Colorín Colorado & the National Education Association: Partnering to Support ELLs

Colorín Colorado and the National Education Association (NEA) are proud partners who collaborate to support English language learners and their educators around the country.

Learn more about NEA’s efforts for ELLs!

NEA offers helpful resources such as professional development opportunities to members, informative literature on current issues educators working with ELLs face, and engagement opportunities.


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ELL Resources from the NEA

All In! How Educators Can Advocate for English Language Learners

How can educators and other stakeholders become more effective advocates for language-minority students? This NEA guide offers strategies, resources, and step-by-step instructions for navigating the real-life issues educators encounter every day.  The guide also features general educators and educators of ELLs who tell stories about the students who inspired them to act.

Best Practices for ELLs: Video Series

The National Education Association has partnered with Colorín Colorado to produce a series of classroom videos highlighting best practices for English language learners (ELLs).

The videos feature two schools in Northern Virginia with a strong collaborative culture, where teams of educators and administrators are working every day to find effective strategies for assessment and standards-based instruction for their ELLs. Topics include dual-language programs, assessment, and reading instruction with newcomer ELLs.

For additional resources, see the NEA’s ELL resource section!

About the NEA

The nation's largest professional employee organization, the NEA is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.