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6 Questions to Ask When Designing Teacher PD

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

Last month, I paid homage to a number of dead ideas in professional development (PD), and they offer a great guide in thinking about what not to do! But what should we be doing? In this blog, I suggest six … Continue reading

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STEM in ELT: What’s Your School’s Language Program Model?

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

The 2020–2021 school year has ended. And what a year it has been. But this is a time to reflect on what was learned from the challenges revealed and created from the COVID-19 outbreak. We need to take this time … Continue reading

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STEM in ELT: 3 Ways to Address STEM Inequities

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

If our goal is to “seal” the leaky STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) pipeline for English learners (ELs), we must first look at the three areas of greatest impact on students’ exposure to STEM courses: Teacher preparation Teacher self-efficacy … Continue reading

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A Focus on Equity: Examining the Center for Urban Education Tools

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

The Annie E. Casey Foundation defines equity as ‘the state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair.’ The concept of equity is synonymous with fairness and justice. It is helpful to think of equity as not simply a … Continue reading

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The Rise of Adjunctification: From Surviving to Thriving

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Adjunctification is on the rise in institutions of higher education across the United States. This is not a new phenomenon; colleges and universities have been steadily relying more and more on the underpaid labor of part-time, nonbenefited faculty. As tenured … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Program Models for ELs: Let’s Check and Reflect

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

Very rarely do the words evaluation or audit invoke happy, anticipatory emotions. Evaluation of English language programs is a necessary and helpful part of assuring equity for English learners (ELs). The topic of this blog is about resources available to … Continue reading

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Diversity ≠ Inclusion: Avoiding Segregative Practices With ELs

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

Often, school communities and workplaces pride themselves for being diverse. I don’t doubt that such pride is valid. We are diverse in many ways. However, lately, diversity has become equated with inclusion—and this is concerning. Diversity does not mean or … Continue reading

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Committed to Serve in 2020: Supporting ELs Who Opt Out

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

Students identified as English learners (ELs) who opt out, waive services, decline to participate, or simply just say “no”: These are the students we’re going to talk about today. As EL advocates, we often focus on students who participate in … Continue reading

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