Tag: resources

Crafting Motivational Narratives

Language teachers have an attitude problem, but not in the usual sense. If anything, we may care about our work too much. We love language, and we dream of passing this love on to our students. But they often have a different view on the matter. Many of them are studying a language not out of interest, but because...

Webinar: Distance Learning—English Language Development & Dual Language Instruction

Recorded webinar on Distance Learning: English Language Development and Dual Language Instruction from the California Department of Education on May 14, 2020. This video is part of the CDE Distance Learning Series. This video is 52 minutes and 51 seconds in length. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5N6cTtszUA&feature=emb_logo source: California Department of Education

French-language Resources

Intended for students, teachers and educators, LUMNI is a new audiovisual resource site cataloguing entirely free resources, allowing you and your students to explore a wide range of cultural offerings. Appropriate for learners from 3-18 years old, LUMNI covers almost every school subject with over 12,000 videos, classes, quizzes, audios, games, and much more that can teach students to...

New TESOL K–12 Remote Teaching Resource

When schools pivoted to remote teaching in response to the pandemic, I was directing a large graduate program for in-service teachers of English learners (ELs). My colleagues and I were mentoring classroom teachers and EL specialists in our state. When you have a full view on teachers of ELs who are switching to remote instruction, you are quick to...

New Toolkit Aims to Ensure English Learner Progress is Visible

In response to renewed calls to strengthen programs for English Learners, the Center for Equity for English Learners at Loyola Marymount University and Californians Together have created a set of resources to support educators and community members to ensure schools’ efforts to serve English Learners (EL) are not only comprehensive but also visible. The resources respond to previous reports...

Free Resources in English and Spanish for U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools Week

Statistics in Schools (SIS) Week, which will take place March 2-6, is a program of the U.S. Census Bureau designed to educate students about the importance of the Census. The Census Bureau has called upon teachers to help promote the program, even collaborating with them to design a week's worth of in-class activities for students. The Bureau has also...

Meeting Teachers’ Needs to Help Dyslexic Students Succeed

The beginning of a new year always brings new education policies and strategies. U.S. educators currently find themselves in a rapidly changing time for dyslexia legislation, and many schools are in the process of transforming the type and level of support they offer to these students. In 2015, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services created a policy...

Develop Writing with The Hub

The Hub, from Empowering Writers, is a one-stop shop for teachers looking to improve student writing and administrators interested in developing a common, effective approach to writing throughout their school or district. Featuring professional development resources, digital teaching tools, how-to videos, and direct-to-student content, The Hub leverages years of professional instructional coaching experience to deliver pragmatic guidance for teachers...

Europe to the Max

Planning to study in Europe? Be sure to check out our collection of tips so that you can experience more of the continent Paperwork Review all of your paperwork with a critical eye, and then go over it again. Bureaucracy is a worldwide phenomenon, but in some countries it is almost an art. When I was studying at the University of...

EdTech for English Learners

U.S. Department of Education data show that English learners in grades K–12 in U.S. public schools in the 2015–16 school year numbered over five million students—about 10 percent of all enrolled students—and that roughly three-fourths of public school districts included students who are English learners. Many teachers, including those in small and rural districts, have one or more English...
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