For the past two years, the IBM Foundation has worked with teachers and their union, American Federation of Teachers, to build Teacher Advisor, a program that uses artificial intelligence technology to answer questions from educators and help them build personalized lesson plans.
How does the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) affect educators of English learners (ELs)? TESOL’s freeResource KitEnglish Learners and ESSA: What Educators Need to Know provides an in-depth analysis of the portions of ESSA most pertinent to teachers of English learners in K–12 schools across the United States that receive federal funds.
Refugees from Syria is a refugee backgrounder published by the Cultural Orientation Resource Center, Center for Applied Linguistics, which provides a brief guide to Syria’s history, people, and cultures. The backgrounder then looks at the crisis in Syria and the conditions refugees face in first asylum countries. Finally, it considers some of the strengths and resources resettled refugees may be able to draw on in their new communities and some of the challenges they are likely to face.
Key Strategies for Developing Oral Language, a video series from Teaching Channel, focuses on academic conversations with English language learners (ELLs). The series, created in partnership with Oakland Unified School District, highlights three classrooms where ELLs are engaged in academic conversations.