The Center for Applied Linguistics developed an online site, Education Connections, to train and support teachers in integrating English language proficiency standards with content standards to deliver lessons that are both content rich and accessible to English learners. SRI provided external evaluation of the intervention. Although the evaluation found that EdConx had no effect on teachers’ use of EL-relevant instructional practices or improvements to students’ English proficiency, the implementation findings suggest some key lessons for improving the design and implementation of future online professional development interventions, particularly with an eye to increasing levels of teacher participation.
Project Leaders: Deepa Patel,Kate Laguarda, X. Wei, S. Rutherford-Quach
Funder: Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program, U.S. Department of Education