Alpha José Hernández Middle School, San Jose:
The team of three middle school teachers works with many students who have recently arrived in the United States or have grown up in the U.S. speaking Spanish or Vietnamese as their primary language. To hone their approach to working with this population of students, the team will engage with Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design), a model of professional development focused on the area of language acquisition and literacy. The team will attend workshops, engage coaches, and visit schools with strong personalized and blended learning programs. The team has access to technology and online resources at its school, and aims to better implement these tools with blended programs to support English Language Learner growth.