At a panel discussion and film screening Tuesday, experts in education and immigration advocacy discussed how to build welcoming school communities for all students, like immigrants and English language learners.
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Believe that students’ native languages are cultural and linguistic assets; Offer professional learning opportunities and collaboration time to ensure all teachers are able to support English learners; Offer English learners access to a full Common Core–aligned curriculum; Engage parents and forge strong home-school connections.
Margaret McKenzie's insight:
Four focus areas that can make a difference to school/district success with ELs.
From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.
Research on of learning a second language might eventually lead to advances in the use of technology for second-language learning. Brain imaging research may eventually help us tailor language learning methods to our cognitive abilities.
The 2014-15 year is projected to be the first in which white students will no longer be the majority in K-12 public schools, and as public schools grow more diverse, the number of second-language learner is expected to keep rising.