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September 13, 2011

Ed. Department Awards Grants to Improve ELL Teaching

The U.S. Department of Education awards $14.8 million in grants to colleges and universities supporting English-language learner instructors' professional development.

May 31, 2011

How Instructional Teams Support Education of ELLs

Having school-level instructional teams is one tool that has helped San Diego's Chula Vista Elementary School District succeed with English-language learners, according to a long-time administrator in the district.

December 28, 2010

Guide Tells How to Differentiate Instruction for ELLs

A guide by two professional-development consultants spells out in great detail how teachers can tailor instruction for English-language learners according to the students' levels of English proficiency.

November 11, 2010

What Does Sustained Teacher Training for ELLs Look Like?

Educators at Lanier High School in Austin, Texas, credit a professional-development program developed by WestEd as helping teachers to narrow the gap between English-language learners and other students.

October 26, 2010

Is It True That Language Lessons Are Good for All Kids?

An elementary school in Sterling, Va., has implemented strategies for teaching English-language learners schoolwide and found them to be beneficial for all students

October 13, 2010

California To Create Teaching Credential for Secondary ELLs

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has decided to create a new teaching credential to prepare teachers to provide English-language-development instruction at the secondary level.

October 05, 2010

WestEd Offers Free Webinars on ELL Instruction

Researchers Diane August and Timothy Shanahan will be guests for a free Webinar on effective instruction for English-language learners on Oct. 27, hosted by WestEd.

April 14, 2010

Larry Ferlazzo: Community Organizer Turned Teacher

Larry Ferlazzo's new book, English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work, gives ideas about how to nurture in students good qualities of learners and leaders.

April 07, 2010

Free Webinar: How to Provide ELL Professional Development

Aida Qalqui, the director of teacher development at WestEd, is the guest tomorrow for a free Webinar about how to provide coherent and holistic professional development to teachers who work with ELLs.

February 25, 2010

Head Start Teachers for Migrant Kids Have Education Barriers

Head Start teachers from Native American or migrant communities have a lot of linguistic and cultural expertise but they also tend to lack formal education credentials.

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