Common Core & ELLs: The Role of ESL Teachers

ESL teachers have valuable expertise and an important role to play in the implementation of the Common Core. Their guidance can also support other educators and students throughout the school. Learn more about how their role is changing and how they can contribute to all students' success. In addition, take a look at our Roles of ESL Teachers section, which covers professional topics such as:

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The Changing Role of the ESL Teacher


The Changing Role of the ESL Teacher

TESOL International Association (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) has published a valuable report on the ways in which ESL teachers' roles are changing in the era of the Common Core State Standards.

For additional information, take a look at our related posts on the Common Core and ELLs blog!

Common Core Resource Section

TESOL: Common Core and ELLs Report

TESOL International Association (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) has published a number of valuable documents in its Common Core resource section that address CCSS opportunities and challenges for ELLs.

 Highlights include:

Learn more: Dr. Staehr Fenner offers in-depth discussion of these TESOL resources on our Common Core and ELLs blog.

Californians Together: Advocacy Toolkit

This Advocacy Toolkit offers prepared talking points for use by educators, policy makers, parents and community members in dialogues at the local, district and state levels — raising concerns, pushing for the supports needed to realize the Common Core for English learners, and advancing the vision of English Learner education that the Common Core can make possible.

More information about the toolkit is available from Lesli Maxwell's Learning the Language blog post about the project.