Lydia Breiseth is Director of Colorín Colorado, the nation's leading ELL website. Colorín Colorado is a part of the Learning Media Department at PBS station WETA in Washington, DC. In this capacity, Ms. Breiseth manages content, multimedia production, partnerships, and outreach for the website. Ms. Breiseth has presented Colorín Colorado’s resources at a number of national conferences, including TESOL, NABE, CABE, NAEYC, OELA, the AFT’s TEACH Conference, and the Latino Children’s Book Conference. Ms. Breiseth has published articles on a variety of educational and literacy blogs on behalf of Colorín Colorado. She also won a Michigan Emmy Award for the Colorín Colorado documentary You Are Welcome Here.
Ms. Breiseth has taught both English and Spanish as foreign languages and spent a year in Ecuador teaching English to graduate students with the educational exchange program WorldTeach. Ms. Breiseth received her Bachelor's Degree in English with a Minor in Latin American Studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and daughter.
- More Than a Warm Welcome: Supporting Students in Dearborn, MI (American Educator)
- Getting to Know ELLs' Families (Educational Leadership)
- 12 Ways School Leaders Can Support Immigrant Families (NASSP)
- 10 Steps Schools Leaders Can Take to Suppor ELL Success During COVID-19 (NASSP)
- 10 Things You Need to Learn About Your English Language Learners
- 11 Strategies Schools Can Use to Support Students After an Immigration Raid
- 15 Strategies for Communicating with ELL Families During the Winter
- 15 Tips for Talking with Children About Violence
- 20 Strategies for School Leaders
- 5 Myths About English Language Learners (ELLs) and Special Education
- 6 Strategies for Partnering With Families of English Language Learners
- 8 Strategies for Building Relationships with ELLs
- Academic Language and ELLs: What Teachers Need to Know
- Addressing ELLs’ Language Learning and Special Education Needs: Questions and Considerations
- Must-Have Resources for Administrators about Supporting Immigrant Families
- Reflection Questions for Teachers and Students: A School Year Like No Other
- You Are Already a Leader: Identifying Your Leadership Skills on Behalf of ELLs
- After the Election: Ideas for Teachers of ELLs
- Primary Sources, the Library of Congress and English Learners
- Three Strategies for Equitable Assessment of ELLs
- What does ESSA mean for ELLs?
- Dual Language Instruction: An Overview (Part I)
- Our blog is now part of the new Colorín Colorado website!
- New from Diane and Colleagues! Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities