4 Simple Ways to Drive Active Participation in the Classroom with an Online Program

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Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins, 5 seconds Online digital programs used for English language development (ELD) offer the benefits of providing multi-sensory text, visual, and audio support. Unlike textbooks, these hybrid tools enable students to hear and see language used in context, ultimately improving listening and reading comprehension.  However, a common fear about employing a…

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Why You Need a Plan for Designated ELD Instruction

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Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins, 36 seconds According to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), school districts across the country have a legal obligation to provide meaningful and equitable support for their English learner (EL) populations. This federal mandate is passed down to the departments of education of…

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How to Effectively Use Online English Language Development Tools in the Classroom, Part 1

Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins, 21 seconds We’ve never experienced a greater need for effective instructional tools for our English learners than right now. With administrative and teaching staff stretched to the max, it’s critical that you have tools actually make a difference in helping English learners progress. To that end, we’ve created a two-part…

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5 Simple Steps for Working with Non-English Speaking ELs & SIFEs

SIFE English learner

Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins, 37 secs As an educator, how are you supposed to teach about arguments and claims to students who don’t understand or speak any English? Not only do these students not know English, but they don’t seem to have had much formal education in their native country either. But yet, you’re…

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A New ELD Approach to Support Secondary English Learners

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English learners coming into our public schools at the secondary grade levels face multiple challenges. First, they face a very short ramp to acquire the level of English language proficiency needed to succeed academically and to graduate. In addition, newcomers are in the process of acclimating to their new country, which also entails socialization into…

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