ELL Collaborative

ELL Collaborative Summer Academy 2019
ELL Collaborative Summer Academy 2019
ELL Collaborative Summer Academy 2019



Please click here to register for our ELL Collaborative (12/18/2019).

If you would like to be added to the e-mail distribution list for all ELL Collaboratives, please contact Jenny Marsh at Jenny.Marsh@mtsu.edu

We’re starting our third year of the ELL Collaborative @ MTSU, offering professional development for educators who work with English Learners – ESL teachers, general education teachers, administrators, coordinators, directors in schools and districts in Tennessee. The ELL Collaborative is part of a broader professional development initiative known as the PK-12 Collaborative @ MTSU. It is sponsored by the Center for Educational Media and Professional Development in MTSU’s College of Education. We hold Collaborative meetings during the school year, as well as a summer conference, the ELL Collaborative Summer Academy. We schedule our school year sessions to consider school schedules, holidays and testing. To date, more than 300 educators from 40+ school districts in Tennessee have participated in the ELL Collaborative meetings and summer conferences.

The ELL Collaborative:

  • Is participant-driven, with educators identifying the topics of sessions based on their needs
  • Is collaborative with participants serving as presenters to share strategies, materials, programs, technology that have been successful for them
  • Is especially beneficial for districts with fewer resources and staff to support English Learners
  • Promotes professional support networks and individual contacts across districts which is beneficial for districts with a small staff of ELL educators
  • Offers multiple sessions throughout the school year to address topics and apply PD immediately in the classroom settings
  • Is available at no charge to the participants (other than providing your own lunch that day!)