ELD in Dual Language Programs? Making the Case for Explicit Language Instruction

elizabethElizabeth Macias, Director of Secondary Services and Bilingual Support

 

It has long been the premise of Dual Language Education that language learning happens during meaningful interactions of different language groups within well-scaffolded lessons. 

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Constructing Meaning in the Arts

scott townsendScott Townsend, Secondary Services Team

 

“I am so glad that the arts community has gotten the message that the arts have a central and essential role in achieving the finest aspects of the common core.”

– David Coleman, president of The College Board and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) author

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Systematic ELD or Constructing Meaning: Principal tips for successful implementation

debbiDebbi Puente, Director of District Support

 

"A positive school culture is the bedrock upon which a strong school is built, and the school leader is pivotal in achieving this environment."
– How Leadership Influences Student Learning

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English Language Instruction: Improving expertise through focused reflection

karinaKarina Bruzzese, Associate – District Support Lead

 

Growth and improvement are what schools are about, for both students and teachers.

  

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English Learner Instruction: The power of acceleration

ellenEllen Levy, Lead Associate for Secondary Constructing Meaning

 

For many years, at least fifteen percent of freshmen at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, failed their science class. An alarming and predictable number of students did not receive credit for a required course, year in and year out – until 2010.

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How Systematic ELD Nurtures Success: Growing critical skills

aideAidé Vásquez Yepez, Elementary Services

 

I had the opportunity to visit a classroom as the teacher and students were just delving into the first of the SysELD Instructional Units, and again as they were wrapping up the second one.

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Explicit English Language Support for CCSS Tasks

ellenEllen Levy, Lead Associate for Secondary Constructing Meaning

 

With the arrival of the Common Core State Standards comes a new generation of assessments. For years, multiple-choice questions have dominated the landscape of standardized tests. In the new CCSS paradigm, students will be required to produce complex written performance tasks to demonstrate understanding. 

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Supporting English Learner Systems: The work of instructional coaching defined

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Debra Puente, Director of District Support

 

District leaders often ask us for guidance about how best to sustain the implementation of new initiatives.

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Building English Learners' Confidence and Success Through Academic Writing

ellen scottEllen Levy and Scott Townsend, Secondary Services Team          

 

“I always wanted to go to college, but I never had the confidence that I could say and write the things I know.” She smiles and sweeps the bangs from her eyes. “Then someone showed me how.” 

– Monica DiBella, senior, New Dorp High School, Staten Island, as quoted in
The Writing Revolution by Peg Tyre, The Atlantic, October 2012

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