Program helps teachers teach students with poor English skills

Thanks to a cooperative venture between Idaho's institutions of higher learning and 14 "high-need" school districts, more than 300 teachers statewide are better trained to teach students with poor English skills how to better master their language skills and other subjects.

A $750,000-plus Eligibility Partnership Grant administered through the Idaho State University Intermountain Center for Educational Effectiveness (ICEE) is proving to be effective in teaching teachers the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), which in turn prepares the educators to better teach all subjects to English language learners and students with poor basic English skills. The implementation of the grant, in the second of its three-year length, is receiving positive reviews across southern Idaho. [Read more…]

Physician Assistant program sets open house Oct. 5, 2006

The Idaho State University Department of Physician Assistant Studies will host an informational open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2006 on the second floor of the ISU Red Hill Building. Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions about their program from potential students and the community. [Read more…]