We are excited to share that UNCG was awarded funding from the National Professional Development Grant for Project IGNITE (Innovation to Grow, Nurture, and Inspire Teachers of English-learners) during 2021-2026 to continue the teacher preparation efforts we started with Project EnACTeD!
Project IGNITE will allow us to continue to support preservice ESL teacher preparation, ESL add-on licensure, and professional development for in-service teacher through UNCG’s TESOL program. This project will allow us to continue and expand the collaborations among UNCG, Guilford County Schools, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, and NC DPI to advance ESL and DL/I teacher preparation in North Carolina. Drs. Tiffany Smith and Bryan Hutchins will continue to serve as evaluators for the project.