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)
- How District Leaders Are Collaborating On Behalf of ELLs in Brockton, MA
- 10 Strategies for Building Relationships with ELLs
- 10 Strategies for Supporting SEL for ELLs: "Grow As You Go"
- 10 Things You Need to Learn About Your English Language Learners
- 10 Ways Schools Can Partner with Multilingual Families Around Literacy
- 10 Ways Teachers Can Partner with Paraprofessionals on Behalf of ELLs
- 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
- Ten New ELL Resources for 2022
- Reflection Questions for Teachers and Students: A School Year Like No Other
- Primary Sources, the Library of Congress and English Learners
- You Are Already a Leader: Identifying Your Leadership Skills on Behalf of ELLs
- Must-Have Resources for Administrators about Supporting Immigrant Families
- After the Election: Ideas for Teachers of ELLs
- 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!