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.
My school district is a recent inductee into the halls of AVID! We are now learning and training ourselves on bettering our pedagogy to help our students Achieve Via Individual Determination (AVID). Of course, in all of these workshops, I am constantly reflecting, "What are the implications for my ELLs?" I am actually finding a lot of applicability! Here is a short video -…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on January 28, 2016 at 12:13pm
In my librarian credential program, we have been learning about cultural competency and culturally responsive teaching and collection building. When we face the effects of institutionalized racism or our own unconscious biases, thinking about how to be culturally competent or responsive seems like a good move, one that is less about blaming and more about improving our thinking and our skills.
This is important year round, I know, but during the Christmas-centric winter holiday…Continue
There is a lot of discussion in equation about the above meme. What exactly is the difference between equality and equity in the education system? The Education Trust has a great blog on this topic.
There are many ways to help give students equal access to the same educational opportunities. What are ways that you help all of your students…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on December 14, 2015 at 7:25pm
More districts are looking at creating or expanding dual language programs at the same time that the CCSS-ELA is being implemented. Teaching the Common Core State Standards in two languages presents many challenges. Diane Staehr Fenner of DSF Consulting explores these challenges, in a blog post on Colorin Colorado. I'll summarize them here, but encourage…Continue