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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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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UL Steering Committee Members, Guadalupe Valdés, Amanda Kibler, and Aída Walqui, Publish Paper on Role of ESL Professionals in an Era of New Standards

Apr 11, 2014

ESL teachers will play a critical role in the success of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards implementation with students labeled as English language learners.

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