Support for Teachers of English Language Learners
An online community for writing project TCs providing access to collaborative help in teaching English Language Learners.
Join us at Know ELLs, a site for teachers of ELLs created and administered by the Teacher Consultants of the Great Valley Writing Project.
Looking for help? Ask your questions here. Want to explore our members' expertise? Check out our groups. Want to see what's happening inside an ELL classroom? Click on this group. Looking for student work samples to get some ideas? Look at this group.
Posted by Brandy De Alba on August 25, 2015 at 6:44pm
There is just something about the strength and power in collaborating with other teachers. Teachers hold a wealth of knowledge and know-how based on their years of experience in the classroom trenches. I remember when California had bilingual education going strong throughout the state. I was a Spanish first grade bilingual teacher. I would become frustrated when attending workshops for teaching reading in English. Whole different world! During these types of PD bilingual teachers would…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on August 7, 2015 at 10:58am
When I started elementary school, I was a shy, Spanish-only speaking little girl who was too unsure of herself to correct the teachers, and later students, who mispronounced my name. I still cringe when I remember the nine long years I had to deal with "Loreena Purina cat chow" jokes. How I wish I could go back in time and correct those teachers who innocently butchered my name and made me resent how unique my name was for a long time!
A recent article on Teaching Tolerance and a…Continue
Read this great article by Nicole Mirra "What's 'Value Added' About Tech Tools in the Classroom?" It includes a recent webinar through an Educator Innovator webinar that featured Dr. Richard Beach, professor emeritus of English education at the University of Minnesota. The webinar also included Dr. Antero Garcia, assistant professor at Colorado State University…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on July 22, 2015 at 5:02pm