How to Support Culturally Responsive Instruction in Your School

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On December 12, 2018
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The holiday season is a great time to reflect on what your school is doing to support and value linguistically and culturally diverse students and their families. In their article entitled Culturally Responsive Instruction for Holiday and Religious Celebrations, Cynthia Lundgren and Giselle Lundy-Ponce provide general recommendations for culturally responsive instruction as well as guidance specifically focused […]
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Our Top Three Takeaways From WIDA 2018

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On December 3, 2018
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We enjoyed connecting in person with many of you and collaborating to better serve our English learners during WIDA 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Today, we’d like to share SupportEd’s Top Three Takeaways from the conference.   Takeaway 1 – Newcomers Teachers are looking for ways to support their newcomers. One great way to address this […]
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Fall News 2018

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On November 13, 2018
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We’ve had a productive fall fostering English learners’ success with new and ongoing long-term projects, face-to-face professional development (PD) in several states and Canada, various conference presentations, and two online professional development (PD) courses. New Projects NCELA. We are kicking off work to manage the U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition’s National […]
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Teaching Academic Vocabulary to English Learners: A Q&A with Sydney Snyder

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On September 13, 2018
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Note: This post first appeared on Education.com June 4, 2018. That piece is titled Teaching Academic Vocabulary to English Learners: A Q&A with Sydney Snyder. It’s a common scenario when teaching English learners (ELs): The textbook or unit plan comes with a lengthy list of key vocabulary. Should all of them be taught in depth? […]
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Top 5 Strategies to Position English Learners for Success This Year

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On August 22, 2018
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We hope you’ve had a restful summer and have taken some time to reflect on the previous school year as well as think ahead to what awaits you this fall. Over the summer, we have had the opportunity to do the same in our work with teachers of English learners (ELs) in several states. We know […]
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Scaffolding Instruction for English Learners

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 8, 2018
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Note: This post first appeared on Education.com June 4, 2018. That piece is titled Scaffolding Instruction for English Learners: A Q&A with Diane Staehr Fenner. With English learners (ELs) numbering more than 4.8 million and comprising 10 percent of the general school-aged population, all teachers should consider themselves teachers of ELs. To that end, all […]
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Spring/Summer News 2018

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On May 21, 2018
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We are having a productive spring and summer fostering English learners’ success at SupportEd with four summer online courses starting in July, various ongoing projects, professional development (PD), upcoming conference presentations, and live webinars. Online EL Professional Development Courses (July 2 – August 10, 2018) This summer we are offering four online courses. In addition […]
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Yes, We Could!! The Story of How Latino Parents Revived Our School’s PTA

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On March 6, 2018
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Note: This post is a guest blog written by Bilingual Community Liaison Ingrid Montenegro of Fulton County Schools. Montenegro and SupportEd President Diane Staehr Fenner met at the Kennesaw State University 2018 ESOL Conference. I am a Bilingual Community Liaison for Fulton County Schools in Georgia. My school, Lake Forest Elementary, is located in the heart […]
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The Five Pillars of Equitably Grading ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On February 23, 2018
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Note: This post first appeared on Colorín Colorado February 16, 2018 and complements a blog written by Larry Ferlazzo. That piece is titled Grading English Language Learners – A Perspective From Two Teachers. We have recently discovered that there is a lack of resources in our field about how to equitably grade English language learners (ELLs). This blog […]
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Winter News 2018

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder
  • On January 18, 2018
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SupportEd Winter News 2018 We are having a productive winter at SupportEd with our three online courses, ongoing projects and professional development (PD), and upcoming conference presentations. Online EL Courses (January 22 – March 9, 2018) This winter we are offering three online courses. In addition to our popular courses on EL advocacy and SLIFE, we […]
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