Online Conference for Teachers of English Learners
Since 2017 the freeVirtuEL Conference has invited researchers and teachers of English learners to present on topics ranging from digital tools for ELs to schoolwide changes to help language learners. One day of the conference livestreams each year, making each recorded session available for anyone to access. Use the “replay” links to watch any of the 2019 conference sessions via the Presenters’ webpage and keep an eye out for information on the 2020 conference.
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?
The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative is intended to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national, and international levels by facilitating close and direct collaboration between translators, librarians, publishers, editors, and educators.