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Gallaudet receives grant award from U.S. Department of Education

Widening the Bottleneck:Training Highly Qualified Teachers to Serve Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Deaf Students

The Office of Sponsored Programs wishes to congratulate Dr. Amy Hile, principal investigator on her award from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $248,526.

Summary of the Project (corrected summary of the project appears below)

The goals of the project are 1) to increase by 11 the quantity of culturally and/or linguistically diverse teachers, who are highly-qualified, dually licensed/certified (in general education and deaf education), with masters degrees and 2) to increase the quality of teacher preparation by providing campus-based course work in general education and deaf education founded upon contemporary knowledge of evidence-based practices and culturally-responsive classrooms.  Innovative features include: dual licensing/certification; expansion of practica to include a wider continuum of settings with deaf and non-deaf children, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those differently-abled; rigorous content; action research collaboration with faculty; instruction in maximizing effectiveness of cochlear implants and auditory technologies in dual language environments; digital literacy; and the use of teacher work samples to promote mentorship, and focused recruitment to decrease workforce disproportionality.

Details of the award are as follows:

Dr. Amy Hile, Principal Investigator
Department of Education
Widening the Bottleneck: Training Highly Qualified Teachers to Serve Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Deaf Students
U.S. Department of Education
Award No.: H325K110437
Dollar amount of federal funds awarded: $248,526 for the period of October 1, 2013   through September 30, 2013
Percentage total cost of the program financed with federal funding: 85%
Percentage and dollar amount of the total costs funded by non-governmental sources:  15%, $43,924



Grants are integral to establishing "Gallaudet as the epicenter of research development and outreach leading to advancements in knowledge and practice for deaf and hard of hearing people and all humanity."  A central component of Gallaudet University's mission is the enhancement of faculty and staff opportunities for creative and scholarly research and training.  If you have a question about the grant writing process or if you have an idea or concept and would like to discuss potential grant opportunities, please contact Audrey Wineglass Foster at audrey.foster@gallaudet.edu.

We look forward to meeting and working with you.

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