REDO – The Project
Rural Endorsement Development Opportunities (REDO) Project aims to afford quality and equity education for English language learners and their families in rural areas by providing high quality education for teachers.
The REDO project is a federally funded program through the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) National Professional Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The REDO project goals are as follows
Goal 1: Increase the statewide pool of highly qualified, culturally responsive teachers
To meet this goal the REDO project provides 30 scholarships every year for five years (2017-2022) to teachers working with English learners (ELs) or emergent multilinguals (EMs) in Idaho rural areas to become certified in English as a new language (ENL) or Bilingual (B). The scholarship pays for all application fees, tuition, and the English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) licensure exam required for the ENL and Bilingual endorsements. Apply here!
The endorsement programs meet the Idaho State Department of Education requirements for an add-on endorsement to a teaching certification.
Goal 2: Increase achievement of ELs in reading and writing
Goal 3: Increase educator knowledge schoolwide, using modeling strategies and co-teaching between participants and other school personnel
Goal 4: Provide professional development to improve family, school and community engagement.
To meet this goal REDO participants will engage in home visits and design and engage in family literacy workshops with families of EMs.