Technology Enhanced Learning of English and Science was a partnership between CNU and Northampton County Public Schools. The PI is Dr. Rebecca Wheeler of the English Dept. at CNU with Chaudhury serving as co-PI. The project brings together middle school teachers of English and Science to apply the Code Switching techniques to students' vernacular grammar and the use of TELS online units to provide content, rich, inquiry based curriculum where students write about the science they are learning.
All science teachers from NC Middle School attended the Hampton Roads Regional TELS Symposium, Aug. 6-7, 2007 and have participated in follow up training to ensure they are ready for the TELS project runs. English teachers have also participated in Professional Development activities at NCPS in order to prepare them to engage in Code Switching lessons with their students.
CNU students from the MAT program assisted Profs. Wheeler and Chaudhury on this project. It was funded by a NCLB grant from State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV). The project ended on Sep. 30, 2008. Northampton Middle School closed at the end of the 2007-08 school year.