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Project NEXUS is Operated from UNT
University of North Texas
Teacher Education and Administration
Bilingual/ESL Teacher Certification Programs
1155 Union Circle #310740
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Office Tel. 940-565-2933
http://www.coe.unt.edu/project-nexus
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Project Goals
GOAL 1- Enhance the ELL education knowledge base of middle and high
school mathematics and science in-service teachers
from the two surrounding local educational agencies (LEAs), Denton and Lewisville, through customized
professional development for teachers to acquire the instructional skills and strategies to teach academic
content and language development and acquisition to increase the academic achievement, graduation
rates and entry into postsecondary education institutions for middle and high school ELLs.
GOAL 2 - Enhance the ELL education knowledge base of the UNT
mathematics and science education faculty
from the 9-12 teacher certification programs through ongoing course content analysis and advanced
professional development to integrate current evidence-based research and standards-based instruction
into the certification degree-granting programs for effective instruction and assessment for ELLs.
GOAL 3 - Analyze and evaluate project data to make decisions
about project improvement
in order to impact the knowledge and skills of project participants to further ELL content mastery and
narrow the achievement gap.
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Therefore the Purpose of this SIOP
Professional Development is to:
Enhance the ELL education knowledge base of middle
and high school mathematics and science in-service
teachers.
With the Final Expectation to:
Increase the academic achievement of English
language learners in mathematics and science and to
help narrow the achievement gap as evidenced in
STAAR scores.
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Project NEXUS Funding
A Title III National Professional Development Program
Funded by
The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
U. S. Department of Education
Awarded $985,000 over five years for the
Bilingual/ESL Teacher Certification Programs of the
Teacher Education and Administration Department at
the University of North Texas
May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2017
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ISD’s Partnership Representatives
Teresa Luna-Taylor, Director, ESL and Bilingual Programs,
Denton ISD, [email protected]
Danielle Oakley, ESL Coordinator, Lewisville ISD,
[email protected]
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Partnership Representatives
Dawn Osborne, Consultant, Region 10 ESC
Kathleen Leos, External Evaluator, GILD,
[email protected]
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UNT Partnership Representatives
Dr. Rossana Boyd, Principal Investigator/Director, Project
NEXUS, [email protected]
Dr. Subramaniam Karthigeyan, Co-Principal Investigator.
Project NEXUS, [email protected]
Daniel Baxter, Coordinator, Project NEXUS
[email protected]
Reynaldo Quiroz, Graduate Assistant, Project NEXUS
[email protected]
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Participating Schools
Denton ISD
No. # ELL
Students
Lewisville ISD
No. # ELL
Students
Denton High School
123
Delay Middle School
492
Ryan High School
161
Huffines Middle School
101
Calhoun Middle School
Strickland Middle School
181
115
Hedrick Middle School
Killian Middle School
76
133
Myers Middle School
159
Durham Middle School
84
Guyer High School
120
Griffin Middle School
70
Approximate number of
ELL students 2013-2014
859
Approximate number of
ELL students 2013-2014
956
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Activities for In-Service Teachers
Fall 2012-2016
Each fall, four days of professional development on SIOP for
teaching mathematics and science to ELLs each fall for 40
teachers (20 from Denton and Lewisville ISD).
Spring 2012-2016
Each spring, two days of individual coaching for 10 teachers, 1 day
for 5 Denton ISD teachers and 5 Lewisville ISD teachers as
needed.
WEB PORTAL
Resources: For two years the project has been identifying resources, articles,
webpages related to education ELLs in mathematics and science. Please log on
to: http://www.coe.unt.edu/project-nexus
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Assistance with ESL Certification
WHAT: Review sessions at UNT of the ESL Supplemental exam delivered by
Region 10 ESC free of charge.
WHY: To help in-service teachers to become ESL certified.
HOW:
Step 1. Fill out a registration form to attend a TExES review session at UNT.
Step 2. Register for the ESL Supplemental exam (#154) at:
http://cms.texes-ets.org/texes/registrationinformation/#howto_register .
Step 3. Send test registration receipt to [email protected] for the
project to reimburse the cost.
Step 4. Apply to TEA to have ESL added to your initial certificate.
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Scholarships and Course Offerings
WHAT:
Graduate level online courses that qualify for a scholarship:
EDBE 5590 section 030 – Pedagogy for Teaching ESL in Grades EC-12.
EDDBE 5570 section 030 – Assessing Content and Language in ESL and in
Bilingual Education.
(Application Deadline for Spring is November 15th)
WHY: To increase your depth of knowledge about educating ELL students
effectively and help increase their academic achievement.
HOW:
Step 1. Apply to UNT: Follow UNT’s application and enrollment process
at http://tsgs.unt.edu/admissions/programs.
Step 2. Cost and payment: The project will pay $1160 per course. The
scholarship will be placed as pending aid in the student’s account
and funds will be disbursed after the 12th day of classes.
Other possibilities: Up to 12 hours of graduate level coursework can apply
towards a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction degree with a focus on ESL
Education.
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UNT Math and Science Pre-Service Teachers
Spring 2013 – 2017
10 pre-service teachers enroll in one of these two courses: EDBE 4470 Assessing Language and Content and EDBE 4490 - Pedagogy for Teaching ESL
EC-12 or 5 pre-service teachers enroll in both courses. Project pays their
tuition and fees ($1060 per 3 hour course.)
Summer 2013 - 2016
20 pre-service teachers participate in a two-day professional
development workshop on the project webpage.
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Continued UNT Pre-Service Teachers
Math and Science
Fall 2013 - 2016
Five pre-service teachers attend state or national conferences
with faculty and/or project staff.
Spring 2013 - 2017
Pre-service teachers have access to the Project NEXUS
math and science resources.
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GILD - External Evaluation Team
Below are some of the evaluation activities:
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT AND
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS AND EVALUATIONS
EVALUATION
FOR TRACKING OUTCOME-BASED RESULTS
Workshop evaluation and program
Number and percent of program completers passing
participant surveys.
the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES)
exam and obtaining Texas ESL certification.
Classroom observations using SIOP
STAAR results in mathematics and science for ELLs and
Observation Protocol.
non-ELLs, and Texas End-of-Course results in selected
mathematics and science courses for ELLs and non-
ELLs.
Checklists on ELPS and SIOP Model features
Data on enrollment and credits earned in Pedagogy for
for use in analyzing curricula adaptations and
Teaching ESL and Assessment of Content and Language
syllabi modifications.
for ESL and Bilingual Students.
Project Evaluation and Review Technique and
Number and percent of program completers placed in
Project Management feedback template for
LEAs, teaching ELLs after completion of the program
use in tracking and reporting on project
and one year after project ends.
activities.
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