Networking for Secondary Immersion
When: 4:00- 7:00 PM, April 30, 2014
Where: Minnesota Department of Education
What: A chance to hear from other secondary immersion educators and make connections to secondary immersion programs
Food and drink provided.
Registration for the after-school session is free. Space limited to 48 people. For more information and to sign up, go here.
Call to Action
Ask your state legislators to support the recommendations of the Teacher Licensure Advisory Task Force to repeal Minnesota's Basic Skills MTLE Exam
The legislature-appointed Teacher Licensure Advisory Task Force met from August 2013 to January 2014. Their job?
- To explore problems with the Basic Skills testing
- To consider alternative pathways to licensure for non-native speakers of English who want to teach in Minnesota immersion schools.
In February the bipartisan task force, composed of legislators and educators, recommended a repeal of the law which went into effect in 2012. MAIN supports the task force recommendations. The Basic Skills MTLE law has produced unintended negative consequences for many immersion programs.
We urge you to contact your legislators to ask them to vote on repeal. Our position paper outlines our reasons to support repeal of the law and has links to other organizations and the Task Force itself.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Licensure Task Force links
Job of the task force
History of licensing exams in Minnesota
Consequences of 2012 testing law
Task force page on MDE website
October 2014 Immersion Conference in Utah is announced
Submit a proposal by April 28, 2014.
Visit the conference website for more information