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Professional Growth opportunities for teachers, administrators, and educators.

Student Led Professional  Development

Nov 30, 2017

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Student-Led, Culturally Responsive Professional Development

Diversity Talks wants to provide K–12 school districts and higher education institutions with student-led professional development on approaching culturally sensitive topics. Founded in 2016, the company includes two students—cofounders Taliq Tillman and Taiwo Demola, both high school seniors in Rhode Island. Kiara Butler, the CEO and third cofounder, believes that for these conversations to be “truly personalized” and “truly student-centered,” students have to be “at the table.”

Video Series Supporting ELL Students

Nov 30, 2017

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Video Series for Developing Language Proficiency

A newly created video series, Supporting English Language Learners, provides a self-guided professional learning experience for educators at any level who have English learners in their classroom. In the videos, an ESL instructor/literacy consultant in Alberta, Canada, shares foundational ESL principles, as well as practical tips and high-impact strategies for creating a supportive environment and helping students to develop language proficiency.

On-line Course Center for Applied Linguistics

Nov 30, 2017

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Course Introducing Dual Language Education

Introduction to Dual Language Education: Key Features and Best Practices” is a new self-paced online course from the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) and Santillana USA. This interactive online course presents a comprehensive introduction to the Three Pillars of dual language education used by successful programs: Bilingualism and Biliteracy; Grade Level Academic Achievement; and Cross-Cultural Competency.

Hate in America

Nov 15, 2017

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Guide for Responding to Hate

What can we do to stop hate in America? The Southern Poverty Law Center offers a freely downloadable guide that sets out 10 principles with actionable ideas for fighting hate at the community level.

Nov 15, 2017

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Network Supporting Deep Learning

The Shadow a Student Challenge is an engaging, illuminating, and supportive journey where school leaders come together to empathize with their students and take new kinds of action at their school. The challenge is an initiative of IDEO’s School Retool, a professional development fellowship that helps school leaders redesign their school cultures using the small, scrappy experiments called “hacks” introduced in the Shadow a Student Challenge.

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