• Inservice Teachers: The ELM Institute

    Over the course of the grant cycle, the ELM Project will provide professional development for 2,225 in-service teachers in order to improve instruction for ELs. This train-the-trainer model of professional development will be led by Hamline-trained ESL teachers from their respective schools.

    Through the inservice strategy, teacher-coaches will lead, observe, support, and assess mainstream teacher in their schools. As a result of participation in The ELM Institute, mainstream teachers will meet the Minnesota LEAPS Act relicensure requirements. The ELM Institute will address the Institute of Education Sciences (2014) recommendations, as well as the best practices for professional development as outlined by Leaning Forward (formerly National Staff Development Council, n.d.).