Rural Collaborative for Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals Interest Form
Thank you for your interest in serving on one of our pilot rural collaborative teams initiated by the Eastern Oregon REN in partnership with our regional EL Specialist, Dottie Brown! Our aim is to provide collaborative development opportunities for regional educators, with special consideration given to our rural, small school teachers who traditionally lack opportunities to work together to serve EL Students. We are looking for 7-9 teachers to serve on our Teachers of Emergent Bilingual Team. We aim to use this collaborative to collectively build power targets and resources that get results for EL students.

Requirements of Teachers:
- Possess a growth mindset
- Have an interest in working with and learning from other EL and bilingual teachers
- Currently serve as a Teacher with EL's in Class, an ELD Teacher, or a Bilingual teacher
- Currently teach in one of the 5 eligible REN counties: Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, or Wallowa (or have made arrangements with Jennifer Martin ( or Dottie Brown (

Note on Logistics: Due to Covid-19 we are currently uncertain about the specific logistics of the rural collaborative. Participating teachers will help determine when, where, and how we meet. We may need to start meeting via Zoom and move to in-person when possible. We hope to begin work on this collaborative in mid-November. The pre-Corona plan was to hold 4 workshops per year with training offered by outside consultants and facilitators (11 days total, with efforts made to reduce out of classroom time). We currently have a Zoom workshop scheduled for December 11, with consultant Janel Keating. Participants should also plan on short 45 minute weekly Zoom check-in meetings with your team of teachers. The Eastern Oregon REN and Regional EL Specialist have grant funding available to pay for travel, per diem, and/or substitute expenses incurred in this first year by participating teachers.

Are you still interested? Please complete the form below, and we will be in touch!
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Why are you interested in participating? (1-3 sentences) *
What experience, if any, do you have with professional learning communities or teacher teams? (Not Required)
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