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Curriculum, software, and other resources for teachers of English language learners and bi-lingual students.

Nov 02, 2020


Latinx Engineering Day 2020—Online

On September 27, 2020, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Exploratorium hosted Día de la Ingeniería/Latinx Engineering Day 2020, a free bilingual (Spanish/English) program for audiences of all ages, from creative children who love to make things to teens and young adults interested in engineering careers to professionals curious about their colleagues’ projects.

Oct 15, 2020


Grants to Transform Algebra 1 into a Gateway to Success

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to use a multimillion-dollar grant program to remove barriers to algebra—a gateway to higher-level mathematics—for English language learners, students from families in poverty, and Latino and Black students.

Aug 17, 2020


SPOTLIGHT! On Making Remote Learning Accessible and Inclusive

Some educators who want to make online learning more engaging and accessible are exploring the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. UDL—originally developed by researchers at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) in collaboration with Harvard University—supports special education students, but its flexibility, technology guidelines, and aim to individualize learning are best practices that can serve every student.

Aug 03, 2020


Bilingual Children’s Book Fostering Reflection on Identity and Emotions

Behind My Mask / Detras de me cubrebocas is a pedagogical tool to engage bilingual youth in conversations around identity and emotions amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. Written in English and Spanish, the book includes reflective activities about emotions and promotes the use of masks.

Teacher of the Year Award

Jun 01, 2020


Award for Exceptional English Language Teaching

The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and National Geographic Learning to recognize and pay tribute to exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research, and best practices. 


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