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Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners in a Virtual or Hybrid Setting: Where Do We Go From Here?

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder and Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On May 19, 2021
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Note: This post first appeared on corwin-connect.com February 8, 2021. That piece is titled Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners in a Virtual or Hybrid Setting: Where Do We Go From Here? Beginning in March 2020 and continuing to the present, educators across the nation have shown remarkable resilience, creativity, and compassion as they work to educate […]
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5 Look-fors for English Learner (EL) Engagement in Distance or Hybrid Learning

  • Posted by SupportEd Team
  • On March 24, 2021
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As many schools across the country transition from full distance learning to hybrid models of instruction, some of us at SupportEd have had the opportunity to observe instruction of English learners (ELs) and coach teachers to hone their skills. We are humbled by teachers’ creativity, flexibility, and intentionality in integrating technology into their instruction to […]
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Building On Our Covid Experience: 3 Ways to Move Forward

  • Posted by Mindi Teich and Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On March 18, 2021
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Last week, Diane wrote about SupportEd’s ten year anniversary. At almost the same time, another anniversary has occurred of an event that has affected each one of us in many different ways. How did you feel when in-person schooling closed? What did you anticipate would happen to you, your students, your family, your friends? In […]
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Celebrating 10 Years of Supporting English Learners (ELs)

  • Posted by SupportEd Team
  • On March 11, 2021
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On March 8, 2011, Diane submitted a request to the Virginia State Corporation Commission to form a small consulting group to support educators of English Learners (ELs). Ten years later she looks back on SupportEd’s journey to this auspicious anniversary. – Celebrating 10 Years of Supporting English Learners (ELs) As with most events that have […]
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What I Know About My EL Google Slides Template

  • Posted by Marley Zeno
  • On October 7, 2020
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Before the pandemic, information sharing between teachers often happened in passing–in the hallway, over lunch, after school. Working virtually during distance learning has made sharing information about students even harder.  As always, educators rise to the challenge, adapt quickly, and have been creating virtual tools for sharing information, like Hollie Craddock’s WIDA-Student Slides Template. Craddock has […]
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State Recertification Requirements & Recommendations for All Teachers of English Learners

  • Posted by SupportEd Team
  • On September 24, 2020
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In 2019, the SupportEd team was wondering how many and which states require that all teachers receive professional development (PD) on teaching English learners (ELs) in order to meet recertification requirements. We were already familiar with the literature on which states require training on teaching ELs for pre-service teachers and initial certification, but what did […]
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Anti-Racist Resources for Educators

  • Posted by SupportEd Team
  • On June 3, 2020
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Even as language educators who often focus on teaching words, we have struggled to find those very words to name our reactions to the latest instances of police brutality and white supremacy that have taken place in the US. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and all victims of racism and state violence. […]
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What Has Worked So Far with Distance Learning for This Mom: The 3Cs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On April 28, 2020
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In the six weeks since my children’s school paused face-to-face instruction due to the coronavirus, we have all faced a steep learning curve in terms of distance learning. In my previous blog post on this topic, I shared 3 key takeaways about what navigating this new landscape means in my parental role and how vulnerable […]
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Renewed Teacher Appreciation in a Time of Distance Learning: Three Takeaways as a Parent and Educator

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On April 27, 2020
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Note: This post first appeared on k-12talk.com April 23, 2020. That piece is titled Renewed Teacher Appreciation in a Time of Distance Learning: Three Takeaways as a Parent and Educator. As a mother of three kids—in grades five, seven, and nine—it’s been utterly overwhelming to try and re-envision what schooling will look like for the […]
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Practical Strategies and Resources for EL Distance Learning

  • Posted by SupportEd Team
  • On April 6, 2020
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Note: This post is a guest blog written by Dr. Eugenia Krimmel. Dr. Krimmel is the founder of CollegeESL.com and an ESL Instructional Coach at Commonwealth Charter Academy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Countless schools across the country are temporarily closing their brick and mortar facilities to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 with many schools moving instruction […]
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