Application Information

Interested teachers, paraprofessionals, and school-level or school-district level leaders can apply for ELITE. ELITE professional learning starts once a year in late July.

The application for the 2023-2024 Project ELITE Cohort closed on April 25, 2023. The response to Project ELITE was enthusiastic with a large number of interested participants applying in the first few weeks. Thank you for continued interest.

The application window will open again in April 2024 for teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators interested in participating in the 2024-2025 Project ELITE Cohort.

2023 Application Dates and Milestones

  • April 1, ELITE application opens online
  • May 19, ELITE application deadline
  • June 9, ELITE participants are notified

Eligibility Requirements

Interested participants must be a teacher, paraprofessional, principal, assistant principal, school district coach, or school district leader, teaching or supporting English learners in VPK through Grade 3 in a partner school district.

Participant Stipends

Project ELITE participants will receive $2,160 stipend for the 72 hours of professional learning.

  • Summer 2023 In-Person Participation Summer Symposium: $360
  • Fall 2023 Module 1: $900
  • Spring 2024 Module 2: $900