New resource from the Council of the Great City Schools: Instructional Framework for English Language Development

Aug 25, 2014

The Council of the Great City Schools recently developed this free resource, designed to guide districts in accelerating achievement for English Language Learners (ELLs).

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Looking Back as We Move Forward: New Website for the Classics on ELL

May 19, 2014

In releasing these classic resources for ELLs, I remember a comment that Jon Yost made to Matt Navo a few years ago while we were backpacking in Yosemite National Park (both are friends who are leaders at Sanger Unified School District in California).  This was Matt’s first experience in the back country, and as we came to a beautiful vista, Jon (an avid backpacker) shared a comment about how,

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The classics area of the website is looking good. I've redesigned my blog too and it was no mean feat! Http://Commoncorelessonplantemplate.net

New York State Education Department releases Blueprint for ELLs

Apr 23, 2014

New York State released a comprehensive plan to prepare for success of its 214,000 ELL students in the era of the Common Core.  The plan addresses the needs of students from pre-school to high school graduation, and highlights many of the principles found in Understanding Language materials:  All teachers are teachers of ELLs; ELL student needs must be addressed comprehensively, rather than foc

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MOOC Spring Series: New course on Formative Assessment Starts in May

Apr 17, 2014

We are pleased to share with you a new free online professional development opportunity for school and district instructional coaches and leaders in the area of formative assessment practice!

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