Project PARA TODOS, a National Professional Development Program funded by The United States Department of Education, is designed to better prepare and support educators (K-8 in-service) to implement evidence-based practices for teaching English learners (ELs) and dual language learners (DLs).

This innovative project provides a rigorous program of study over the course of 18 months that leads to 6 micro-credentials and the EL/DL Educator Badge, for 500 K-8 educators.

This program also provides the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Intensive Institute as a full day pre-conference at the NABE annual conference, for 1000 K-8 educators over the course of the 5 year award period.

Additionally, The Family Leadership Institute provides training for 400 parents/caregivers of EL/DLs.

Educators will gain a unique expertise on English learner/Dual language learner education and will have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other educators nationwide.


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: K-8 Educators working with English learners
WHAT: EL/DL Educator Badge
WHERE: ANYWHERE! 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!

Florida Association of Bilingual and ESOL Supervisors (FABES)
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)
Everett Public Schools, Washington
Beaufort County School District, South Carolina

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