeeds Act - Language Instruction
- Working with Private Schools
- Developing an English Language Learning Program
- Serving Undocumented English Learners
- A Guide for Low-Incidence Districts
- ESOL Certificates Issued in Missouri
- Foreign Exchange Student Information
Effective programs for LEP students will take into account the influence and development of the native language.
Definitions of Instructional Program Models (January 2015)
English Learner Definition
English Learner (EL) is an individual:
(1) who is age 3 through 21;
(2) who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary school or secondary school;
(3)(A) who was not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English;
(B) who is Native American or Alaska Native or a native resident of the outlying areas; who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual’s level of English language proficiency;
(C) who is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English and who comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant;
(4) whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the individual;
(A) the ability the to meet the challenging State academic standards;
(B) the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English; or
(C) the opportunity to participate fully in society.
MIGRATORY AGRICULTURAL WORKER — means an individual who made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months and, after doing so, engaged in new temporary or seasonal employment or personal subsistence in agriculture, which may be dairy work or the initial processing of raw agricultural products.
If an individual did not engage in such new employment soon after a qualifying move, such individual may be considered a migratory agricultural worker if the individual actively sought such new employment and has a recent history of moves for temporary or seasonal agricultural employment.
MIGRATORY CHILD — The term ‘migratory child’ means a child or youth who made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months —
(A) as a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher; or
(B) with, or to join, a parent or spouse who is a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher.
MIGRATORY FISHER — The term ‘migratory fisher’ means an individual who made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months and, after doing so, engaged in new temporary or seasonal employment or personal subsistence in fishing. If the individual did not engage in such new employment soon after the move, the individual may be considered a migratory fisher if the individual actively sought such new employment and has a recent history of moves for temporary or seasonal fishing employment.