Central Regional Professional Development Center
- Core Academic Standards
- Special Ed
- Custom Designed Literacy
What is MELL?
Title 1-C and Title III programs of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has been reorganized in Missouri to form the Migrant English Language Learners Program.
GOAL of the Program:
- To help schools and school districts to correctly and in a timely manner identify and recruit migrant families who have recently moved into the area to see work in agriculture.
- To provdie assistance to school districts which have students who do not speak English.
- To provide ongoing professional development to teachers who are working with students who do not speak English.
MELL is designed to provide districts with assistance to identify migrant families and provide support to students who have enrolled in school who do not speak English.
- Develops screening procedures for incoming English Language Learners
- Develops standards-based curriculum, model lessons, teaching strategies and provide on-site visits
- Identifies local, state, and federal resources available to assist English Language Learners and migrant families.
For more information on MELL please visit the state MELL website or contact the MELL Specialists:
Becky Marrujo Smith
For in-service opportunities offered through the MELL Program please visit the "workshops" link on the RPDC site.
ESL Survival Kit