The US Department of Education is hosting Be Global Ready, an in-person and online event to share resources to help US teachers and schools teach world languages. The event will feature presentations and resources from the International Affairs Office and the Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education; the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Center for Integrated Language Communities, City University of New York; the Critical Language Scholarship and National Security Language Initiative for Youth, US Department of State; and STARTALK, National Security Agency. Educators can attend virtually by visiting the EDStreamwebsite at 1 p.m. (ET) on June 22, 2018. Online participants can take part in the question-and-answer session by emailing their questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KidCitizen introduces a new way for K–5 students to engage with US history. In KidCitizen’s interactive episodes, children explore civics and government concepts by investigating primary source photographs from the Library of Congress and connect what they find with their daily lives.
Thanks to an international partnership between the Mexican Ambassador to the US, Martha Bárcena, and the Center for Applied Linguistics, teachers across the United States have free online access to hundreds of multimedia Spanish resources, including complete textbooks, lesson plans, videoclips, and maps.
Are you unsure of where to start in supporting English learners with exceptional needs?Many educators do not receive training in this critical and complex area, and it can be overwhelming to try to figure it all out on their own. In TESOL’s new online course, “Supporting English Learners with Exceptional Needs,” teachers can build their knowledge of English learners with disabilities and engage in discussions, activities, and projects that will prepare them to help learners reach their potential.