What We're Reading - June 19, 2019
Here are a variety of articles, blog posts, and news stories that have been trending over the last two weeks...
Teaching and Learning
- From Education Week, Larry Ferlazzo interviews Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove about their new book, "Co-Teaching for English Learners".
- SupportEd recently released a recorded version of their "Making Text Accessible for ELs" webinar, complete with research-based strategies and activities you can use right away.
- The Edvocate's Matthew Lynch argues that culturally responsive teaching practices are necessary to support the many teachers are not prepared to teach diverse student populations.
- Education Week's Sarah Schwartz writes about what some educators are doing to push for books with more diversity and fewer stereotypes.
- From the Seidlitz Education blog, Tan Huynh provides a guest post highlighting his mantras and metaphors for teacher collaboration around English learners. You can also listen to our podcast interview on co-teaching and co-planning with Tan here.
Policy and Practice
- In a blog post from New America, Jenny Muñiz highlights key results of a U.S. Department of Ed study about supporting English learners through technology.
- Also from New America, Sarah Jackson writes about how new programs are helping California teachers support bilingualism and implement effective dual language programs.
- From The Hechinger Report, Harvard Graduate School of Education's Paul Reville discusses what the health care system can teach educators about the difference between "equal" and "equitable".
EL Success Stories
- From the Inspiring English Language Learners blog, Emily Francis provides inspirational photo documentation of her high school newcomers' academic journey over the 2018-2019 school year.
- In an article from The Washington Post, Talia Richman tells the story of a Mexican immigrant and English learner who is living the American dream through education.
- Chalkbeat's Yana Kunichoff tells the story of an undocumented student from Chicago who is confronting both excitement and uncertainty after graduating high school.