Great Resource for Teachers of ELLs at the MC3 Website

This month I would like to highlight The Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center (MC3). The MC-3 is one of a national network of 21 federally funded centers designed to assist state education agencies (SEAs) increase capacity to provide sustained support to districts and schools as they implement the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). MC3 provides high quality research-based technical assistance (TA) to the SEAs of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
One of the most effective resources I would like to highlight is their information about English Language Learners (ELLs). In the website the y present support for ELL in their community of practices links.
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The have summarized effective practices for ELL and address inclusive settings. The have a pretty good list of resources and links to each area that are beneficial for all not just the states they serve. Great place to visit for question on working with ELLs and their families.

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RTI, ELLs, Special Ed

Claudia Rinaldi View All →

Professor Claudia Rinaldi is the Chair of the Education Program at Lasell University. Her areas of research are the implementation of the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) framework in urban settings with English learners, teacher education in bilingual special education, and diversifying the teacher pipeline. Claudia has authored peer-reviewed publications and a book for educators called Practical Ways to Engage All Struggling Readers. She lead and developed a graduate certificate program in Teaching Bilingual Students with Disabilities for general, ESL and special education teachers geared towards applying research-informed practices to the questions and processes of identifying whether it is a language difference or a learning disability. Claudia developed a college mentoring program called Pathways to Teacher Diversity for districts and teacher education programs to partner in identifying and supporting underrepresented high school students interested in teaching careers to successfully access and persist in college. She serves in various boards including the National Center for Learning Disabilities and serves as an expert for Understood.org and the National Center for Intensive Interventions.

Professor Claudia Rinaldi believes that it is critical to prepare teacher leaders who may serve as advocates and allies and who will respond to the belief that all students can learn and succeed beyond barriers like culture, language, disability poverty, and marginalization in our country and globally.

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