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The Professional Development team suggests these resources:

Stop Overlooking English Language Learners, Op-Ed by Deborah Short in Language Magazine - January 8, 2021

WIDA Assessment Best Practices During COVID 19 - December, 2020


Adapting tried-and-true instructional strategies for emergent bilinguals to the virtual environment – August 31, 2020

Extra Support needed for English-second-language students in junior high, study shows – August 31, 2020

EdTEch Focus on K–12:  Working Remotely? Here’s how to maintain FERPA compliance – August 31, 2020

This read serves as a good reminder of simple practices that one must consider when teaching online.

Getting to know me – Collage Making 

This is a great idea for students to engage with the language offered by the TESOL Resource Center

Online Resources you will find helpful from the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

CAL Webinar - Meeting the Social Distancing Challenge: Strategies for Adult ESL (April 23, 2020)

CAL Webinar – The World Around Us: Social Studies, Geography and Language in the Home (May 15, 2020)

CAL Webinar – Assessing Development and Providing Feedback: Language Assessment in a Virtual Environment (May 1, 2020)

CAL Webinar – Engaging Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students and Families: Social-Emotional Wellness in the Home (April 24, 2020)

CAL Webinar – Kitchen Chemistry and Backyard Biology: Language and Science in the Home (April 17, 2020)

CAL Webinar – 12+ Reading & Writing Activities to Promote Literacy in Your Home (March 27, 2020)

CAL Webinar – Beyond Numbers: Math and Literacy in the Home (April 3, 2020)

Educational Web sites 

Amazing Educational Resources provides a variety of resources in a number of levels including grades PreK – 12, postsecondary, and adult learning resources with categories covering subject areas that range from reading and writing to STEM and beyond.



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