Attention ESL Teachers!  Scholarships Available for MELEd Conference!

Attention ESL Teachers! Scholarships Available for MELEd Conference!

The MELEd (Minnesota English Learner Education) conference is the state’s premiere professional gathering for anyone who works with English language learners, from Pre-K through university/adult settings.  This year, MELEd will be held at the St. Paul RiverCentre on November 22-23, 2019 (Friday and Saturday, with concurrent sessions on both days).

This event is put on each year through a partnership between MinneTESOL (Minnesota Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and the Minnesota Department of Education. MELEd is attended by over 1,200 English language educators annually. Keep reading to learn about an opportunity to receive funds to attend MELEd this year!

It is invigorating to learn innovative ideas from other ESL teachers across contexts (K-12, college and more!), ideas that can be adapted easily to adult learners. This opportunity for networking and teacher-brain expansion is not to be missed! Also, MELEd provides a chance to connect with other adult ESL educators and give input on professional development opportunities through its Adult Interest Section meeting, typically held on Saturday of the conference.

GOOD NEWS! ATLAS is providing funding for Minnesota ABE practitioners to attend this conference.  This assistance can be put toward registration costs and travel, as needed. Funding will be application-based, with priority going to those who are presenting, but with several scholarships available for those simply attending, too! Funding is set at $250 for those attending locally and up to $450 available to those traveling over 100 miles roundtrip to attend the conference.

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Applicants will be notified whether they received a scholarship by Friday, October 4, after which time additional scholarships will be awarded until the funds run out.

Learn more about the 6th annual MELEd conference (keynote speakers, previous years’ sessions, accommodations and much more):

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Please share this information with your ABE colleagues who might be interested in attending!

Patsy Egan, Director ATLAS