English Language Learner Professional Development Academy (ELL-PDA)

The Alabama State Department of Education (SDE), Federal Programs Section, in collaboration with the Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training (ESCORT), invites school-based instructional teams to participate in a three-year academy that provides training in Sheltered Instruction (SI).

This instructional approach enables teachers to use research-based strategies to teach content and literacy in ways comprehensible to English Language Learners (ELLs) while promoting their English language development.  This academy provides administrators who serve ELLs with the instructional knowledge they need to foster exemplary ESL programs. The goal of the ELL-PDA is to build capacity at the school level through sustained, turn-key training.

**APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2008-2009 SCHOOLYEAR IS 4/4/08**