ACE-STEM Summer Institute

Hello, PK-12 Educators! ACE-STEM would like to cordially invite you to Summer Institute 2023 at George Mason University’s SciTech campus in Manassas, Virginia, during the third week of June.

Through various presentations and interactive workshops, you will learn about cutting-edge topics such as content-language integrated STEM education, Translanguaging, ChatGPT, Universal Design for Learning, Media Literacy, Family & Community Engagement, and more! Engage in learning with keynote presenters and colleagues in-person at ACE-STEM’s SI 2023!!  

A stipend of $100 per day will be offered. Space is limited, so show your interest by completing the short survey using this link or QR code in the flyers! Please email us at acestem@gmu.edu with any questions you might have.

  • ACE-STEM Saturday Workshop with Dr. Lorena Llosa from New York University

ACE-STEM Mission

Throughout the 5-year project, ACE-STEM will serve 60 PWCS teachers in K-8 classrooms to build competence as educators with strong knowledge and expertise in designing instruction that promotes deep content learning and language and literacy development simultaneously. Additionally, extensive engagement opportunities using innovative digital education tools will build PWCS teachers’ capacity for teaching with technology. Professional learning opportunities and family engagement events will be planned as an overarching approach to ensure an integrative and cohesive continuum model of equitable EL education that is in alignment with culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies. 

Research Grant

ACE-STEM is a National Professional Development (NPD) Grant Project funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Department of Education (Fall 2021 – Summer 2026). ACE-STEM aims to support the education of English learners by providing quality professional development for English Learner (EL) educators. 


In partnership with Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), George Mason University’s ACE-STEM Project Team will provide a rigorous, evidence-based, and innovative PD program to enhance participating teachers’ content-integrated instruction with a focus on STEM. PWCS is the second largest school district in the Commonwealth of Virginia with increasingly diverse EL populations. 

Recruitment for Cohort-2 will begin in 2024!

Please feel free to contact us for more information about the recruitment