December 5, 2013- The NNELI Management team is pleased to announce the opening of the Summer 2014 Classroom Teacher recruitment cycle. Licensed classroom teachers who have taken ESL endorsement courses are eligible to apply. Learn more about how to apply.
December 5, 2013- We are pleased to welcome the members of the Spring 2014 NNELI Pre-Service Teacher Cohort to orientation! We look forward to having you participate in the NNELI community.
November 13, 2013- The NNELI Management Team is pleased to welcome the members of the NNELI Spring 2014 Pre-Service Cohort! We look forward to meeting you at next month's orientation.
November 1, 2013- We are delighted to see that there were so many students interested in participating in the NNELI Spring 2014 Pre-Service Cohort! We will begin the application review process on Monday, and all applicants will be informed of their application status by the end of next week. Have a great weekend!
October 22, 2013-The NNELI faculty and staff understand that everyone is affected by the senseless act of violence which occurred within our community at Sparks Middle School. The application deadline for the Spring, 2014 NNELI Pre-Service Teacher Cohort has been extended to November 1, 2013. Please contact the NNELI offices if you have any questions.
October 4, 2013- NNELI is currently recruiting for the Spring, 2014 Pre-Service Teacher Cohort. You still have time to submit your application! Think about it! Through the NNELI Grant Program, qualified Pre-Service Teachers will receive paid tuition to six ESL courses and books. (Students are responsible for all other per-credit mandatory and out-of-state tuition charges.) You will gain valuable insight and information from local and state ESL professionals and make great career connections. The deadline is October 21, 2013. Apply online now.
September 27, 2013- The Fall 2013 Paraprofessional Cohort has almost completed its first module on technology. We're looking forward to seeing all the Paraprofessional Cohort members for our second face-to-faace meeting next week!
September 16, 2013- The NNELI Management Team is pleased to announce the opening of the Spring 2014 Pre-Service Cohort recruitment cycle. Undergraduates students who are applying this semester or have been accepted into either the Integrated Elementary Teaching Program or the Secondary Teacher Education Program (Science or Math majors preferred) at the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Education may apply. Acceptance into a licensure track is required for inclusion. Applications will be accepted until October 21, 2013.
September 11, 2013- It's been a busy month at the Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative (NNELI) grant program! We greeted the NNELI Fall 2013 Paraprofessional Cohort to the multi-modal courses at a face-to-face meeting last Thursday. The next day, Pre-Service Cohort members learned about State and Federal Initiatives Regarding ELLs from Jonathan Gibson, Education Programs Professional from the Title III/Migrant Office of Educational Opportunity of the Nevada Department of Education. This week, we are preparing for Janet Pulleyn, Staffing Coordinator and Coordinator of University Partnerships at Washoe County School District to facilitate a workshop with the Fall 2013 NNELI Pre-Service Cohort members. Special thanks to all the guest presenters! We appreciate your contributions to the NNELI Community of Practice!
August 26, 2013- Welcome back to the NNELI Pre-Service Cohort members! Have a great semester!
August 23, 2013- The NNELI Team and Cohorts would like to extend a warm welcome to the incoming students at the College of Education! Learn about the financial aid and other benefits available through NNELI to selected Pre-Service Teachers!
July 26, 2013- Congratulations to the completers of the NNELI courses in Academic Language and STEM! Thank you for your participation and valuable contributions to the program. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and keep in touch!
July 8, 2013- The NNELI Summer Courses intensify this week with the addition of the STEM through Sheltered Instruction class! Pre-Service and in-Service teachers are working and learning together in the NNELI Community of Practice. It's great to see their high level of enthusiasm for "improving instruction for ELs."
June 27, 2013- We would like to welcome NNELI participants who started the Academic Language course this week! Stop by to get acquainted with the NNELI staff
June 21, 2013- Notice- NNELI staff members are not available by phone today. If you need to contact us, please do so via email. We apologize for the inconvenience.
June 18, 2013- Congratulations to the applicants who were chosen to participate in the NNELI Fall 2013 Paraprofessional Cohort! We look forward to meeting you!
May 28, 2013- NNELI summer courses for Pre-Service and Classroom Teachers will begin soon! If you have been accepted into the Pre-Service Spring 2013 Cohort or the Classroom Teacher Summer 2013 Cohort, and if you have not yet enrolled, please contact the NNELI office.
May 1, 2013- The Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative (NNELI) program is pleased to announce the application cycle for the Fall 2013 Paraprofessional Cohort. Applications are available on the Paraprofessional "How to Apply" page. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2013.
April 29, 2013- Congratulations to the successful applicants for the Summer 2013 Classroom Teacher Cohort and the Fall 2013 Pre-Service Teacher Cohort! We look forward to Orientation! (Check your respective calendars for details.)
March 25, 2013- The Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative (NNELI) has extended the deadline for receiving applications from Classroom Teacher applicants for the Summer, 2013 Cohort and from Pre-Service Teacher applicants for the Fall, 2013 Cohort to Friday, March 29, 2013. Good luck to all the applicants!
February 7, 2013- The Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative (NNELI) has opened its application cycle for the Fall, 2013 Pre-Service Cohort and the Summer, 2013 Classroom Teacher Cohort.
January 25, 2013- We hope that everyone has had a restful winter break and that the first NNELI Pre-Service cohort members have had a great start to the semester. In the next few weeks, application cycles will be opening for all NNELI components, Pre-Service Teachers, Classroom Teachers and Paraprofessionals. Watch our website or check our Facebook page for more details.
January 2, 2013- Happy New Year!
December 10, 2012- Today, we are pleased to be presenting an informational session about NNELI to the Area Superintendents of our valued partner, the Washoe County School District (WCSD). Details about the Classroom Teacher and Paraprofessional Components of the grant will be posted on the NNELI website and in WCSD publications in January of 2013.
November 5, 2012- Congratulations to the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Education students who were selected to participate in the NNELI Spring 2013 Pre-Service Teacher Cohort! Get ready to learn how to "improve instruction" for English Learners!
October 31, 2012- The application review process for the NNELI Spring 2013 Pre-Service Teacher Cohort is under way. Applicants will be contacted via email. Good luck!
October 17, 2012- The Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative informational webinar MP3 and PowerPoint archives are now available for your use. Listen to the MP3. View the PowerPoint. Contact the NNELI office for further information.
October 9, 2012- The NNELIteam is looking forward to presenting an informational webinar on October 16, 2012 at 10:00 am and again on October 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm. This webinar will allow administrators, teachers and paraprofessionals to learn more about NNELI opportunities that will help improve instruction for English Learners (ELs) in Northern Nevada. Learn more about how to set up your computer to allow you to participate in the webinar, and find the webinar link.
September 24, 2012 - The Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative (NNELI) announces its Pre-Service Teacher Podcast! Learn about the opportunities that NNELI has for selected students at the University of Nevada, Reno who have been accepted to the Integrated Elementary Teaching Program or the Secondary Teacher Education Program at the undergraduate level.
September 20, 2012 - The Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative (NNELI) has opened its application process for the Spring 2013 Pre-Service Teacher Cohort. Read more about the Pre-Service Cohort requirements. Apply for the Spring 2013 Pre-Service Teacher NNELI cohort.
NNELI programs for licensed, practicing classroom teachers and paraprofessionals will begin in Summer and Fall, 2013, respectively. Eligibility requirements and application procedures for those programs will be announced later this year.
May 1, 2012 - The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno, in collaboration with the Washoe County School District, is pleased to announce the funding of the Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative (NNELI), a National Professional Development grant, fully funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition of the United States Department of Education. The program is expected to receive funding for five years, with a total grant award of $1,935,167.
The goal of NNELI is to improve instruction for English Learners (ELs) through targeted preparation of teachers in a program which leads to pre-service teacher ESL endorsement, along with graduate level courses in STEM and ESL for licensed, practicing classroom teachers who have already received ESL endorsement. Paraprofessionals, too, will receive specialized instruction designed especially for the Northern Nevada context.
NNELI offices are located in the Raggio Research for STEM Education, on the fourth floor of the William J. Raggio Building at the University of Nevada, Reno main campus.