In 2011, a $1.9 million grant was awarded to the University of Colorado Denver from the federal Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition to design high quality professional learning for educators of multilingual students, particularly in content classrooms such as mathematics and science. This project, eCALLMS (PR Award # T365Z110177), created 33 eWorkshops and ended in August 2016.
In September 2016, a $2.7 million grant was awarded to the University of Nebraska Lincoln to continue working with the eWorkshops. The new project, ICMEE (PR Award # T365Z160351), expands access to the existing eWorkshops to at least 10 new states, designs more eWorkshops for varying groups of educators (administrators, school psychologists, etc.) and researches the impact and outcomes of eWorkshop participation. ICMEE will end in August 2021, but a goal of the project is to maintain access to our work for low cost/free beyond the scope of our grant funding.
During 2020, ICMEE began to expand its offerings to include mini eWorkshops and Book Clubs to create spaces for educators to collaborate in a rapidly changing world.
To learn more details about the ICMEE project, please click here.