What is the Kansas Migrant & ELL Academy?
The mission of the Kansas Migrant and English Language Learner Academy is to provide research-based professional development for educators who would benefit from additional training to ensure success for Kansas’s diverse K-12 migrant and English language learning population. The Academy is divided into three cohorts of educators: middle school, high school, and elementary school. It began with middle school educators and administrators who attended Pre- and Post-institutes in 2009, and high school educators and administrators who attended Pre-institutes in 2010 with follow-up sessions planned for the fall. In 2011, it continued with institutes for elementary educators and administrators in the summer of 2011 with follow-up sessions. More sessions are planned for Summer 2012.
Both the Pre- and Post-institutes are face to face. The Pre-institutes consist of a two-day training workshop. The Post-institute is a one-day workshop. Pre- and Post-institutes are presented in both the eastern and western regions of the state each year. An online Academy is available at this website.
Who Should Attend?
Administrators of migrant students and ELLs.
What are the Benefits of Attending the Migrant and ELL Academy?
1. Increased knowledge in research-based ELL instructional methods
2. Training stipend
3. Lodging for participants who live more than 30 miles from the nearest Academy site
4. Continental breakfast and lunch provided daily during the Academy
5. Certificate of completion