Christmas Comes Early To Jennings Elementary And New London High School
New London students will receive 40 iPads thanks to a professional development research grant awarded to the Bilingual Multicultural program at the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education.
Students in the Renzulli Dual Language Gifted and Talented pilot program at Jennings Elementary School and students in New London High School's English Language Learners program will receive 40 iPads today thanks to a professional development research grant.
The $2 million Math- LEAD (Literacy in English across Disciplines) grant was awarded to the Bilingual Multicultural program at the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education.
Dr. Eliana D. Rojas, associate professor of in the Curriculum Instruction Bilingual Multicultural program, will present the iPads and science curriculum and practice materials on the solar system and the structure and function of organisms, animals and humans to staff at Jennings Elementary School at 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Rojas has secured more than $5 million dollars to provide school districts with a large number English Language Learners and has allocated a portion of the Math-LEAD grant money to purchase the iPads and other materials. These materials will be used to enrich the science curriculum for the Renzulli Dual Language Program as New London has been working to implement a comprehensive 4-12 program for students with advanced learning needs.
The goal of the Math-LEAD project in New London is to improve the mathematics, science and technology instruction of English Language Learners by relating the use of math language and its applications across all disciplines. Teachers and administrators in New London Public Schools are committed to the education of all students by collaborating with the National Center for Gifted and Talented Education and the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education.