Annually the Atlas Corps English Teaching Fellowship is available for aspiring TESOL teachers to spend 11 months teaching English in Colombia while earning a stipend of $1,500 and health insurance benefits. Eligible candidates must already possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, have native English language proficiency, showcase basic or higher level Spanish skills, be 35 years old or under, and display a strong commitment to a career in the bilingual educational environment. Fellows will spend 25 hours per week co-teaching with local Colombia instructors and participate in two-way learning processes for 15 hours per week.
NPR has published a comic geared to children about the newly discovered coronavirus. The comic has also been published in Chinese and translated into other languages—and it is finding an audience in schools and libraries as well as in homes.
Nationally, English learners (ELs) make up nearly 10 percent of preK–12 classrooms and almost 15 percent of urban classrooms, and these numbers are on the rise, according to research by the National Center for Education Statistics. Many supports are available for ELs, but the elementary science materials available are disproportionately directed toward grade-level readers. How can educators make access to science more equitable?