As part of our Professional Development resources, Colorín Colorado offers free webcasts featuring experts in the English language learner (ELL) field. These webcasts were created with the generous support of the American Federation of Teachers and are available online to view at your convenience.
Each webcast features a 45-minute video program, which includes discussion with educators and researchers from the field, recommended readings, and suggested discussion questions. Some webcasts also have an accompanying Power Point presentation.
For more on-demand resources, take a look at the following archived webinars and related resources:
Share My Lesson: Webinars
The following webinars were produced in collaboration with AFT and Share My Lesson:
- Introduction to Colorín Colorado
- How School/District Leaders Can Provide Social and Emotional Support for Immigrant Students
- How Immigration Enforcement Policies Are Impacting Students and Teachers Nationwide
- What is MTSS and how can it support ELL success?
- Distance learning and ELLs Part I: What do we know so far? (Share My Lesson) | See related resources
- Distance learning and ELLs Part II: What's Working, What's Not, and Getting Ready for Fall
- Prioritizing Social and Emotional Support for ELLs, School Staff and Families
Colorín Colorado also has produced a Facebook Live Series featuring great conversations with ELL educators.
Browse Our Webcasts
Featuring Dr. Robin Scarcella, providing an overview to academic language instruction for English language learners, as well as teaching strategies, activity ideas, and recommended resources.
Featuring Dr. Lorraine Valdez Pierce, discussing effective classroom strategies for assessing English language learners.
This webcast discusses effective reading comprehension strategies for teaching English language learner students.
Featuring Dr. Deborah Short discussing effective instructional strategies for teaching English language learner students in middle and high school.
Featuring Kathleen Leos, Deborah Santiago, and Susan Lafond discussing demographic trends, instructional strategies, school-family partnerships, and college readiness.
Featuring Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan discussing effective assessment and instruction strategies for English language learners with learning disabilities.
This webcast features Dr. Rebecca Palacios and offers information on the following components of a PreK ELL program: language instruction, curriculum, professional development, and family outreach.
Featuring Dr. Nonie Lesaux, addressing the challenges facing English language learners — and their teachers — in grades 4-6.
Featuring Diane August, Margarita Calderón, and Fred Genesee discussing best practices for teaching English language learners.