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Ensuring Learning for ELs by Valuing Family Engagement And Teacher Effectiveness: Project ELEVATE


Project ELEVATE is a capacity-building initiative funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education. The project aims to improve the effectiveness of educators who serve English learners (ELs) in prekindergarten through grade 3.

Timeline and Major Activities

Over 5 years, we will work to meet the language and learning needs of ELs served by our partnering district, Hays Consolidated Independent School District, by providing direct, job-embedded professional development for educators and leaders serving ELs, including support for practicing teachers in completing their BE/ESL certification exams. Additionally, Project ELEVATE aims to build leadership capacity for educator effectiveness through a training-of-trainers program for instructional coaches. As part of this initiative, we will collaboratively build a family-school partnership framework that values family and community engagement in the education process.