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Central Ohio English Learners' Education Collaborative


CENTRAL OHIO ENGLISH LEARNERS’ EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
COELEC

A National Professional Development Grant
Awarded to
Otterbein University
Funded by the
U.S. Department of Education 

Overview

COELEC integrates three major initiatives — The COELEC Higher Education Initiative, COELEC Summer-Plus Academy, and COELEC English Learner Career Ladders — in an effort to increase capacity across educational contexts to support the academic needs of English Learners in central Ohio. These initiatives have the potential to directly increase the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)  pedagogical knowledge and skills of 200 educators who teach English Learners (ELs) in preschool through college (PK-16). In addition, the outcomes these initiatives provide are sustainable. The Teacher Education program at Otterbein will be forever transformed by:

  • A redesigned TESOL-focused curriculum that will impact more than 300 future teachers each year,
  • Newly developed skills and strategies for practicing teachers will impact generations of ELs, and
  • Career ladder teaching credential earners will increase the linguistic and cultural diversity of central Ohio’s teaching force.

Central Ohio English Learners' Education Collaborative

Sue Constable Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
sconstable@otterbein.edu
614-823-1419

Bev Good Ph.D.
Director
bgood@otterbein.edu
614-823-1460

Lavonne van der Zwaag
Administrative Assistant
lvanderzwaag@otterbein.edu
614-823-1320

Kristin Reninger, Ph.D.
Faculty Curriculum Coordinator
kreninger@otterbein.edu
614-823-1114

COELEC Offices

457 and 458 Roush Hall
27 South Grove Street
Otterbein University
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Fax: 614-823-3036 

Mailing Address

COELEC
Otterbein University
Department of Education Roush 430
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081