Educators for a Multilingual Multicultural America?
Transforming Educators to Pursue Linguistic Freedom
EMMA is a “consortium” of committed educators representing the classroom (practitioners) to the halls of academia (professors, researchers, etc). Committed to the strengthening and expansion of quality dual language educator preparation, EMMA serves as a Specialized Professional Association-SPA for the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation-CAEP, and is a special project for Dual Language Education of New Mexico-DLeNM.
EMMA Consortium Members
NAELPA's organizational mission is to serve its members and other stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels through professional learning, communications, and advocacy for multilingual learners (MLs)/English learners (ELs) and their families and communities. Through their vision they serve as an expert voice on behalf of state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) as they work for the success of MLs across the United States. NAELPA’s motto is “NAELPA is small enough to hear individual voices, yet powerful enough to be heard as a whole.”
A key aspect of NAELPA’s advocacy purposes is to collaborate at the national level with individuals and organizations in support of MLs on joint presentations and communications to disseminate and provide the NAELPA’s perspective, support, and position regarding federal and state policies related to the education of MLs partners. In this way EMMA’s partnership with NAELPA is vital to leverage our conjoined missions. Our collaboration and partnership work aims to assist professional organizations as we cultivate and guide dual language teachers via the NDLETPS, facilitate program support, and shape policy trends nation-wide.
A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers - The Multi-state Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast is a non-profit organization of educators promoting multilingualism and multiculturalism as assets that provide cognitive, social, emotional, educational, and employment advantages for all students.
We identify, promote, and disseminate research-based programs and practices that support multilingualism and multiculturalism for educational success.
Transformational Multilingual Education Cultivating Global Leaders
ATDLE’s mission is to:
REIMAGINE multilingual education through inspired and strategic leadership; CREATE AND SUPPORT powerful programs and services designed to promote multilingualism, multiculturalism, academic success, and global readiness as defining features of transformative education; and ADVOCATE for policies that move our vision to action and that engage our clients, partners, and communities as active participants and leaders.
The Wisconsin Center for Education Products & Services is working to impact education around the world. WCEPS was founded November 23rd, 2010 by friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The first full-time employee came on board June of 2011. We meet a growing demand for bringing education research and development to the general public through our partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a world-class research institution. UW-Madison has a long history in the field of education, from research to creating innovative educational tools. Whether it's testing instruments, curricular materials or educational software, WCEPS delivers these copyrightable products to educators and students around the world to help improve education.
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Continuously responding to educator needs and advancing the field of language development
WIDA provides language development resources to those who support the academic success of multilingual learners. We offer a comprehensive, research-based system of language standards, assessments, professional learning and educator assistance. WIDA’s trusted resources are used by 41 domestic states and territories and approximately 500 international schools throughout the world.
Please contact EMMAinfo@dlenm.org for info on 1) becoming an EMMA Consortium Member; 2) Learning more about NDLETPS, and/or; 3) becoming a standards reviewer for CAEP Institutions and Colleges of Education