Wednesday, January 27, 2010
State Grant to Train ESL Teachers in Northwest Indiana
A new Indiana University School of Education program that will develop more highly-trained teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) -- ESL Professional Communities for Expertise and Leadership Development -- has received $154,000 in funding from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, reports the I.U. News Bureau. The grant will focus on preparing minority ESL teachers in two high-need Indiana school corporations in East Chicago and South Bend through on-site workshops, graduate courses, summer institutes and a capstone project. Pictured are (left to right) Beth Samuelson, Faridah Pawan and Michelle Greene, who will help develop more highly-trained teachers of English as a Second Language.