Multilingualism Should be the Norm, Not a Privileg Reserved for Immigrants

29/07/2014

An interesting discussion on how to build capacity for multilingualism in the article “How we kill languages and fail our cleverest children” reblogged from https://theconversation.com/how-we-kill-languages-and-fail-our-cleverest-children-29137


Guide to Engage Immigrant Families

29/07/2014

Can be accessed the free guide at this link: http://www.colorincolorado.org/pdfs/guides/Engaging-ELL-Families.pdf?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Hootsuite&utm_campaign=CCSocialMedia


Feds back English learner lawsuit against state

29/07/2014

For all title III readers:
Reblogged and link: http://hechingerreport.org/content/feds-back-english-learner-lawsuit-state_16833/

Excerpt:
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has found an ally in the U.S. Department of Justice for its lawsuit charging that the state abdicated its obligation to ensure all students classified as English learners get extra instructional services to become fluent in English. The lawsuit, filed in April 2013, is set for a one-day trial next week in Los Angeles County Superior Court.


How to be a Culturally Responsive School

28/07/2014

Reblogged from the FB page of Latino Interest Forum posted by Jorge Saenz De Viteri

Excerpt: Diversity or multicultural education is not about Cinco de Mayo, Black History Month or wearing costumes and the like (Ormrod, 1999). Rather, it is a continuous process in which children learn about their background; learn about the backgrounds of people who are different from them; gain exposure to activities, materials and concrete experiences that destroy stereotypes, and see themselves, their families and their communities represented in their educational setting (Wardle, 2003).

Read more: http://www.cdacouncil.org/councilink-newsletter/489-multiculturalism-plays-a-role-in-developing-young-minds


Florida Formally Adopts the WIDA ELD Standards

28/07/2014

Florida has adopted the WIDA English Language Development standards. More information can be found on the Florida Administrative Code & Administrative Register webpage.
We look forward to developing our relationship with Florida educators and advancing our mission in partnership with them.
See the map of all WIDA members and standards adopters


Mongolia: Here’s What Can Happen When A Country Really Makes Education A National Priority

28/07/2014

An inspiring story about education: http://www.upworthy.com/heres-what-can-happen-when-a-country-really-makes-education-a-national-priority?g=2&c=hpstream
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Transition to WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards

28/07/2014

From Monroe County link: http://www.mccsc.edu/Page/2846

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