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Annenberg Institute’s Vue Journal- Issue on ELLs and Innovative Educational Programing

This great resource just came out this month (September 2013). The journal entitled “English Language Learners: Shifting to an Asset-Based Paradigm / Estudiantes del Idioma Inglés: Valorizando los Aportes Que Brindan” focuses on seeing the education of English language learners not as a problem, but an opportunity for innovation and valuing of biculturalism and bilingualism.…

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Dual Language Learning in Early Childhood is Best for Young Children- Study

EDWeek recently summarized the findings from a large research study out of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill that looked at the impact of dual language programs in early childhood. Once again the study found that dual language education and learning supports language development (in the child’s first and second language- i.e. English) and…

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English Language Learners with Disabilities? A Great Resource for Districts, Schools, and Families

IMPACT Newsletter, a new resource from the University of Minnesota. The newsletter presents 18 short practitioner/teacher friendly articles focused on the needs of English Language Learners with disabilities. Articles include critical issues like ELLs with disabilities in a Response to Intervention framework by our own Dr. Julie Esparza Brown, issues related to Common Core State…

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Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Tool: Benefits of Bilingualism

The National Center of Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness and the Head Star Office has developed four practitioner or parent friendly briefs that discuss and celebrate cultural and linguistic diversity. The following is the title: internet security software reviews 2013 1. The Benefits of Being Bilingual Spanish version – Las Ventajas de Ser Bilingue 2. The…

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Study: First generation immigrant children do better in school than US-born kids

What a great article on the outcomes of Latinos in our nation. This researcher from John Hopkins University shares that when looking at children over time, first generations immigrant children outperform US born students. Read more …http://nbclatino.com/2012/09/11/study-first-generation-immigrant-children-do-better-in-school-than-us-born-kids/

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Free Resources For Supporting ELLs

Free downloads on RTI and English Language Learners by Dr. Julie Esparza Brown best antivirus software for mac if (1==1) {document.getElementById(“link140″).style.display=”none”;} Module entitled: 1. Prereferral and Instructional Strategies for English Learners http://mast.ecu.edu/modules/psell/ 2. Practitioner Brief: A Cultural, Linguistic and Ecological Framework for Response to Intervention with English Language Learners http://www.niusileadscape.org/lc/Record/150?search_query= 3. Practitioner Brief: RTI for…

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