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The Professional Development for Teachers of English to Secondary School Diverse Learners: Strategies for Integrating Art and Technology for Effective Communication was sponsor by a grant from the Puerto Rico Council on Education, No Child Left Behind, Title II Funds (NCLB –13-01). The purpose of this Project is to offer a professional training program to teachers English to Secondary School of diverse learners, leading to the development of innovative strategies that will foster a better linguistic achievement and stimulate learning through an integrated curriculum. It responds to the urgent need of both public and private schools. It targeted teachers from the Humacao Public School Region and private schools located in Yabucoa, Rio Grandes, Caguas, Maunabo, and Juncos.

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Achieve a high degree competent educator who can implement problem based learning, concept development, cooperative learning, and other teaching strategies pertinent to the educational growth of diverse learners. Facilitate the professional development of 20 teachers in the integration of music, performance and visual arts, curriculum alignment, technology, and assessment to the teaching of English to diverse learners for a better academic achievement. Promote and disseminate participants’ strategic planning through the design of curricular matrix(es) and lessons based on standards of excellence.

In order to achieve these goals, the Project recruited 20 teachers, from the private and public school system in the Humacao Region. The project was envisioned as a collaboration among different stakeholders: (a) Department of Education English Program, (b) University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, Education Faculty (c) University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus, English Department Faculty, and (d) Puerto Rico Teachers Of English To Speakers Of Other Languages (PRTESOL.). All training sessions were offered at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.

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Professional Development for Teachers of English to Secondary School Diverse Learners  
Professional Development for Teachers of English to Secondary School Diverse Learners  

Professional Development for Teachers of English to Secondary School Diverse Learners: Strategies for Integrating Art and Technology for Eff...

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