LCPS English Language Learners Program

English Language Learners Program - Loudoun County Public Schools

Operating as usual

10/02/2015

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice’s English Learner Tool Kit, available at the link below, contains ten chapters aligned to the EL guidance published in January, 2015. These resources are designed to assist education agencies in ensuring that ELs in public schools have access to a high-quality education.

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oela/english-learner-toolkit/index.html

09/18/2015

vesa | Annual Conference

Save to date for the Virginia ESL Supervisors (VESA) 2016 Conference! Jan. 28-29, 2016
http://www.vesava.org/ #!conference/c1wk9

vesa | Annual Conference The Virginia ESL Supervisors' Association, VESA promotes the academic achievement of English Language Learners in grades PK. Annual Conference in early February

Photos from LCPS English Language Learners Program's post 02/27/2015

What It Takes for English Learners to Succeed

02/26/2015

Imagine Learning

See what is happening with Imagine Learning.

Imagine Learning Imagine Learning empowers educators to inspire breakthrough moments in every student’s unique learning journey.

11/04/2014

WIDA

Great WIDA Brief on using technology in the classroom. Go to the WIDA download library at wida.us/download. Look under "New" in the upper left hand and find the PDF of "Focus on Technology in the Classroom"

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WIDA WIDA supports academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators.

ASCD book - The Differentiated Classroom, 2nd Edition by Carol Ann Tomlinson 07/16/2014

ASCD book - The Differentiated Classroom, 2nd Edition by Carol Ann Tomlinson

http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/differentiated-classroom-2nd-edition.aspx

ASCD book - The Differentiated Classroom, 2nd Edition by Carol Ann Tomlinson In the update of her best-selling, classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how teachers can divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, r…

04/28/2014

Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Webinar on the Newest WWC Practice Guide on Teaching English Learners

The webinar will focus on the new WWC practice guide "Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School." The presenters will cover key recommendations in the areas of academic vocabulary, content-area material, written language, and small-group instructional intervention.
The webinar will be held on May 1, 2014, 3:00–4:15 p.m. ET.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/642821034780109313

04/23/2014

Worth Reading:
"What Research Says About… / Closing the Vocabulary Gap"
Jane L. David
Educational Leadership: March 2010 | Volume 67 | Number 6
Reading to Learn Pages 85-86

04/22/2014

Excellent books by Margarita Calderon: Margarita's most recent books are, Breaking Through: Effective Instruction & Assessment for Reaching English Learners. An Anthology, winner of the 2013 Bronze Publishers' Award and Teaching Reading and Comprehension to English Learners.

Solution Tree | Creating Conditions for Success for English Learners 04/15/2014

Solution Tree | Creating Conditions for Success for English Learners

This is an excellent presenter with years of experience in the field. I highly encourage you to view this webinar.

Solution Tree | Creating Conditions for Success for English Learners High achievement for English learners cannot happen until both teachers and administrators have a working knowledge of how best to teach and support them.

Ideas for teachers to take charge of their PD 04/15/2014

Ideas for teachers to take charge of their PD

Ideas for teachers to take charge of their PD Educators can take control of their professional development by leveraging professional learning networks as well as online resources, educator Monica Burns writes in this blog post. Burns suggests educators connect on Twitter, join a Twitter chat, watch a webinar, access video tutorials and start a...

Loudoun Embraces New Strategy To Improve More Than Test Scores 02/20/2014

Loudoun Embraces New Strategy To Improve More Than Test Scores

Congratulations LCPS educators!

Loudoun Embraces New Strategy To Improve More Than Test Scores Three Loudoun County schools that faced state sanctions after missing the mark on standardized tests put in place a school improvement plan that did more than lay out a list of lofty goals—it translated into significant changes in how they teach.And the result has earned praise from the Virginia Dep...

Math class needs a makeover 02/16/2014

Math class needs a makeover

Connections!!

Math class needs a makeover Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. In his talk, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think. (Filmed at TEDxNY...

Timeline photos 02/10/2014

Lesson plans

Late-night lesson planning? Download these professional-development resources, sample lesson plans, and more for boosting student engagement and performance: http://bit.ly/1fXgi4S.

Timeline photos 01/12/2014

Great read!

Learn 8 engaging strategies to teach academic language to ALL learners: http://bit.ly/1aOyXdT.

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language 01/08/2014

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

Great article

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language "Change your language and you change your thoughts." -- Karl Albrecht Understanding Academic Language Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are

Writing Superhero Conclusions with the Phantom Endings Exercise 01/07/2014

Writing Superhero Conclusions with the Phantom Endings Exercise

Worth a read!

Writing Superhero Conclusions with the Phantom Endings Exercise Students are taught that a closing paragraph should accomplish three things: Restate an essay's thesis Summarize main points Provide a finished feel In response to this information, young writers

CONVENE -- "Flipping" the Classroom For Meetings | International Meetings Review 01/04/2014

CONVENE -- "Flipping" the Classroom For Meetings | International Meetings Review

Flipped classroom...

CONVENE -- "Flipping" the Classroom For Meetings | International Meetings Review The essence of flipped learning is not its methodology, Education Consultant Jon Bergmann told Convene, but a question that's relevant to teachers and meeting planners everywhere: “What is the best use of face-to-face time?”

A Formula for Teaching Controversial Topics 12/27/2013

A Formula for Teaching Controversial Topics

Good tips for meaningful conversations

A Formula for Teaching Controversial Topics A teacher has developed a formula to debate topics like gun control with her middle school students.

10/12/2013

Digital Programs and Systems [Gateway]

Article: Segregating Arizona's English Learners: A Return to the "Mexican Room"?

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Timeline photos 10/04/2013

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