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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From Deficit-Based to Assets-Based: Breaking Down the Wall One Essential Shift at a Time

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On February 5, 2020
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Note: This Q&A with Debbie Zacarian and SupportEd president Diane Staehr Fenner first appeared on languagemagazine.com January 22, 2020. That piece is titled From Deficit-Based to Assets-Based: Breaking Down the Wall One Essential Shift at a Time. Staehr Fenner and Zacarian are two of nine co-authors of Breaking Down the Wall. – Dan Alpert: Debbie and […]
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Supporting Undocumented Students Applying to College: 4 Advocacy Steps

  • Posted by Marley Zeno
  • On December 13, 2019
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In October at the annual WIDA Conference, Diane Staehr Fenner and I presented a session on Strengthening English Learners’ Pathways to High School Graduation. During the Q&A, an educator raised the issue of undocumented students applying to college and the added layer of complications they face. We quickly realized there is still a lot of […]
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Top Three Takeaways – WIDA 2019

  • Posted by SupportEd Team
  • On November 8, 2019
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We enjoyed seeing many of you in person recently to collaborate around better serving our ELs at the 2019 WIDA conference in Providence, Rhode Island. In this blog post, we’d like to share SupportEd’s Top Three Takeaways from that conference.  – – Disrupting ELs’ and multilingual learners’ education was a common theme that surfaced during […]
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3 Strategies for Promoting English Learners’ Assets

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On September 26, 2019
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Note: This post first appeared on k-12talk.com September 24, 2019. That piece is titled Back to School: Promoting English Learners’ Assets. The proportion of English learners (ELs) in the United States public school system has reached nearly ten percent of all students and is on a nationwide growth trajectory¹. Along with this growth in numbers, […]
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Overcoming Barriers to EL Family Engagement

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On August 30, 2019
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The start of a new school year marks an excellent time to determine priorities and set goals that encourage and support the success of our ELs. One topic to consider as you begin the 2019-2020 school year might be EL family engagement. In this blog post, I will discuss why EL family engagement matters, what it […]
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A Q & A with Diane Staehr Fenner

  • Posted by SupportEd Team
  • On August 6, 2019
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Note: This Q&A with SupportEd president Diane Staehr Fenner first appeared on educateiowa.gov June 18, 2019. That piece is titled Keynote: Ending the education gap for English learners can be done. Staehr Fenner was a keynote speaker at the 15th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute held during June 2019 in Ankeny, Iowa. – – There’s […]
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