Partner Intermediate Units
CTELL will work with Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit and Colonial Intermediate Unit More...
The Collaborative Teaching for English Language Learners (CTELL) Program is a professional development program seeking to prepare local K-12 math and science teachers to work with English language learners (ELLs). The program is funded by a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
CTELL is designed to address the critical need to prepare content-area teachers, particularly in the STEM fields of math and science, to work with ELLs and prepare them for academic learning and success. The program consists of a comprehensive year-long professional development curriculum that includes a collaborative teaching component in which content teachers partner with English as a second language (ESL) teachers to gain a better understanding of how to meet ELLs' instructional needs. After completing a five-course, 15 credit series offered in hybridized format, the teachers will obtain the Pennsylvania ESL endorsement and will have developed and implemented a variety of strategies for working with ESL teachers and ELLs in math and science.
The campus, along with the Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP), will work with Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit and Colonial Intermediate Unit to identify teachers to participate in CTELL.