NNELI offers professional development in STEM and ESL for licensed, practicing K-12 classroom teachers. Teachers who hold a current ESL endorsement, have taught for three or more years, and teach in Title 1/STEM -designated schools or schools with at least 25% ELs are eligible to apply. (Bilingual teachers preferred.) 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 compressed schedule will provide completers with 6 graduate credits over a five-week period, beginning in June, 2013.
These graduate level courses, specially designed by NNELI, in collaboration with the Washoe County School District (WCSD), will focus on:
This program provides financial assistance toward courses and materials, 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.