Tag Archives: Iowa

Connecting Iowa K-12 ELL Classrooms with Iowa Senator Charles E. Grassley, Part 2

by Adrienne Johnson James Rice shares his reflections on his visit to Iowa K-12 ELL programs In preparing to write this follow-up to Mr. Rice’s visit in October of 2016, MIDTESOL reached out to Mr. Rice to ask him to share what he learned and experienced on his visits to West Des Moines Community Schools and Johnston Community School District. ... Read More »

Connecting Iowa K-12 ELL Classrooms with Iowa Senator Charles E. Grassley, Part 1

by Adrienne Johnson If you are an ELL teacher, a good portion of your job is spent trying to explain the diverse needs of your students to others as well as trying to dispel the many misconceptions that surround the education of language learners. This educational process takes place daily as ELL teachers work to ensure that ELLs’ needs are ... Read More »

UNI Announces Spring “Ed Perspectives” Events {IOWA}

The Center for Educational Transformation (uni.edu/cet), a new University of Northern Iowa-based Regents center charged with supporting and promoting research on PreK-12 education in Iowa, invites educators, organizations and networks to the spring “Ed Perspectives” series. These events bring notable figures in PreK-12 education to Iowa to spur discussion and collaboration among stakeholders in Iowa PreK-12 education. Our Spring 2016 ... Read More »

Call for Papers: Technology & Second Language Learning Conference in Iowa

The annual Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL) conference brings together researchers, developers and practitioners who are interested in improvements and innovations in the uses of technology in language learning. This year, the conference will focus on phraseology and formulaic language. Phraseology and the study of formulaic language encompass any research and teaching practices that explore multi-word units of language ... Read More »

Iowa Department of Education Issues ELL Report

Iowa’s Department of Education English Language Learner (ELL) Task Force recently issued their final report documenting current demographics of ELLs in Iowa and issues related to program types, teacher preparation, funding, and ELL performance on state assessments. The report also details three phases of recommendations for improving the quality of Iowa’s K-12 ELL education. Click here to read the report. Read More »