Helping Colleagues Understand the ELL Educator's Role
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.
- Getting to Know Our Families’ Cultural and Social Assets: The View from Dearborn, MI
- You Are Already a Leader: Identifying Your Leadership Skills on Behalf of ELLs
- Collaboration Strategy for ELL Educators: Sending an Introductory Letter to Colleagues and Families
- A Smile and a Rolling Suitcase: Notes from an Itinerant ESL Teacher
- What's Your "Elevator Speech" About Your Expertise with the Common Core for ELLs?
- TESOL Report: The Changing Role of the ESL Teacher
Helping Colleagues Understand the ELL Teacher's Role
Collaboration and ELLs: Event Archive
Advocacy for ELLs: Event Archive of Facebook Live Chat
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New models for educator professional development are supporting our emerging multilingual learners
One professional development model that has shown great promise for supporting general education teachers’ learning about effective language instruction practices is the English Learner in the Mainstream (ELM) coaching initiative through Hamline University. Faculty leader Michelle Benegas and Director Amy Stolpestad are managing a five-year federal grant that provides training to ESL licensed teachers to provide English language instructional practices training and coaching to small groups of general education teachers at their school. Learn more from this blog post by Kristina Robertson, published by the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership.