REL Northeast & Islands Virgin Islands English Learner Project

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For the last two years, a team of educators from the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) has collaborated with REL Northeast & Islands researchers on a project designed to ensure equitable access to high-quality instruction for USVI English learners. The team—composed of two administrators from the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE), two district English as Second Language (ESL) coordinators, and two ESL teachers—has been working to transform how USVI educators view their role as teachers of English learners.

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Project Leader: Carrie Parker
Funder: Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education
Years: January 2019 – December 2021

Related Resource: Virgin Islands Project Supports All Educators in Instructing English Learners

Topics: Content accessibility Elementary English language development High school Middle school Project Systems change Teacher Quality Technical assistance