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Top Ten Resources on the CCSS for ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On January 3, 2013
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Originally posted January 1, 2013 on Colorin Colorado by Diane Staehr Fenner Happy New Year! I hope that all of you have enjoyed a restful and fulfilling holiday season and have had a chance to recharge your batteries to begin 2013. Since top ten lists are popular during this time of year, I thought I’d compile […]
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Understanding Language’s New CCSS Unit for ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On December 8, 2012
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Originally posted December 7, 2012 on Colorin Colorado by Diane Staehr Fenner Understanding Language’s December 6 webinar, presented by George Bunch, Susan Pimentel, Aída Walqui, Lydia Stack, and Martha Castellón, showcased the first of the Stanford University initiative’s curricular units for teachers to use in their classrooms. The official launch of the exemplar provides one example of […]
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The Wonderful Week of Webinars

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On December 7, 2012
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Originally posted December 6, 2012 by Diane Staehr Fenner They say good things happen in threes; this seems to be the case with webinars focusing on the connection between the CCSS and ELLs. Within the past week there will have been three high-profile webinars on CCSS for ELLs that I am aware of. In case you […]
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Becoming an Academic Language Mentor for ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On November 26, 2012
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Posted on the Colorín Colorado blog November 26, 2012 by Diane Staehr Fenner As you settle back into your post-Thanksgiving, pre-holiday classroom routine with your ELLs, you may be looking for some strategies you can use right now with your ELLs to help support their access to the CCSS. I came across an article written […]
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Takeaways From the AFT Roundtable on the CCSS and ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On November 14, 2012
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Posted on the Colorín Colorado blog November 14, 2012 by Diane Staehr Fenner Yesterday, I attended the American Federation of Teachers’ Second Roundtable on the CCSS and ELLs. Here’s a photo of all the presenters.
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CCSS/ELL Themes I’m Seeing

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On October 25, 2012
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Diane Staehr Fenner / October 25, 2012 Published here at the Colorín Colorado blog I recently had the opportunity to facilitate three roundtable discussions on the implementation of the CCSS for ELLs in Miami, Florida.  These conversations took place at the ninth National Summit on Hispanic Education organized by the Association of Latino Administrators and […]
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Intro CCSS ELL Blog for Colorín Colorado

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On October 19, 2012
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Diane Staehr Fenner / October 19, 2012 Published here at the Colorín Colorado blog Welcome to the first weekly Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Learners (ELLs) blog! I’m Diane Staehr Fenner, and I’ll let you know a little more about myself in just a bit. Before I do that, I’d like to […]
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$5.69 Professional Development

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On September 13, 2012
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Ayanna Cooper / September 13, 2012 Originally published here September 4, 2012 at TESOL International Association’s blog Welcome to the online discussion about Professional Development on a shoestring budget! When reflecting on Rehab Rajab’s article I thought a lot about the ways in which I participate in low cost professional development activities. I have to […]
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Instruction for Diverse Groups of English Language Learners

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On September 11, 2012
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Diane Staehr Fenner / September 11, 2012 In this paper commissioned by Stanford University’s Understanding Language project, Aída Walqui and Margaret Heritage present the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as an “opportunity” for educators to more effectively serve ELs and positively impact their academic achievement. They describe five research-based principles upon which they feel instruction […]
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The Role of the English as a Second Language Teacher During the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On September 11, 2012
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Diane Staehr Fenner / September 11, 2012 Forty-six states have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but few have fully executed and practices to assist English Learners reach those standards. This disconnect poses a number of challenges for English as a Second Language (ESL) and general education teachers as they work to ensure the […]
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