Education Northwest NEW RESOURCE: New Video Introduces Oregon Educators to Tribal History/Shared History The IMPACT-PD program — Improving Preschoolers’ Acquisition of Language through CIn 2017, Senate Bill 13 authorizing the Oregon Department of Education to develop a statewide curriculum on the experiences of Native Americans in Oregon passed. This was the impetus for Tribal History/Shared History, a curriculum with 45 lesson plans for grades 4, 8, and 10. In advance of the release of the curriculum later in this school year, a brief video introduces Tribal History/Shared History to school leaders and those who will have a role implementing the curriculum. educationnorthwest.org/news/new-video-introduces-oregon-educators-tribal-historyshared-history?ut...... See MoreSee Less
Colorín Colorado NEW RESOURCE: Must-Have Resources for Administrators about Supporting Immigrant Families ColorÍn Colorado has compiled a list of resources specifically for school leaders on supporting EL and immigrant students and their families. The resources include guides on engaging EL families and on supporting immigrant students and families. It also includes video projects from schools showing different strategies in action and the link to a blog with tips and resources for school leaders. www.colorincolorado.org/blog/must-have-resources-administrators-about-supporting-immigrant-families... See MoreSee Less
How can school leaders support their English language learner (ELL) and immigrant students and families? Take a look at these resources from Colorín Colorado and other organizations for ideas on how to get started!
KJRH.com Tulsa Public Schools has expanded its dual-language programs as they see a spike in English learners The number of ELs in the Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) has been increasing. In the 2018-2019 school year, there were 57,134 ELs from 60 countries speaking 79 different languages although the majority of ELs speak Spanish. To keep up with the growing numbers of ELs, TPS is expanding its dual-language programs in the elementary schools. School officials said this model was the "most effective way for ELs to learn." www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/tulsa-public-schools-has-expanded-its-dual-language-programs-as-they...... See MoreSee Less
Chicago Tribune Instructors from Spain help teach bilingual classrooms at U46, D300, East Aurora Through a partnership between the Illinois State Board of Education and Spain’s Ministry of Education and culture, 130 teachers from Spain arrived in the state to fill the state’s bilingual education vacancies and introduce Spanish culture to the schools in which they work. The teachers are on three-year visas which can be renewed for an additional two years. Education officials said that despite recruiting locally and in states with large Spanish-speaking populations, the state would not be able to fulfill the state’s need for bilingual educators without the teachers from Spain. www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-isbe-spain-teachers-exchange-st-0901-201...... See MoreSee Less
School District U46, East Aurora, and School District 300 are among several Illinois school districts who have hired teachers from Spain over the past two decades as part of a cultural exchange program between the state and the European country.
December 3-6, 2019 Multilingual Illinois 2019: 43rd Annual Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students Oak Brook, IL The Illinois Resource hosts this four-day annual statewide educational conference that attracts 3,000 Early Childhood through 12th grade multilingual and ESL educators, school administrators, and other professionals. This exciting professional development gathering features more than 200 presentations on topics such as identifying and meeting the needs of every student, the role of culture, the impact of technology, instructional strategies, assessment techniques, and ways of involving students and their families in learning. The Illinois Resource Center invites you to propose a session until September 23, 2019. multilingualil2019.sched.com/... See MoreSee Less