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.

The next stage : 2021-2026

We are excited to share that UNCG was awarded funding from the National Professional Development grant for Project IGNITE (Innovation to Grow, Nurture, and Inspire Teachers of English-learners) during 2021-2026 to continue the teacher preparation efforts we started with Project EnACTeD!
Project IGNITE will allow us to continue to support preservice ESL teacher preparation, ESL add-on licensure, and professional development for inservice teacher through UNCG’s TESOL program. This project will allow us to continue and expand the collaborations among UNCG, Guilford County Schools, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, and NC DPI to advance ESL and DL/I teacher preparation in North Carolina. Drs. Tiffany Smith and Bryan Hutchins will continue to serve as evaluators for the project.

We greatly appreciate all our partners’ contributions for Project EnACTeD and we are looking forward to our continued partnership through Project IGNITE in the next 5 years!