ELL Collaborative

TNTESOL Mini-Conference

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

Registration for the October 4th Collaborative is currently closed.

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!)