We are looking for a Math and Science teacher from Albany, Guilderland, and Schenectady High Schools to be a part of mentoring teams that will play an active role in our professional development program entitled "Technology-Enhanced Multimodal Instruction in Science and Math for English Language Learners," (or MOP for short). This project is sponsored by the University at Albany?s School of Education, Department of Educational Theory and Practice. Carla Meskill and Alan Oliveira are the project PIs.** **
The proposed program goal is to provide direct training to teachers and school personnel throughout New York State's schools over a five-year period, training that will enable educators to thoughtfully and effectively orchestrate math and science instruction that enhances content mastery through multimodal instructional strategies for Academic English. Simultaneously we will collect data on classroom purposes and outcomes. These data will serve the project formatively for the (re)design of professional development activities and summatively to inform the larger teacher education community regarding best multimodal classroom practices for ELLS in math and science.
This time commitment amounts to approximately:
- one hour per month during the school year
- plus 30 hours during the summer for the summer 2013 institute
- Along with gaining capacity and knowledge, we will offer a cash stipend for the work on this project.
- In addition, this is an excellent opportunity to develop a leadership role in one?s building, and there is a possibility to receive professional development credits for participation in the summer institute.
Please contact Gretchen Oliver (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested or for more detailed information.
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