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Are you interested in up-to-date information about effective practices for improving the academic achievement of ELLs?  Then this is the site for you!  I will share ELL resources related to equity in education through this newsletter format.
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Response: 'Every Teacher Is A Language Teacher'

Response: 'Every Teacher Is A Language Teacher' | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it
Educators Margo Gottlieb, Maria Montalvo-Balbed, and Tracey Takuhama-Espinosa share English Language Learner teaching strategies in the final post in a two-part series.

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Exactly - if a child has a literacy or math development need we expect all teachers to attend to it.  Why is language any different?  We have to build the capacity.

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Camala Mitchell's curator insight, August 13, 2015 11:13 AM

If you don 't a subscription to edweek.org,  you should definitely subscribe.  This is a very informative blog about Content Teachers and ELs.  

Brenda Contreras's comment, October 12, 2016 10:38 PM
Great responses from the experts in giving advice to this teacher and everyone out there with this same situation. It's all about been focused on the objective.
Brenda Contreras's curator insight, October 20, 2016 8:37 PM
Great responses from the experts in giving advice to this teacher and everyone out there with this same situation. It's all about been focused on the objective.
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The Most Complex International Borders in the World

"In this video I look at some of the most complex international border. Of course, there are more complex borders in the world, but this video looks at some of my favourites."


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There are so many reasons our immigrant students come to the United States.  Some stories are so complex and painful it can be extremely difficult for Americans to understand.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 25, 2014 1:57 PM

This video shows some great examples of how the political organization of space and administration of borders can get complicated.  Here are the examples (and time in the video when they are covered in the video):


Tags: borders, political, territoriality, sovereignty, video.


Adilson Camacho's curator insight, October 3, 2014 10:21 PM

Interesting!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 6, 2014 5:39 AM

The Most Complex International Borders in the World

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Socratic Circles and the Common Core: Part I

Socratic Circles and the Common Core: Part I | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it
In this post, we would like to share some strategies for fostering English language learners’ (ELLs) oral language as part of Common Core-based instruction. Our focus will be on practical strategie...
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Language Revitalization - Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye

Language Revitalization - Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it
Dakota people realize today that their language is in danger of becoming an extinct language. There is not an accurate census of fluent speakers available for all Dakota communities but the majority of fluent speakers are elderly and there are few if any young fluent speakers today. Although efforts are being made to preserve and …
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Reshape Reclassification Policies for Youngest Language Learners, Report Says

Reshape Reclassification Policies for Youngest Language Learners, Report Says | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it
If we don't make policy changes soon, according to a new report, America runs the risk of losing its fastest growing resource: students who speak two languages.
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Essential Actions: 15 Research-based Practices to Increase ELL Student Achievement | ELL Topics from A-Z | Colorín Colorado

Essential Actions: 15 Research-based Practices to Increase ELL Student Achievement | ELL Topics from A-Z | Colorín Colorado | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it
In this article written for Colorín Colorado, Bright Ideas author Kristina Robertson offers an overview of WIDA's new Essential Actions handbook and shares a step-by-step process for using this valuable tool as part of a professional learning community focused meeting ELLs' academic language needs.
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Making Immigrant Students and English-Learners Feel Welcome in School

Making Immigrant Students and English-Learners Feel Welcome in School | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it
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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School Equity

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So how much of the equity gap is really a resources gap?  Every leadership role I've had with ELL has been compromised by other leaders who want to see improvement in ELL outcomes without providing the necessary resources....

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Imagistory | Wordless Picture Book App

Imagistory | Wordless Picture Book App | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it

A wordless picturebook app for iPad that inspires your child to become the storyteller.


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Al Post's curator insight, October 18, 2014 11:28 AM

This looks cool!! Now imagine hooking this to a projector in your class and using it as a story starter. Would be interesting to see how many different stories emerge.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 25, 2015 2:57 AM

This looks like an interesting app. I'm wondering how it would work for assessment?

Rebekah Crouch's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:21 PM

This looks like an interesting app. I'm wondering how it would work for assessment?

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Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum

Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it
Fostering the growth of collaborative curriculum for all Minnesota students.
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The Latino Agenda: Building a Strong Middle Class - Huffington Post

The Latino Agenda: Building a Strong Middle Class - Huffington Post | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it
When lawmakers, policy experts and advocates gather this week in Washington for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual policy summit, they will be discussing passing common sense immigration reform, accessing affordable health care...
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Guidance and Resources for Schools and Staff Working with Unaccompanied Minors | Colorín Colorado

Guidance and Resources for Schools and Staff Working with Unaccompanied Minors | Colorín Colorado | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it
Teachers who work with English language learners will find ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL reading/writing skill-building children's books, stories, activities, ideas, strategies to help PreK-3 and 4-8 students learn to read. Información sobre la adquisición del inglés como segundo idioma. Para que padres, familias y maestros de niños latinos ayuden a sus hijos a leer, escribir y triunfar.
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New Scholarship to Benefit Undocumented Graduates of Chicago Charter Network

New Scholarship to Benefit Undocumented Graduates of Chicago Charter Network | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it
The Pritzker Taubert Family Foundation is committing about $3 million in college scholarships for undocumented youth who will graduate next spring from Chicago's Noble Network of Charter Schools.
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How to Effectively Implement ELD Standards

How to Effectively Implement ELD Standards | English Language Learners - School Improvement | Scoop.it

Have you seen the English Language Standards Implementation Framework?  This helpful document will support building improvement teams as they implement new content AND ELD standards.  Visit this link to download a copy:  http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/EngLearnClass/index.html

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