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.