K-12 Practicing Classroom Teachers
Congratulations to those who have been selected to participate in the NNELI Summer 2015 Classroom Teacher Cohort! All applicants have been notified via email of the status of their applications. Please contact the NNELI office for more information.
NNELI offers professional development in STEM and ESL for licensed, practicing K-12 classroom teachers. Teachers who hold an ESL endorsement or who have completed ESL endorsement courses are already eligible. Alternately, teachers may still apply and gain eligibility by successfully completing three short online modules before July 1, 2015. (Modules will be made available upon acceptance to the NNELI Cohort in early April.) Successful applicants will receive advanced training, including strategies for working with ELs within STEM content-based disciplines and the development of Academic Language with ELs. The NNELI program pays for registration, course fees, and books, and is open to a limited number of WCSD teachers. Teachers from other districts or private schools in Northern Nevada who meet eligibility criteria will be considered if there is space.
These graduate level courses, specially designed by NNELI, in collaboration with the Washoe County School District (WCSD), will focus on:
- Inquiry Instruction
- Core Curriculum Standards at both the National and State levels
- Sheltered Instruction Methods
- Academic Language in STEM with ELs, informed by Systemic Functional Linguistics
The compressed, three-week schedule provides completers with 6 graduate credits, books, and future use of NNELI Resources/ Equipment such as FOSS and EIE kits, iPads, and video equipment.