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The Missouri Migrant Education and English Language Learning (MELL) program, funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is a statewide resource serving those who educate English language learners and migrant students in Missouri. This year, MELL is offering five informal networking and discussion sessions in a “café style” atmosphere. English Language Learning professionals can take this time to catch up with peers in other districts, and to learn from each other. Each of the five days will be focused on a particular topic, however, there will be time allotted to discuss current issues in the field. Participants will share ideas, lessons, and discussion points. This is an opportunity to network and exchange ideas with other ELL professionals in the area.

ELL professionals are invited to participate; there will be various speakers and the topics are to be determined. Each session meets 4-6 o’clock on the following Tuesdays:

Day 1- September 18, 2012
Day 2- November 27, 2012
Day 3- January 15, 2013
Day 4- March 5, 2013
Day 5- May 7, 2013

For information on cost, location, and registration, visit http://csd.org/pd and search for “Café MELL.”

The St. Louis Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) primarily serves the Missouri counties of St. Charles, St. Louis, and the City of St. Louis. Due to its affiliation with Cooperating School Districts, districts in Gasconade, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Jefferson, Pike, Washington, North St. Francois are also eligible to participate in workshops.