The New Jersey Cultural Competency and English Language Learners Summer Institute and Mentoring Program hosted its 10th Anniversary, Three-Day Learning Institute, Aug. 23-25, 2016, with the theme, World Changers: Inspiring Cultural and Linguistic Excellence for Children, Parents and Teachers. After the Three- Day Learning Institute, classroom teachers were assigned a mentor who provided monthly supports to the classroom teachers in the adoption English language learners and cultural competency strategies with the goal of creating culturally and linguistic responsive classrooms. Twenty-three teachers from Trenton Public Schools were recruited and received 21 hours of training in best practices for engaging diverse learners. This 10-year, evident-based, model program, established in 2007, has provided professional development and mentored 224 educators in 115 classrooms in 85 schools across the state of New Jersey.
The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy for Thomas Edison State College
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Berdecia, Ana I. MEd; Kosec, Caitlin MPP; and The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy for Thomas Edison State College, "World Changers: Inspiring Cultural and Linguistic Excellence in Children, Parents and Teachers" (2017). Center for the Positive Development of Urban Children. 2.
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