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Project SUCCESS in Language and Literacy Instruction is a Title III National Professional Development Program at the University of North Texas funded by the U. S. Department of Education. The project is directed by the Bilingual Teacher Education Program of the University of North Texas. UNT works in partnership with Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Region 10 ESC, the Latino Family Literacy Project, and the Intercultural Development Research Association for this project. The goals of the project are to prepare bilingual and ESL pre-service teachers, to provide professional development for in service teachers to improve their instruction for English Learners (ELs) and to engage teachers with families and communities.

$2.7 million-dollar national competitive award
2017-2018 through the 2021- 2022 academic years
Teacher Impact: 290
Latino Families Impact: 375

Project SUCCESS

Our Goals and Objectives

  1. Prepare bilingual and English as a second language teachers to meet the needs of English learners in grades EC-6.
    • 15 pre-service teachers will be prepared at the University of North Texas as EC-6 bilingual or English as a second language teachers with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to serve English learners.
  2. Improve literacy instruction and family engagement skills of in-service teachers serving English learners in grades PK to 6th in Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.
    • Each year of the project, 15 in-service teachers of English learners in grades PK to 2nd will participate in professional development on how to engage Latino families in literacy activities with their children. The Latino families participate in a ten-week program designed to help establish literacy routines at home.
    • In the second through fifth years of the project, 20 3rd grade in-service teachers will participate in a quasi-experimental research study focused on small group interventions.  Ten teachers participate as part of the treatment group and ten teachers as part of the comparison group.
    • Each year of the project, 10 dual language in-service teachers of ELs will participate in professional development on how to help students transfer content from one language to another. 
    • Each year of the project, 10 math, science, or social studies in-service teachers of ELs will participate in professional development on how to use the ELPS and sheltered content instruction in planning and assessment.

 


  • Rossana Boyd
    Principal Lecturer
  • Anita Deschner
    Program Project Specialist
  • Ricardo González-Carriedo
    Associate Professor
  • Darrell M. Hull
    Professor