UCF CDL wins Telly Award for MELTS work
I am pleased to announce that this morning Project MELTS emerged victorious as a Bronze Telly Award winner in the "Online Education" category.
"We all know the amount of intense work that went into building these videos... so we're thrilled with the result. A true team effort across the board!"
Lead Video Producer
UCF Center for Distributed Learning
UCF Wins $2.4 Million Dollar Grant to Help English Learners
Dr. Joyce Nutta (College of Community Innovation and Education), Dr. Florin Mihai, and Dr. Kerry Purmensky (Department of Modern Languages and Literatures) have just received a 5-year, 2.4 million dollar research grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA).. This research grant, entitled Project MELTS (Micro-credentialing of English Learner Teaching Skills) and partnering with Pinellas County Schools will develop and research the effectiveness of 10 video-based modules. These modules of instructional skills will support elementary English learners at beginning, intermediate, and advanced English proficiency levels and will be implemented in eight teacher preparation courses taken at the beginning of a student’s junior year through student teaching.