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North Carolina is in the process of updating its plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  To review the information please visit their website.  
Posted by Simsti  On Aug 02, 2017 at 8:59 AM 2 Comments
  
WIDA recently released a focus bulletin for ELA teachers.  The purpose of this bulletin is to provide guidance to teachers of English language arts who are implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and working to respond to the specific needs of ELLs. It will introduce the ELPD Framework, which outlines key disciplinary practices embedded in the CCSS, thus providing educators with an idea of what their students will be doing with language as they engage with content. 
Posted by Simsti  On Nov 05, 2013 at 9:29 AM
  
The federal government offers opportunities for teacher loan forgiveness or cancellation for teachers working in high poverty schools.  For additional information visit the following link. Teacher Loan Forgiveness
Posted by Simsti  On Oct 31, 2013 at 12:53 PM
  

 

Implementing the Common Core for English LearnersImplementing the Common Core for English Learners: Responses to Common Questions
Many educators have questions about integrating the Common Core State Standards into content area curricula for English learners. This new brief, designed for practitioners, provides information and answers based on CAL’s practical experience and academic expertise on language learning and English learners.

Read or download the free PDF.


 

Posted by Simsti  On Oct 24, 2013 at 3:51 PM
  
UNCW is offering online professional development for teachers working with English language learners. 

The ELMS Project offers a variety of professional development that include topics such as cross-cultural communication, second language acquisition, curriculum adaptation, English as a Second Language (ESL) methods, and assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the mainstream classroom. By focusing on the cooperating teachers that our pre-service teachers work with, we hope to create a community of learners in which pre-service and in-service teachers scaffold their burgeoning knowledge of ELLs and ESL accommodations in the mainstream classroom.
http://www.uncw.edu/ed/elms/inservice.html
Posted by Simsti  On Oct 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM
  
Education Week's Politics K-12 answers frequently asked questions about how the shutdown will impact education. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2013/10/the_shutdown_and_education_you.html

Posted by Simsti  On Oct 01, 2013 at 1:59 PM