Video of ELL Pre-K Pilot Program Released
Last spring NIFDI and partner IDEA Public Charter Schools presented a session titled, ELL Education: Keys to Ensuring Early Literacy at the National Charter School Conference. The presentation was very well received and led us to create a condensed, video version of the presentation. This video highlights an academic preschool pilot project begun in Fall of 2014 at Pharr IDEA Academy in Pharr, Texas. In this pilot, students in this predominately ELL school were taught using Espanol to English and/or DISTAR Language prior to entering kindergarten.
It is a great demonstration of what can be done to help students gain the English Language skills they will need for future success. To see the video, click here.