Academic language is in! Following our posts about the Teaching Channel’s recent video series on developing ELLs’ academic language, we learned that the Education Connections Network will be hosting a free webinar on academic language this month.
Following our recent series on using Socratic seminars with English language learners to build oral language skills, we learned about an exciting new video series from the Teaching Channel focused on academic conversations with ELLs featuring…you guessed it! A Socratic seminar.
We've been hearing recently about the popularity of Common Core classroom video, particularly featuring English language learners (ELLs) of varying ages and proficiency levels, and wanted to remind you of our classroom videos and lesson plans for grades 1, 4, and 8 from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We are very excited to share a new article from Colorín Colorado written by Emily Miller, a second- and third-grade bilingual resource teacher for the Madison, WI Metropolitan School District. Emily served on the Next Generation Science Standards' (NGSS) Elementary Writing Team as well as the Diversity & Equity Team.
Hi, everyone! We wanted to share a story about some recent ELL parent engagement efforts around the Common Core that might spark some ideas of your own!
Big news at the end of the last week: On Friday, Education Week’s Michele McNeil reported that a months-long standoff between the state of California and the U.S. Department of Education has ended, with federal officials approving a waiver allowing the state to administer the Smarter Balanced field tests this year instead of its state testing program.
Since Education Week continues to provide excellent, in-depth coverage of the Common Core State Standards roll-out, this week we wanted to share a few highlights from their recent headlines.
While Diane is working away on her text-dependent questions, we wanted to share a few notable points from President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night related to Latino students and ELLs, and chime in on the subsequent reading of the tea leaves.
Here, in no particular order, are some of the most popular posts she wrote last year, each of which features in-depth information as well as multiple links to recommended resources and related posts.
Lesli Maxwell at Education Week reports that the state of New York is preparing to ask for federal waivers to administer Common Core State Standards language arts assessments in ELLs' native languages.