The University of Miami (UM) along with partner Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) worked 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 addressed:
This project builds on a similar effort during 2002-2007 in which UM and M-DCPS collaborated to implement an Applied Graduate Education (AGE) model of professional development, including job-embedded support to practicing teachers enrolled in a Reading/ESOL M.S. Ed. program. The SEALED Project included a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the AGE model, and incorporated focal areas for course curriculum and classroom implementation: Engagement, Culturally Relevant Teaching Practices, Academic Literacies (including Discourse), Problem-based Learning, and Data-driven Instruction. Learn more about the SEALED Project here.
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, email@example.com