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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Fall News 2019

  • Posted by Kate Monick
  • On September 11, 2019
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We’ve had an engaging and productive fall fostering English learners’ success with new and ongoing long-term technical assistance projects, professional development (PD) in several states, various conference presentations, and the launch of two new online short courses in upcoming months. Ongoing Technical Assistance Projects NCELA. We are continuing our work to manage the U.S. Department […]
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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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6 Steps to Making Texts Accessible for ELs

  • Posted by Jill Kester
  • On April 24, 2019
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Imagine the following scenario. Ameena is an English learner (EL) in the 8th grade who entered a U.S. public school for the first time one and a half years ago. Her overall proficiency level is 3 on a scale in her state where 1=entering and 6=proficient. When her teachers use complex grade level text for […]
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Spring/Summer News 2019

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On April 5, 2019
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We are having a productive season at SupportEd with EL Master Plan partnerships and ongoing technical assistance projects, face-to-face professional development (PD) in several states, multiple presentations, and five upcoming online summer professional development courses. Ongoing Technical Assistance Projects Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky. We are working with JCPS to develop a new EL Master […]
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Four Practices for Fostering ELs’ Oral Language Development

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On February 5, 2019
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Engaging English Learners (ELs) in Academic Conversations Imagine this scene… your students are in small groups using images from a story that you recently read to discuss the story’s themes. As you kneel down to listen in on one group’s conversation, you overhear one of your quieter English learners say to her classmate, “Could you […]
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Welcoming our newest team member

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On January 29, 2019
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We are happy to announce that the SupportEd team has grown with the addition of our newest member, Joanna Duggan.  Joanna began working with SupportEd in January 2019 in order to further her passion for bridging research and practice in the service of educational equity for English learners (ELs). She is currently contributing to several […]
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Winter News 2019

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On January 29, 2019
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Happy New Year! We’ve had a productive start to fostering English learners’ success this winter with new and ongoing long-term projects, face-to-face professional development (PD), four online PD courses, and our first SupportEd webinar of 2019. New Projects Reading School District, Pennsylvania. We are working with Reading School District (RSD) to develop their first EL […]
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10 Keys for Developing an English Learner Master Plan

  • Posted by Teddi Predaris and Joanna Duggan
  • On January 23, 2019
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Have you ever wished for one common vehicle that brings together the necessary elements of English learner (EL) education: high-quality standards, effective instructional principles, assessment, research, and professional development? EL master plans provide a tool that is comprehensive, responsive to your  local context, and accessible to a wide body of stakeholders in multilingual learners’ education […]
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