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WIDA's Can Do Philosophy promotes the accomplishments of English language learners, always emphasizing the assets and potential they bring to our classrooms. Read more Be an advocate for language learners! Share lesson plans See examples of what works for other educators Learn about opportunities to collaborate with WIDA Get involved! 35 U.S. states and territories now belong to the WIDA Consortium.

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Higher Education Program About the Program Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. Colleges and universities across and beyond the U.S. use the tools in developing, maintaining and reviewing their online courses and in training their faculty. Learn More. The Quality Matters Rubric has become the most widely used set of standards for the design of online and blended courses at the college level. WIDA: CAN DO Descriptors by grade level cluster; download for PreK-K, Grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12 Look at all we can do! Creating learning environments for language learners based on what they can do! The Can Do Descriptors highlight what language learners can do at various stages of language development as they engage in teaching and learning in academic contexts. WIDA is proud to announce the release of the K–12 Can Do Descriptors, Key Uses Edition, the Early Years Can Do Descriptors (for children 2.5–5.5 years old), and the K–12 PODEMOS, the Spanish Language Development Edition of the Can Do Descriptors. The links below will take you directly to their pages. Note of Thanks

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. A topic obviously quite close to Google’s heart. Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate students about YouTube’s policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities. English Story Time / FrontPage Get a Voki now! Younger Kid's Class Older Kid's Class Dear Parent, Each week your child and you can check this web site to discover more about the week's theme, sing songs, or read more about the books we read in the class.

Fast Facts English language learners Question: Do you have information on English language learners? Response: English language learner (ELL) refers to students being served in appropriate programs of language assistance (e.g., English as a Second Language, High Intensity Language Training, bilingual education). The percentage of public school students in the United States who were English language learners was higher in 2010-11 (10 percent, or an estimated 4.7 million students) than in 2002-03 (9 percent, or an estimated 4.1 million students). In 2010-11, states in the West had the highest percentages of ELL students in their public schools.

The New Media Consortium Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture Dr. Diane August Diane August, Ph.D., is a Managing Director affiliated with the American Institutes for Research and a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Applied Linguistics, both located in Washington DC. Her area of expertise is the development of science and literacy in second-language learners. She is the Principal Investigator for a large NICHD-funded study investigating the development of literacy in English-language learners and Co-Principal Investigator at the IES-funded National Research and Development Center on English language Learners. At the Center she has she has conducted a series of experimental studies focused on developing science knowledge and skills in middle grade ELLs.

7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education 7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education by Eric Sheninger, Principal at New Milford High School in New Jersey As schools change leadership must as well. 10 Ways to Help ELLs Succeed in Math When it comes to learning math, English language learners (ELLs) have a unique challenge. Unlike most English-speaking students, ELLs have the task of learning a second language and learning content simultaneously. Contrary to popular assumption, language plays a critical role not just in reading and writing, but in learning mathematics as well. As a teacher, you're challenged with making math lessons comprehensible and with ensuring that students have the language to understand instruction and express their grasp of math concepts orally and in writing. Our panel of experts share ten ways to teach ELLs their ABCs and their 123s. 1 Create Vocabulary Banks.Charts that contain key math vocabulary words and phrases are helpful references for ELLs when discussing or writing about their math thinking, especially if the words are accompanied by illustrations.

Watch & Learn in the ELL Classroom Colorín Colorado is pleased to present this online professional development series for middle and high school ELL educators, Watch & Learn! Funded by the American Federation of Teachers, Watch & Learn presents four video modules featuring strategies from secondary ELL classrooms and interviews with experts on ELL best practices. Watch & Learn is also a 2011 recipient of the Telly Award for Online Educational Video! Note: These strategies can be used and adapted for K-12 ELL, content, and mainstream classrooms. Video modules What to do first: Creating a welcoming ELL classroom environment Studio: About NuVu is a full-time innovation school for middle and high school students. NuVu’s pedagogy is based on the architectural Studio model and geared around multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects. We teach students how to navigate the messiness of the creative process, from inception to completion. So, what makes us different? No Courses: Instead, we have studios. Around 12 kids work closely with their 2 coaches on solving big (and small) open-ended problems.

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