Engaging and Advancing Community-Centered Teacher Development

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Engaging and Advancing Community-Centered Teacher Development (EnACTeD)

is a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and Guilford County Schools (GCS) and Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS).

EnACTeD offers professional development to teachers, prepares preservice and inservice teachers to obtain ESL/DL licensure, and prepares all participants in our programs to work with ESL and their families through community-engaged activities.

We design Professional Development (PD) and ESL/DL teacher development centered on

1) research-based instructional practices that support academic language development in content areas; and

2) strengths-based family and community engagement efforts.

EnACTeD Goals

Goal 1 – Develop and provide online professional development (PD) to engage up to 120 educational professionals working with English Learners (ELs). 

Goal 2 – Develop an English as a Second Language (ESL)/Dual Language (DL) Second Academic Concentration (SAC) to prepare up to 36 undergraduate Elementary Education preservice teachers.

Goal 3 – Develop an ESL/DL add-on program to prepare up to 60 inservice teachers.

Goal 4 – Implement family ESL classes, family technology workshops, and parents-and-children-together (PACT) activities led by participants in PD (Goal 1), elementary SAC (Goal 2), and add-on ESL/DL programs (Goal 3) for up to 1,200 families.