NCELA Quarterly Review: AccELLerate!
Fall 2011 - Volume 4: Issue 1
The National Professional Development and the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Programs
This issue highlights two Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) grant programs—the National Professional Development (NPD) program and the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School (NAM) program, looks at some of the past, ongoing, and new projects funded through these programs, and presents a variety of strategies that fall under two general topic areas—(1) professional development and (2) support for Native American and Alaska Native (NA/AN) students.
The articles are grouped by these topic areas, the first being professional development (PD). López describes the NPD program and application review process, followed by several articles that report successful implementation of NPD-funded PD projects (Huss-Lederman et al., Walker & Shafer, and He & Prater). In addition, Grassi & Castro share the effects of an innovative program for pre-service teachers.
The second group of articles addresses issues in NA/AN students’ education. Torres Carrion describes the NAM program and provides a list of newly funded projects. Wilde offers a summary of facts and figures regarding NAs/ANs, Rassmussen & Romanova discuss P–16 alignment, and Lara provides key strategies for addressing the needs of NA students.
Several shorter articles (by Cook; Swinney; Cadiente-Laiti; and Romero-Little) offer creative ideas and state-of-the-art tools to support the teaching and learning of all EL students, including NAs/ANs. Finally, Tillman provides useful tips for grant writers.
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