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edTPA Perspectives from the Field: Influence of CCSS and Impact on Teachers of ELLs

In last week’s blog post, I shared some information on the edTPA for English as an Additional Language (EAL), which is a new licensure assessment for pre-service teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL). I focused on the connection between the edTPA in English as an Additional Language and the Common Core. This week,…

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Preparing New Teachers to Work with ELLs: An Overview of the edTPA

In a recent blog post, I wrote about how ELL experts are rethinking preparation of ESL teachers in the Common Core era.  As I wrote that post, one of the topics I started thinking about was the edTPA, a relatively new assessment for pre-service teacher candidates (formerly called the Teacher Performance Assessment). Ever since I…

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Next Generation Science Standards: Offering Equitable Opportunities for ELLs to Engage in Science

Hi, Everyone! We are very excited to share a new article from Colorín Colorado written by Emily Miller, a second- and third-grade bilingual resource teacher for the Madison, WI Metropolitan School District.  Emily served on the Next Generation Science Standards‘ (NGSS) Elementary Writing Team as well as the Diversity & Equity Team, and she was previously…

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Bay Area District Offers ELL Parent Outreach on Common Core

Hi, everyone!  We wanted to share a story about some recent ELL parent engagement efforts around the Common Core that might spark some ideas of your own! Earlier this month, teachers of the Jefferson Elementary Federation of Teachers (JEFT) in Daly City, CA teamed up with the American Federation of Teachers and the California Federation…