Show Me Multiliteracy

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Show Me Multiliteracy Project

The Show Me Multiliteracy project disseminates best practices to school teams and develops educators’ capacity to support emerging multilingual students’ literacy development in both English and in their home languages. 

Project priorities

The priorities of the Show Me Multiliteracy project introduce an excellent opportunity:

  1. To promote the development of new program curricula,
  2. To increase family and community engagement with multilingual families,
  3. And to develop effective practices that build on students’ background knowledge, enrich their home literacies, and affirm their identity as capable, developing multilinguals.

Project methods

The Show Me Multiliteracy project has a three-prong approach to accomplish its goals:

Goal 1. Demonstration Projects by 100 Educators

One hundred in-service teachers carry out demonstration projects and disseminate the blueprint of sustainable activities with multilingual students and their families.

Goal 2. Collaboration in 22 Schools

Twenty-two school-based teams engage in a year-long professional development to conduct self-study and improve their services to multilingual students and families.

Goal 3. Scholarships for 50 Teachers

Fifty in-service teachers become highly qualified leaders for multilingual students by earning the Missouri K-12 ELL endorsement in a customized standards-based TESOL program at Missouri State University. (Click here to find out more about the scholarship program.)

The Show Me Multiliteracy grant project is 100% supported by federal funds through the National Professional Development Grant program of the U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition ($2,999,665 for FY 2021-26).