Now that educators and researchers alike are digging into the Common Core, more substantive conversations are emerging about what the new standards mean for ELLs, and this CAL brief does a good job painting the big picture as well as offering specific and practical ideas for the classroom.
This blog post will provide you with key strategies and ideas on how to continue conversations about the implementation of Common Core and implications for educating ELs.
Suddenly I’m hearing about many new resources focused on teaching CCSS-based mathematics to ELLs, as well as updates from the field and I’ll share them with you in this post.
SAP is a non-profit organization founded by the lead writers of the Common Core whose primary aim is to ensure that teachers can put the new standards to work effectively.
Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators (Corwin 2013) includes topics such as advocacy through collaboration, instruction, assessment, and family engagement, as well as ideas for administrators.
Education Week's Lesli Maxwell reports that the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) will translate Common Core math assessments into Spanish and possibly other languages.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) released its Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines last week. In this week’s post, I’ll walk you through the Guidelines’ contents and open up a couple of areas for discussion around how the Guidelines might impact you in the classroom.
With the beginning of the new school year, this week I’ll share some recently developed Common Core materials for English language learners that have been updated or that I have recently become aware of.
in this week’s post, I’ll suggest some instructional strategies that teachers of ELLs can use to prepare their students for this type of task that their ELLs will encounter on the PARCC exam in English language arts/Literacy.
Are local districts and schools preparing ESL teachers for the common standards and the more demanding uses of language that they require of students? If so, how?