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Northern Nevada English Learning
Initiative - NNELI
Informational Webinar for WCSD Staff
NNELI
Three Main Components
1. Supports Pre-service teachers with an ESL
endorsement & specialized courses for Sheltered
Instruction (SI) and STEM, and Academic Language
and STEM
2. Provides two three-credit graduate courses in
Sheltered Instruction (SI) and STEM, and Academic
Language and STEM for licensed practicing ESLendorsed teachers
3. Provides Paraprofessionals with specialized training
in maximizing effectiveness as support staff and in
working with English Language Learners
NNELI
Contact Information
University of Nevada, Reno
College of Education
Raggio Research Center for STEM Education
William J. Raggio Building
Room 4001
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0432
Phone: (775) 682-7877
Fax: (775) 327-2916
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.unr.edu/nneli
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nneli.unr
NNELI
 IHE- (Institution of Higher Education) UNR
 TESOL Associate Professor- Rod Case, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)
 Raggio Research Center for STEM Education Director- Jacque EwingTaylor, Ph.D. (Co-investigator)
 College of Education Science Professor- Dave Crowther, Ph.D. (Coinvestigator)
 LEA- (Local Educational Agency) Washoe County School District
(Department of ELL/WL)
NNELI Grant
 National Professional Development grant, funded by
the Office of English Language Acquisition of the
United States Department of Education.
 The grant was funded in May, 2012 and is expected to
continue for five years. The total grant award of $1,
935, 167.
Purpose: To improve instruction to English Learners
(EL) through professional development for pre-service
teachers, classroom teachers, and paraprofessionals.
NNELI
Classes for ESL endorsed teachers
 STEM through Sheltered Instruction
 Academic Language- STEM
Classes for Paraprofessionals
 Nine online modules offered as hybrid courses
Benefits
 Assistance for tuition
 Assistance for course materials
NNELI
Preference is given to bilingual
teachers, and teachers who work in
Title I Schools & STEM Academies
NNELI
Classes for Pre-service Teachers
 EDRL 471 Language Acquisition, Development and Learning
 EDRL 490 Teaching Spanish Speakers in ESL Settings
 EDRL 475 Language Assessment
 EDRL 472 Methods for Elementary English Language Learners/
 EDRL 473 Methods for Secondary English Language Learners
 STEM through Sheltered Instruction
 STEM-related Academic Language Development
Classes for Classroom Teachers
 STEM through Sheltered Instruction
 STEM-related Academic Language Development
Classes for Paraprofessionals
 Topics such as: Language Theory, Second Language Acquisition, Classroom
Management, Communication, Inquiry-based Science, WIDA, CCSS & GLAD/SIOP
strategies
NNELI
Goals: To improve instruction to
English Learners (EL) through
professional development for preservice teachers, classroom teachers,
and paraprofessionals.
NNELI
Classes for ESL endorsed teachers
 STEM through Sheltered Instruction
 Academic Language- STEM
Classes for Paraprofessionals
 Nine online modules offered as hybrid courses
Benefits
 Assistance for tuition
 Assistance for course materials
NNELI
Thank You for participating!!!
Questions???
NNELI
Contact Information
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University of Nevada, Reno
College of Education
Raggio Research Center for STEM Education
William J. Raggio Building
Room 4001
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0432
Phone: (775) 682-7877
Fax: (775) 327-2916
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.unr.edu/nneli
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nneli.unr

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