Project PARA NINOS is a National Professional Development Program funded by The United States Department of Education, that will provide 500 PK-2 Educators with a 12-month program of study leading to 8 microcredentials and the NABE EL/DL Educator Digital Badge.

The Project will also provide 500 PK-2 Educators (who were not selected for the 12-month program) with a full day Early Learner WWC Intensive Institute at the annual NABE Conference.

Project PARA NINOS will also provide 300 parents/caregivers of EL/DLs with Family Literacy Institute training.

A combination of formative and summative evaluation data will be used to guide the development of evidence – based training materials to maximize program effectiveness and support replication and scaling efforts across the country.

Digital Badges

A digital badge demonstrates that you have mastered a variety of skills required to be a successful EL/DL teacher or administrator. These skills are rooted in classroom practice.
Through NABE, these digital badges provide status within the professional and educational community and encourage motivation for learning.


WHO: PK-2 Educators working with English learners
WHAT: English Learner/Dual Language Learner EL/DL Educator Badge
WHERE: Self-paced training modules with 1 hour per month of synchronous PLC collaboration online.
WHEN: Coming soon

This program provides the training at NO COST to participants, including the cost of the digital badge

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EL/DL educators or administrators who work in the following states are eligible to apply!

Illinois Association of Multilingual Multicultural Education (IAMME)
New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE)
Puerto Rico Association for Bilingual Education (PRABE)
Wisconsin Association for Bilingual Education (WIABE)
Richard Edwards Dual Language Fine & Performing Arts IB School
ISAAC School District No. 5


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