The Education Connections website is designed to serve as a portal for educators working with English learners, providing a wide range of resources and building connections among educators to share best practices.
Presented by the Center for Applied Linguistics and powered by the University of Oregon's Oba platform, the Education Connections website will be growing and expanding with new resources in the coming months. The resources linked below provide information on implementing standards-based instruction for English learners that we think you will find useful.
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Questions? Feel free to contact the Education Connections team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're excited to have you as a part of this growing community of educators!
In this live virtual event, Dr. Luciana de Oliveira will describe the general principles of a language-based approach to content instruction (LACI). Participants will learn the “six Cs” of support for scaffolding that guide LACI for English learners who are simultaneously learning language and content. Examples from two classrooms will be used to illustrate the six Cs of support. Register today.
In the course of conducting professional development and other activities designed to improve outcomes for English learners, CAL staff have encountered questions from educators about integrating the Common Core State Standards into content area curricula for English learners. This brief, designed for practitioners, provides information and answers based on CAL's practical experience and academic expertise on language learning and English learners.
This article provides basic information on the Common Core State Standards and how they affect all students. Although this isn't a specific resource for English learners, if you still want more information on the CCSS, this is a good place to start!
In this video clip you will see Ms. White of Swanson Middle School in Arlington, Virginia deliver a pre-algebra lesson on three-dimensional figures to her eighth grade math students. Ms. White teaches native English speakers and a small number of English learners.
The Understanding Language team at Stanford University provides resources for teaching English learners in lessons designed around the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards.