Tag: educators

The Importance of Feedback

Without question, this year has presented numerous challenges and changes in education. This is especially true for English learner (EL) educators and students alike. Cues teachers see from students in the classroom are difficult to see through a computer screen, and bonds teachers build with their students can be difficult to achieve when students and educators are remote. Yet we...

Six Myths about Emergent Bilinguals

There are enough myths about emergent bilinguals to drive English learner (EL) educators crazy trying to correct them all. We’ve gathered six of the most common myths and looked to see if, by dispelling them, we might uncover truths about teaching and learning that extend beyond the EL classroom to offer insights for teachers of any subject. Have Faith in...

Rosetta Stone Launches New Award Program for EL Teachers

Language learning company Rosetta Stone is launching its first Emergent Bilingual Educators of the Year award program. The company is inviting K–12 teachers across the U.S. to submit 800-word essays explaining how a particular EL teacher is helping their students and how the program’s prize money will make a local impact. The entry period begins Monday, May 4, 2020...

NAFSA organizes eConnection following cancellation of 2020 annual conference

Since the cancellation of the NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo, NAFSA member-leaders and staff have developed the 2020 NAFSA eConnection: a new digital program and series of five virtual events with learning and engagement opportunities. Participants will have the opportunity to share their insights and experiences with colleagues from across the globe as they address current issues and trends....

Feds Remind Educators of ELL Obligations

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The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) have released joint guidance reminding states, school districts, and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English language learner (ELL) students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. “Four decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Lau v....

Gaza Demands Educators’ Support

A summer break with little to do represents tedium for young, energetic bodies. That’s why AMIDEAST has  partnered with the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem to offer Camp Discovery for the past eight years, providing a fun-filled, enriching learning experience during summer for Palestinian children, mostly from refugee camps.  Contrast this with the devastation of much of Gaza soon after camp ended...

Common Core Rattling Educators, ELL Teachers Unprepared

Survey says most educators feel unprepared for CCSS, especially ELL teachers. As students return to school from the Summer break and districts scramble to prepare for the full administration of the assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a new survey shows that teachers are feeling less confident about CCSS than ever. Teachers of English language learners (ELLs)...
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