MELL Summer Institutes

MELL training partnerships are a key part of the MELL project.  MELL project staff work closely with campus educators to review factors impacting ELL student achievement—from class scheduling to instructional practice—and then develop an action-oriented application of MELL research and instructional techniques.  During the 2008-09 school year, MELL project staff worked with campuses in more than 25 school districts, impacting the instruction of over 10,000 students. 

Lamar University Campus Training Partnership
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Lamar University Campus Training Partnership

The Lamar University Campus Training Partnership serves schools in the Region 4 and Region 5 education service areas.  The partnership helps middle and high school campuses seeking to improve the effectiveness of their mathematics instruction to ELL students.  Participants from partnership campuses receive a rich offering of professional development, hands-on mentoring, and access to instructional concept and materials sharing opportunities.

Benefits

The Lamar University Campus Training Partnership is designed to enhance the mathematics learning of ELLs, especially on campuses with No Child Left Behind ([NCLB]) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) challenges.  Participation in the partnership provides a campus instructional team with:

  • Commitment from their district to enact change
  • Professional development across a broad spectrum of math ELL topics
  • Access to ELL math resources, classroom activities, materials, manipulatives, etc.
  • Improved understanding of mathematics content and effective instruction
  • Involvement in a statewide Math ELL educator network
  • Participation in a summer intensive on learning effective instructional methods
  • Attendance at the statewide Math for English Language Learners conference

Commitments

Campuses participating in the Lamar University Campus Training Partnership are expected to commit to a process of learning, application and change in practice.  This commitment starts with the mutual agreement between the campus, school district and Lamar team to participate in the partnership.

How to Apply

Participation in the Lamar University Campus Training Partnership is contingent on application by a willing campus and is awarded on a first come, first-served basis.  If you would like to apply or have questions, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Lamar University Campus Training Partnership Contacts

MaryE Wilkinson
Lamar University
(409) 880-8376

Sam Houston University Campus Training Partnership
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Sam Houston University Campus Training Partnership

The Sam Houston University Campus Training Partnership serves schools in the Region 1 education service area and is conducted in collaboration with Texas State University-San Marcos.  The partnership helps middle and high school campuses seeking to improve the effectiveness of their mathematics instruction to ELL students.  Participants from partnership campuses receive a rich offering of professional development, hands-on mentoring, and access to instructional concept and materials sharing opportunities.

Benefits

The Sam Houston State University Campus Training Partnership is designed to enhance the mathematics learning of ELLs, especially on campuses with No Child Left Behind ([NCLB]) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) challenges.  Participation in the partnership provides a campus instructional team with:

  • Commitment from their district to enact change
  • Professional development across a broad spectrum of math ELL topics
  • Access to ELL math resources, classroom activities, materials, manipulatives, etc.
  • Improved understanding of mathematics content and effective instruction
  • Involvement in a statewide Math ELL educator network
  • Participation in a summer intensive on learning effective instructional methods
  • Attendance at the statewide Math for English Language Learners conference

Commitments

Campuses participating in the Sam Houston State University Campus Training Partnership are expected to commit to a process of learning, application and change in practice.  This commitment starts with the mutual agreement between the campus, school district and Sam Houston State team to participate in the partnership.

How to Apply

Participation in the Sam Houston State University Campus Training Partnership is contingent on application by a willing campus and is awarded on a first come, first-served basis.  If you would like to apply or have questions, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Sam Houston State University Campus Training Partnership Contacts

Bill Jasper
Associate Professor, Mathematics Education
Sam Houston State University
(936) 294-1575

Sabrina Franco
SHSU CCP Program Specialist
Region 1 Education Service Center
(956) 984-6112

Sul Ross University Campus Training Partnership
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Sul Ross University Campus Training Partnership

The Sul Ross University Campus Training Partnership helps high need schools improve the effectiveness of mathematics instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs).  High need campuses in the Region 18 education service area that have been identified as being "academically unacceptable" by the state’s accountability system and/or those which did not make “adequate yearly progress" according to No Child Left Behind standards and have a percentage of ELL students that is at least 16% (or more) of their overall student population can participate in the partnership.

Benefits

The Sul Ross University Campus Training Partnership is designed to enhance the mathematics learning of ELLs, especially on campuses with No Child Left Behind ([NCLB]) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) challenges.  Participation in the partnership provides a campus instructional team with:

  • Commitment from their district to enact change
  • Professional development across a broad spectrum of math ELL topics
  • Access to ELL math resources, classroom activities, materials, manipulatives, etc.
  • Improved understanding of mathematics content and effective instruction
  • Involvement in a statewide Math ELL educator network
  • Participation in a summer intensive on learning effective instructional methods
  • Attendance at the statewide Math for English Language Learners conference

Commitments

Campuses participating in the Sul Ross University Campus Training Partnership are expected to commit to a process of learning, application and change in practice.  This commitment starts with the mutual agreement between the campus, school district and Sul Ross team to participate in the partnership.

How to Apply

Participation in the Sul Ross University Campus Training Partnership is contingent on application by a willing campus and is awarded on a first come, first-served basis.  If you would like to apply or have questions, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Texas State University-San Marcos Campus Training Partnership
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Texas State University-San Marcos Campus Training Partnership

The Texas State University-San Marcos Campus Training Partnership serves schools in the Region 1 and Region 2 education service center areas.  The partnership is conducted in collaboration with Sam Houston State University, and helps middle and high school campuses seeking to improve the effectiveness of mathematics instruction to ELL students.  Participants from partnership campuses receive a rich offering of professional development, hands-on mentoring, and access to instructional concept and materials sharing opportunities.

Benefits

The Texas State University-San Marcos Campus Training Partnership is designed to enhance the mathematics learning of ELLs, especially on campuses with No Child Left Behind ([NCLB]) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) challenges.  Participation in the partnership provides a campus instructional team with:

  • Commitment from their district to enact change
  • Professional development across a broad spectrum of math ELL topics
  • Access to ELL math resources, classroom activities, materials, manipulatives, etc.
  • Improved understanding of mathematics content and effective instruction
  • Involvement in a statewide Math ELL educator network
  • Participation in a summer intensive on learning effective instructional methods
  • Attendance at the statewide Math for English Language Learners conference

Commitments

Campuses participating in the Texas State University-San Marcos Campus Training Partnership are expected to commit to a process of learning, application and change in practice.  This commitment starts with the mutual agreement between the campus, school district and Texas State University-San Marcos team to participate in the partnership.

How to Apply

Participation in the Texas State University-San Marcos Campus Training Partnership is contingent on application by a willing campus and is awarded on a first come, first-served basis.  If you would like to apply or have questions, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Texas State University-San Marcos Campus Training Partnership Contacts

Joyce Fischer, Ph. D.
Texas State University-San Marcos
Department of Mathematics
(512) 245-8023