What You'll Find in This Section
Collaboration on behalf of English language learners (ELLs) can take many forms - sitting together to talk about a lesson, a quick chat in the hallway, or sharing an article from Colorín Colorado! These resources offer ideas from educators who started from scratch in building collaborative relationships and highlight the secrets of their success.
One important role that ESL teachers can play in their school is leading professional development for colleagues, including administrators, classroom teachers, content-area teachers, and school staff. These resources offer some ideas on choosing topics for professional development and making this responsibility a manageable part of the schedule.
Educators of English language learners (ELLs) are important advocates for their students — and may be their students' only advocates. These resources help educators understand that role and offer ideas about where to start as advocates.
For some additional ideas, take a look at the archive of our Facebook Live event on advocating for ELLs, featuring Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner!
One of the most important steps that ELL specialists can take to improve collaboration is to help colleagues and administrators better understand their expertise. These resources share a number of examples from educators on how to start that conversation.