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WIDA: World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium supports academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators.

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) aims to promote and improve the teaching and learning of languages.

The mission of the Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) is to: 1) Provide national leadership to help ensure that English language learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academically and, 2) Assist in building the nation’s capacity in critical foreign languages.

TESOL underwrites programs and undertakes a variety of projects with the aim of furthering respect for the profession of TESOL, for its practitioners, and for the profession’s student constituency. TESOL’s advocacy program addresses issues that affect the profession in the United States and elsewhere.

The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only national professional organization devoted to representing Bilingual Learners and Bilingual Education professionals.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a Civics and Citizenship Toolkit and Teacher resource page to help prospective citizens learn what they need to know.

LESSON PLANS

  • Teaching English – The BBC has so many resources, it’s impossible to list them all.

PRINTABLE BOOKS, ONLINE BOOKS, AND WORKSHEETS

LOTS OF LINKS AND OTHER RESOURCES

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

ONLINE RESOURCES

  • WordSift – Find out what words come up most often in texts you require students to read.
  • Using the Academic Word List – Tools that will help you teach students words they’ll need in academia.
  • OKAPI! – Create reading Probes with text you provide.

DOWNLOADABLE PDF DOCUMENTS

ALTELLA Brief No. 1: Establishing a Definition of English Learners With Significant Cognitive Disabilities (PDF)

ALTELLA Brief No. 2: Considerations for Educators Serving English Learners With Significant Cognitive Disabilities (PDF)

ALTELLA Brief No. 3: Nonverbal Communication in Diverse Classrooms: Intercultural Competence Considerations for Supporting English Learners with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (PDF)

ALTELLA Brief No. 4: Individualized Education Programs for English Learners With Significant Cognitive Disabilities (PDF)

ALTELLA Brief No. 5: A Framework for Understanding English Learners With Disabilities: Triple the Work (PDF)

ALTELLA Brief No. 6: Case Examples of English Learners With Significant Cognitive Disabilities (PDF)

ALTELLA Brief No. 7: The Role of Language and Communication in the Education of English Learners With Significant Cognitive Disabilities (PDF)

ALTELLA Brief No. 8: Talking Points for State Leaders: Alternate English Language Proficiency Standards and Assessments (PDF)

TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE WEB RESOURCES

Center for the Developing Child (Harvard University) – videos of key concepts

Child Trauma Academy

Edutopia

Trauma Informed Classroom Strategies Microlearning

Trauma Sensitive Schools

LINKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE USING
DavesESLcafe
byu-coca
Discovery Education

www.uscis.gov/citizenship
http://www.allhighschools.com/
http://www.classfinders.com/
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/education.html
http://highschoolnetwork.net/
http://high-schools.com/
http://nces.ed.gov/
http://www.all4ed.org/
http://elementaryschools.org/