U.S. Department of Education grant supports collaborative community partnership

Congratulations to Drs. Rossana Boyd and Karthigeyan Subramaniam, who were recently awarded a U.S. Department of Education Title III National Professional Development grant of $985,000 for Project NEXUS, a collaborative partnership between the University of North Texas, Denton Independent School District, Lewisville Independent School District, and the Texas Education Agency's Region 10 Education Service Center. UNT is one of 101 universities across the United States to receive this highly competitive grant.

This partnership aims to provide high quality professional development for in-service teachers, teacher education faculty, teacher education candidates, and administrators to enhance their knowledge and skills on how to improve the mathematics and science academic and linguistic achievement of secondary English language learners (ELLs).

The basis of the professional development will be the research-based mathematics and science training materials from the Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol (SIOP) model.  These materials have been specifically designed for teaching ELLs. Also, the professional development will include how to incorporate the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) into the mathematics and science curricula.

Rossana Boyd

Dr. Rossana Boyd

Karthigeyan Subramaniam

Dr. Karthigeyan Subramaniam