The University of Miami (UM) along with partner Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) propose to work together to support teachers and improve K-12 student learning in schools serving high-needs populations (H-NPs; defined as culturally and linguistically diverse and/or Special Education students) in inclusive, regular, or special education secondary classrooms. The Supporting Educators’ Academic Literacies and Enhanced Discourse (SEALED) Project addresses:
From 2002-2007 UM and M-DCPS collaborated to implement an Applied Graduate Education (AGE) model of professional development which included job-embedded support to practicing teachers enrolled in a Reading/ESOL M.S. Ed. program. The SEALED Project builds on this established partnership to include a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the AGE model, and incorporates two interventions demonstrating Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness as defined by the What Works Clearinghouse for increased engagement (Allen, Pianta, Gregory, Mikami, & Lun, 2011) and for academic literacy instruction (Lesaux, Kieffer, Faller, & Kelly, 2010; Lesaux, Kieffer, Kelley, & Harris, 2014).
SEALED aims to increase:
Dr. Mary A. Avalos, Project Director/PI, University of Miami, Teaching and Learning Department, P. O. Box 248065, Coral Gables, FL 33124; 305-284-6467, firstname.lastname@example.org