Teaching Resources
Developing open-source teaching resources that support language development and learning in the content areas. Click below for our new unit in English Language Arts.
Papers
Analyzing the shifts, challenges, and opportunities in the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Our Mission
To heighten awareness of the language and literacy issues embedded within the new Standards.
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News

Oct 01, 2014

Tina Cheuk’s accomplishment in visualizing the CCSS and NGSS standards with respect to their language-related practices got note again in an...

Sep 15, 2014

Our vision at Understanding Language is to increase college, career and community readiness for all students - especially English Language...

Upcoming Events

Oct 01

This eight-week online course is designed to help teachers support English Language Learners in meeting new, rigorous standards. Specifically, the...

Oct 01, 2014 / 09:00 AM PDT
Oct 31

Join Nicole Knight of Oakland Unified School District and Maria Santos, co-chair and senior advisor for leadership for Understanding Language in...

Oct 31, 2014 / 10:00 AM PDT

Past Events

Oct 08, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 9-10 am PDT for an informational webinar on our project, Schools to Learn from. We will be available to answer any questions participants have about our thinking on this work and will discuss the process for the final selection of case study...