Dual Language Award Announced
Roosevelt’s Illinois Dual Language Teacher Leadership Project received good news recently from the U.S. Department of Education that it will receive continuation funding for 2020-2021. Official notification will be sent in September.
As part its 2020 Annual Performance Report, the project reported the following highlights:
- Student academic growth in dual language classrooms within the project increased at least 20% since Year 1.
- 37 grant recipients (licensed teachers) graduated in 2019.
- 314 participants (children and family) attended the summer practicum in 2019, far surpassing the goal of 60 participants.
- 155 participants attended the 2nd Annual Dual Language Symposium, surpassing the goal of 90 participants.
- One hundred percent of program completer respondents reported that they were at least somewhat satisfied with the program overall and 75% reported that they were mostly or very satisfied with the program overall.
- One hundred percent of program completer respondents reported that the program was at least somewhat effective in preparing them to teach English learners and 84% reported that the program was mostly or very effective in preparing them to teach English learners.
- One hundred percent of principals reported that the program was “mostly” or “very” effective in preparing their teachers to teach English learners.
- 90% of program completer respondents and 100% of principal respondents reported that the program was “mostly” or “very” effective in helping them engage with students’ parents/guardians to support their child’s development and learning and in facilitating home-school connections.
Looking to the future, the project currently has 36 incoming grant recipients and 34 outgoing grant recipients progressing through summer 2020 coursework.
For more information about the project, contact the principal investigator:
Erin Mackinney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Bilingual/ESL Education
College of Education