« Advocacy Groups Push for Better Translation Services | Main | Is Utah's English Fluency Bar for ELLs Too High? »

Free Webinars on Educating ELLs in Rural Areas

The Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest is hosting a series of webinars on best practices for educating English-language learners in a rural setting. One has already taken place, but another one is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, March 9, and third is slated for the following Wednesday. The March 9 Webinar starts at 3 p.m. Eastern time. Space is limited.

The events feature both researchers who specialize in the education of ELLs and educators who work with them in schools. Though I see reports from time to time about the rapidly growing numbers of ELLs in rural schools, rarely do I see an event or publication that supports educators to design programs particularly suited for a rural setting. Typical challenges are that universities are miles away that could provide training for how to work with ELLs, and rural communities may not have bilingual people who can aid with interpretation for parents.

This series of webinars is meant to fill that information gap.

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Follow This Blog


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments

  • Charles: ELLs in our state ARE required to take State standardized read more
  • Melissa: Maybe I'm just becoming jaded, but this feels to me read more
  • Anonymous: Are you kidding me....UNO is an organizaion that literally destroys read more
  • Meg Baker: Are any schools using ACCESS scores for purposes other than read more
  • Dr. Mendoza: This is great news i must say. Hopefully this DREAM read more