Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas
Understanding Language is asking for your help in identifying the tools and supports that we might develop for teacher educators who work with pre-service candidates whose students are bilingual and learning English. If you are an instructor whose courses address issues of language learners or students’ academic use of language, we would greatly appreciate you filling out this brief survey. Please also share this post with your colleagues and friends in these types of positions!
Members of the Understanding Language team stand in solidarity with the Dreamers and defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We condemn the executive branch’s recent decision to rescind the DACA program and hope that congressional leadership will recognize the presence, efforts, and talents of these young people in our country.
Press Release from New America, August 16, 2017:
Two new reports from New America’s Education Policy Program stress the need to improve data quality and literacy to better track the performance of English learners (ELs), the fastest-growing student group in K–12 public education.
We will be offering several online courses this fall, geared toward teachers and school and district leaders to support rich academic uses of language to attain content learning and drive educational change.