RIEL Overview > Application Information


Thank you for your interest in the RIEL Biology project! Below is the information about the application process.

Application Timeline

April 25, 2022 Application Open
April 26, 2022 Informational Zoom Sessions


May 12, 2022 Informational Zoom Sessions


June 15, 2022 Priority Application Deadline.
*Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed after the priority deadline.
July 1, 2022 Applications received prior to priority deadline notified.
*Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed and notified on a rolling basis.
September 17-18, 2022  Kickoff of Project and Fall Institute



The RIEL Biology Project is open to high school biology teachers in Alachua, Collier, and Hillsborough counties. We are specifically looking to work with teachers whose course ends with the Biology EOC, and who work directly with emergent bilingual students (English language learners), which includes both students who receive ESOL services/classes, as well as those students who speak (an)other language(s) at home but are not receiving ESOL services/classes.

Important Documents

Recruitment Flyer

How to Apply

To apply, please click the link below and complete the form with the required information. The application requires responses to the following questions:

1. What do you hope to learn/gain by participating in this project?

2. What strategies do you already use to facilitate emergent bilingual students’ learning?

3. What previous professional development experiences about supporting emergent bilingual students’ learning have you participated in?

4. What do you think is the biggest challenge that emergent bilingual learners face in biology?


Apply Online