Project Ignite

Innovation to Grow, Nurture, and Inspire Teachers of English-learners

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. 

We greatly appreciate all our partners’ contributions for Project EnACTeD and we are looking forward to our continued partnership through Project IGNITE in the next 5 years!