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Toolkit for Teachers: Reaching Out to Hispanic Parents

Reading Rockets and the American Federation of Teachers have collaborated with Colorín Colorado-AFT  on this toolkit.  It includes background information on reaching out to Hispanic parents, four sample workshops, videos in Spanish and English, and bilingual handouts. (Colorín Colorado is an educational initiative of WETA public television and radio in Washington DC.  Major funding comes from the American Federation of Teachers, with additional support from the National Institute for Literacy and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.)

 

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DURATIONN/A
COSTFree
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CERTIFICATECertification not available
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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2005
 

ELL Starter Kit for Educators: Online Tools for Monitoring Language Skills

Provisions in the No Child Left Behind legislation require that schools be held accountable for adequate yearly progress for English language learners as a subgroup.  Having these materials handy may make it easier for educators to respond when questions arise about a student's placement, instruction, special services, and grading.  Inside the starter kit, you'll find the following downloadable monitoring forms, which you can feel free to print and share: (a) Overall Language Performance; (b) Oral Communication Skills; (c) Reading Skills; (d) Fluency Skills: Expressive Reading; and (e) Use of Comprehension Strategies -- plus helpful Spanish-English resources.  (Colorín Colorado ...

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COSTFree
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CERTIFICATECertification not available
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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2002
 

Secondary Transition and Cultural Diversity

Designed primarily for secondary special education staff, this online training module provides comprehensive information on how culture intrinsically influences people and systems, the many ways that culture intercepts with transition services, and the differences in values and perceptions of disability, which can affect how families consider services. This training module will help practitioners move beyond awareness and understanding of overt or stereotypic cultural difference when working with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds during the transition process. Upon completion of the module participants will be able to understand how to develop culturally reciprocal ...

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FORMATOnline
DURATION3-5 hrs (can b...
COSTFree
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CERTIFICATECertification available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2004
 

Achievement Gap: A Video Collection

Harvard’s Achievement Gap initiative offers a very extensive collection of videos on issues and solutions relevant to the achievement gap.  Some videos are accompanied by PowerPoints.   Among the many topics are (a) identifying and addressing racial and ethnic disparities; (b) race and socioeconomic differences in school behavior, engagement, and time on homework; (c) building capacity to serve English language learners; (d) the impact of school and teacher quality; (e) cultural factors; (f) vernacular languages; (g) school reform; (h) roles of families; (i) complementary learning and out-of-school time -- and many, many more.  (The Achievement Gap Initiative is a university-wide ...

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DURATIONVaries
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508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2005
 

Language Differences Media Lab: Teaching English Language Learners

This page hosts a collection of multimedia resources that aim to promote teacher learning and enhance the quality of education offered to African American English (AAE) speakers and English Language Learners (ELL) who struggle to learn and/or are receiving special education services.  Visitors to this website will be able to explore multimedia tools to understand how student linguistic and cultural practices can be used as assets and resources to support the learning of ELLs and speakers of AAE.  This MediaLab is an innovative tool for professional learning activities with groups of practitioners in formal short-term events or in long-term efforts of professional learning communities.  ...

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DURATIONVaries
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508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATEDN/A
 

Family and Community Partnerships -- Dual Language Learners: Multimedia

These audio and video resources highlight specific tools and strategies for teaching dual language learners in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.   The topics are (a) Maintaining Relationships: Continuity in Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Programs (webcast): (b) The Hispanic Population in the U.S. (video); (c)  Understanding the Hispanic Community in Your Area (video); and (d) Meeting the Needs of Hispanic Families (video).

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DURATIONVaries
COSTFree
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CERTIFICATECertification not available
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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2005
 

Kansas Assessment Literacy Project Modules

The KSDE Assessment Literacy Project includes 21 different modules designed to enhance the assessment literacy of educators in an online, interactive format that can be used individually or in groups. Module topics range from AYP & Assessments to Validity. Each module may be completed on its own or you may want to follow a sequence. Each is part of a 21 module series: Module 1 : My State's Assessment System; Module 2: (Missing); Module 3 & 4: Formative and Summative Assessments; Module 5: Unpacking Content Standards to Illuminate Alignment; Module 6: Learning Progressions: Cornerstone of Formative Assessment; Module 7: How to Identify and Eliminate Assessment Bias; Module 8: Test ...

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FORMATCD, DVD
DURATIONSelf-paced
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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2009
 

Language and Reading Interventions for English Language Learners and English Language Learners with Disabilities

This report provides information about assessment, instructional interventions, and professional development with a particular focus on ELL students who have been identified with a language and/or learning disability or who are at risk for reading difficulties. The focus of the intervention section is on practices that have demonstrated success at remediating reading for ELLs who have either identified language impairment, reading and/or learning disabilities, or those who are performing significantly below their peers in reading achievement. The report also offers recommendations followed by discussion and empirical evidence for the types of instructional interventions that best serve ELLs ...

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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2009
 

Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Language Learners in the Elementary Grades: An IES Practice Guide

The target audience for this guide is a broad spectrum of school practitioners such as administrators, curriculum specialists, coaches, staff development specialists and teachers who face the challenge of providing effective literacy instruction for English language learners in the elementary grades.  The guide also aims to reach district-level administrators who develop practice and policy options for their schools.

FORMATDownloadable Print
DURATIONVaries
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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2006
 

Understanding the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards: A Resource Guide

This resource provides an introduction to using the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards. The final sections of the Resource Guide contain many of the tools WIDA has developed for use with our assessments and in the classroom.

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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2007
 

Race and Schools: The Need for Action and The Crisis in the Education of Latino Students

This presentation is part of the NEA Visiting Scholars Series. Patricia Gandara and Gary Orfield, co-directors of the UCLA Civil Rights Project, present their research on education and Latino students. They discuss demographic changes that will lead to an increasingly pluralistic society and how policy and practice actually and potentially affect the successful implementation of education that trains all students to work in the pluralistic society of today and tomorrow. This resource is a 508 compliant presentation featuring searchable presentation captioning and video, navigation points, and synchronized, downloadable accompanying materials.

FORMATOnline
DURATION55:59
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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2008
 

Two-Way Immersion 101: Designing and Implementing a Two-Way Immersion Education Program at the Elementary School Level

This paper is based on over 15 years of research on two-way immersion programs and is designed to inform decisions for implementing such programs. The report describes essential features for all two-way programs and variable features for which practitioners must make deliberate programmatic decisions. The report also incorporates advice from those working in existing two-way programs. (Located at the University of California at Santa Cruz, CREDE was one of 12 national research and development Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  CREDE’s materials are now distributed by the Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington DC.)

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508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2002
 

Effective Professional Development for Teachers of ELLs: District and School Readiness -- A Webinar

This webinar is the first in a series titled "Effective Professional Development for Teachers of ELLs," which is for professional development providers, school and district leaders, coaches, and teachers.  In this webinar. New England Equity Assistance Center staff presented processes and tools they have found helpful in gauging the readiness of districts and schools to offer effective professional development within a comprehensive program that fully addresses the academic, linguistic, and cultural needs of English language learners.  You can listen to the recorded webinar and download the PowerPoint and the ELL Professional Development Planning Resource.  Future webinars on ...

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FORMATWebinar/Teleconfere...
DURATION1 hour
COSTFree
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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2009
 

English Language Learners: Professional Development Webcast Series

As part of the Reading Rocket's Professional Development Webcast series, Colorín Colorado offers programs featuring experts who study English language learners (ELLs).   Webcasts  offer an exciting new way to learn about teaching ELLs.  Each webcast  features a 45-minute video program.   Recommended readings, suggested discussion questions, and a PowerPoint presentation accompany the videos.

 

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DURATION45 minutes each
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FORMATMultiple
DURATION37:09
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508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2012
 

Classnotes Podcasts on Equity in Education

As of early 2010, the South Central Collaborative for Equity has provided 66 twice-monthly podcasts whose audios, notes, and resources are freely available.  These programs cover a wide range of topics in educational equity, such as (a) English language learners, (b) dropout prevention; (c) school change; (d) children in poverty; (e) effective parent outreach; (f) instructional strategies -- and many more.  This is an award-winning collection.  (With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, The South Central Collaborative for Equity is one of ten regional Equity Assistance Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.)

FORMATWebinar/Teleconfere...
DURATIONVaries
COSTFree
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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2005 to present
 
FORMATMultiple
DURATION50:22
COSTFree
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CREATED2012
 
FORMATMultiple
DURATION1:27:16
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CREATED2012
 
FORMATMultiple
DURATION1:002:46
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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2012
 

English Language Learners: Webinars

NCELA webinars provide participants from around the country an opportunity to hear expert speakers present research on all aspects of ELL education.  Among the topics are (a) English language proficiency standards and assessment; (b) accountability; (c) academic content standards and assessment; (d) curriculum, instruction, and professional development; (e) Title I and Title III administration -- and others.  (NCELA is a project of George Washington University, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students -- OELA.)

FORMATWebinar/Teleconfere...
DURATION33 to 80 minutes
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2008 to present
 

English Language Learner KnowledgeBase: An Online Guide

The English Language Learner KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting education professionals in the administration and implementation of programs for English language learner (ELL) students.  It is divided into four components: (a) Resources for Program Administrators; (b) Resources for Teachers; (c) Resources for Parent Advocates, and (d) Resources for Educators of Migrant Students.  Each component is divided into several topical learning elements. (Located at the University of Oklahoma, the Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center is a regional technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Educationâ?s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.)

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DURATIONSelf-paced
COSTFree
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CERTIFICATECertification not available
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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATEDN/A
 

Identifying and Assessing English Language Learners with Disabilities

This technical assistance document provides guidelines for identifying and assessing English Language Learners (ELLs) with disabilities. Topics covered include nondiscriminatory assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse learners, general principles for teaching ELLS, and use of interpreters and translators. Although parts of this document may be state-specific, it could easily be adapted for use in other states.

FORMATDownloadable Print
DURATIONSelf-paced
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2007
 

Maryland Accommodations Manual: Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment

This manual provides information on selecting, administering and evaluating the use of accommodations for instruction and assessment of students with disabilities and English Language Learners (ELLs). Sections include: 1) Introduction, 2) Maryland Assessment Summary, 3) Maryland Assessment Summary, 4) The Five-Step Process for Accommodating Students with Disabilities, 5) Accommodation Fact Sheets for Students with Disabilities, 6) Accommodation Tools for Students with Disabilities, 7) The Five-Step Process for Accommodating ELLs, 8) Accommodation Fact Sheets for ELLs, and 9) Accommodation Tools for ELLs. Although this is a state-specific resource, it could be modified for use by other states.

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DURATIONSelf-paced
COSTFree
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CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo not available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2008
 

Succeeding with English Language Learners: Lessons Learned from Urban School Districts

This paper describes an investigation of the district-level policies and practices -- as well as the historical, administrative, and programmatic contexts -- of school systems that showed growth in English language learner (ELL) achievement from 2002 to 2006.  At the same time, these experiences were contrasted with the experiences of districts that did not show as much growth in ELL achievement during the study.  The results are preliminary, but the Council believes it is preferable to begin to ask important questions, rather than wait for every possible variable to be measured in precisely comparable fashion.  Click on the first title -- the actual title is slightly different ...

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DURATIONN/A
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ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2009
 
 

ELLs in Special Education: Language Barrier, Disability or Both?

This webinar presents up-to-date- research and practice on the assessment tools for secondary school level ELLs.  This webinar presents tests of English Language Proficiency and measures of student progress in this proficiency. Analysis of formative assessments helps teachers to monitor student progress and helps students to target their own learning needs.

FORMATMultiple
DURATION1:01:27
COSTFree
ACCESSpublic
CERTIFICATECertification not available
VIDEOVideo available
ASSESSMENTAssessment not available
508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATED2012
 

Start with Success: Classroom Instructional Strategies

Start with Success is a website for beginning Florida teachers that addresses new and challenging issues teachers face.  Topics include classroom instructional strategies, behavior management, working with English language learners, working with students with disabilities, and addresseing literacy.

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508 COMPLIANTsection 508 compatible
CREATEDN/A