Winter News

  • Posted by SupportEd Team
  • On December 1, 2020
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In 2020 we have continued to adapt to the changing instructional landscape by providing facilitated online courses, self-paced on-demand courses and book studies, virtual professional development, and ongoing technical assistance projects to foster the success of English learners. – Facilitated Online Courses  – ➤  Upcoming 12-Hour Facilitated Online Courses (January 25 – March 8, 2021)  Registration […]
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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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Spring/Summer News 2020

  • Posted by SupportEd Team
  • On April 27, 2020
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In 2020 we have been responding to the rapidly changing instructional landscape to continue fostering ELs’ success with several types of online professional development. We also provide an overview of our new and ongoing long-term technical assistance projects, conference presentations, and more. – New! On-Demand Book Studies We’re excited to announce two fully self-paced 20-hour online […]
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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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Winter News

  • Posted by Kate Monick
  • On January 24, 2020
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We are having a productive start to the new year fostering ELs’ success with five online courses, new and ongoing long-term technical assistance projects, professional development (PD) in several states, upcoming conference keynotes and presentations, and more. Online EL Professional Development Courses (January 21 – March 6, 2020) This winter, we are proud to run […]
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