Goal 1: Build school and system capacity within 6 selected AACPS schools and the system as a whole through comprehensive evidence-based (EB) professional development (PD) offered to over 100 school staff members per year as well as 100 families per year to support ELs’ language acquisition, literacy development and socio-emotional well-being.

Goal 2: Train a cadre of 32 teacher-leaders within AACPS, who will become dually endorsed in ESOL and Reading and will provide direct support, leadership and peer mentoring to colleagues regarding language and literacy instruction for ELs.

Goal 3: Prepare 96 preservice special educators, who will be endorsed in ESOL alongside their special education certificate, through integrated ESOL, literacy and special education coursework coupled with stand-alone courses and practical workshops as part of a self-sustaining personnel preparation model.