To help you reflect on the 2016-2017 year, Lydia Breiseth, Manager of Colorín Colorado, has put together some reflection questions with the input of a group of veteran educators and teacher leaders, as well as a list of questions and writing prompts for students.
This article highlights the diverse leadership experiences of ELL educators and shares ideas for identifying and honing your own leadership capacity.
We have collected some helpful lesson plans as well as discussion guides for talking about the results of the 2016 election. We also offer suggestions for creating welcoming schools for all students.
ESL educator Areli Schermerhorn shares ideas for using primary sources with ELLs and a sample 7th-grade Social Studies lesson plan.
We are excited to share Diane Staehr Fenner's new outstanding article from Educational Leadership, outlining three practical strategies for ELL assessment.
In this post, we want to share updates on the new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA,) and responses from educational organizations regarding implications for ELLs.
Part I of this blog post details the need for dual language programs and the expansion of dual language programs. It also includes some recommended resources at the end.
We are excited to announce that our Common Core and ELLs blog has moved to the new Colorín Colorado website! Now you can see all of our great resources in one place. We will continue sharing updates on the Common Core and ELLs, as well as other strategies and tools that support of implementation of college- and career-ready standards with ELLs.
We are very proud to congratulate Diane Staehr Fenner and her colleagues Peter Kozik and Ayanna Cooper (also featured on this blog) on their new book about teacher evaluation and special populations!
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.