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Explaining ACCESS Scores

Here is a handy little video by one of my classmates.  She collaborated with her school’s ESL teacher to produce this informational bit on how to better understand ACCESS scores.

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WIDA Standards, Can Dos and guidelines for fairly assessing English Language Learners in your classroom

 Here are some videos I created for my EDU 581 course at Georgetown College regarding the WIDA consortium Standards, Can Dos as well as assessment for English Language Learners.

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From the ESL Trenches: Tandem Teaching as the new Collaboration

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A real-life story of teachers who make it work.  Read about their ideas that work here “http://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=123041” Great teacher ideas advocating closing the achievement gap with real action.

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Community Involvement with ESL Students

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For many teens in school, volunteering is typically a requirement for graduation. Many teens probably don’t like spending their free time cleaning up trash in the park, talking to elderly people in a nursing home, or repainting some old building. I certainly didn’t. Like most teens, I rather wanted to hang out with friends, watch movies, and fool around.

But volunteering is truly a beneficial way for teens to discover new interests, make connections, help others and make an impact in their communities.

Volunteering projects and experiences help teens build character, social skills, independence, and responsibility. Volunteers are given chances to work with people they may or may not know, understand differences of opinion, and solve problems using teamwork.

It also provides ESL students with the perfect opportunity to use their skills in real-life interactions.

Kelly Hobby, Katherine Olivieri, Mirta SotoTeenage ESL students are seldom given chances to practice speaking English outside…

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Boone County Schools

A classmate of mine has been given the February 2015 Break the Mold Honor for her county.  So proud!  Check it out!

Boone County Schools.

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Teaching English as a second English for children: creating a learning environment through playing or not?

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Being teachers of English as a second language (ESL teachers), it is necessary for us to let children study in a positive classroom by encouraging them to take part in both outdoor and indoor activities. And in the scope of this post, we suggest ESL teachers trying to create a positive learning environment through allowing children to both learn and play when learning English.

First of all, we should understand what a positive learning environment and learning through play mean. A positive learning environment can be defined as a place where teaching and learning can take place simultaneously and flexibly in the most effective and productive manner. And learning through play is a term to describe how children can learn to make sense of the world around them, what they can gain from take part in meaningful activities and the relationship between learning and playing.

Generally, not all teachers pay…

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WIDA Lesson Plan Share Space

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Standardized Test Prep for ELLs

Created by one of my classmates. Great tips for preparing ELLs for standardized tests.

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ESL Push-In and Pull-Out

This piece provides some insight into the actions of ESL teachers, be it in the mainstream classroom or directly in the ESL classroom.

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YouTube Video of Real Collaboration Session Between ESL and Mainstream Teacher

Here is a project that a classmate of mine completed for one of his ESL courses. This involves him collaborating with a mainstream teaching on modifying a lesson for an English language learner. Very insightful and professional.

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