What is ICMEE ?
International Consortium for Multilingual Excellence in Education
ICMEE is a $2.7 million 5-year project (2016-2021) that was funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition's National Professional Development Award Program (Award Number #T365Z160351). The PI of the project is Dr. Kara Viesca.
Building off of the work of a previous grant, eCALLMS from the University of Colorado Denver, ICMEE has the overarching goal of improving the practice of K-12 educators working with bi/multilingual learners through the use, design and research of eWorkshops for professional learning communities of educators. Specifically, the project has the following three goals:
·Goal #1: Expand the use of eWorkshops with K-12 educators across the U.S. (11 states minimum)
·Goal #2: Design new eWorkshops for additional groups of educators (e.g., school psychologists, administrators, special education teachers, teachers of deaf students, English language arts and social studies teachers)
·Goal #3: Research the impacts of eWorkshop participation on teachers’ competencies regarding effective practice with bi/multilingual learners and on desired bi/multilingual student outcomes. Also offer valuable research to the field regarding measurement tools related to the effective teaching of bi/multilingual learners.
In order to accomplish these goals, an international consortium has been developed with 23 senior personnel on the project from 11 different states and Germany. A visual depicting the project and its goals is below.
To learn more about the project or to sign up for an eWorkshop, please contact us.