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Implementing ESSA

Nov 08, 2016

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Helpful Ideas for Implementing ESSA

How does the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) affect educators of English learners (ELs)? TESOL’s free Resource Kit English 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.

Guide to Syrian Refugees

Nov 08, 2016

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Guide for Providing Support and Assistance to Newcomers

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.

Virtual Reality Education Platform

Nov 01, 2016

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Virtual Reality Education Platform

Imagine your students sitting in a room as atoms and planets begin appearing right in front of them while Einstein is trying to explain in words the ideas and theories he has so vividly and visually in his mind.

Picture Books about Autism

Oct 20, 2016

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Suggestions for Using Children’s Picture Books About Autism

The Reading Teacher, a publication of the International Literacy Association, includes an article in its July/August 2016 issue that focuses on developing teacher understanding of how to carefully select and use children’s picture books about autism as a tool for teaching awareness, empathy, and acceptance in an elementary classroom setting.

Bullying Prevention

Oct 20, 2016

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Videos and Tip Sheets for Bullying Prevention

Children with disabilities—such as physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional, and sensory disabilities—are at an increased risk of being bullied. Factors such as physical vulnerability, social skill challenges, and intolerant environments may increase the risk. Research suggests that some children with disabilities may bully others as well.

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