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Webcasts

Colorin Colorado webcast series

As part of the Reading Rocket's Professional Development Webcast series, Colorín Colorado offers programs featuring experts who study English language learners (ELLs).

Webcasts offer an exciting new way to learn about teaching ELLs. Each webcast features a 45-minute video program, which includes recommended readings, suggested discussion questions. Some webcasts also have an accompanying Power Point presentation.

What is a webcast? Find out by visiting our About Webcasts page.

Preschool for English language learners

Preschool for English language learners

This webcast features Dr. Rebecca Palacios and offers information on the following components of a PreK ELL program: language instruction, curriculum, professional development, and family outreach.

English Language Learners in Middle and High School: An Introduction

English Language Learners in Middle and High School: An Introduction

Featuring Kathleen Leos, Deborah Santiago, and Susan Lafond in a discussion on English Language Learners (ELLs). Our expert panel discusses demographic trends, instructional strategies, school-family partnerships, and college readiness.

Academic Language and English Language Learners

Academic Language and English Language Learners

Featuring Dr. Robin Scarcella, providing an overview to academic language instruction for English language learners, as well as teaching strategies, activity ideas, and recommended resources.

English Language Learners with LD

English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities

Featuring Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan discussing effective assessment and instruction strategies for English language learners with learning disabilities.

Assessment of English Language Learners

Assessment of English Language Learners

Featuring Dr. Lorraine Valdez Pierce, discussing effective classroom strategies for assessing English language learners.

Comprehension: Helping English Language Learners Grasp the Full Picture

Comprehension: Helping ELLs Grasp the Full Picture

This webcast will discuss effective reading comprehension strategies for teaching English language learner students. Featuring Dr. Cynthia Lundgren and Kristina Robertson.

English Language Learner Instruction in Middle and High School

English Language Learner Instruction in Middle and High School

Featuring Dr. Deborah Short discussing effective instructional strategies for teaching English language learner students in middle and high school.

Reading to Learn: ELLs in Grades 4-6

Reading to Learn: ELLs in Grades 4-6

Featuring Dr. Nonie Lesaux, addressing the challenges facing English language learners — and their teachers — in grades 4-6.

Teaching English Language Learners to Read

Teaching English Language Learners to Read

Featuring insights from expert panelists Diane August, Margarita Calderón, and Fred Genesee, learn about the best research-based practices for teaching English language learners.