Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

MindShift

And while the materials he uses match his students’ level of English proficiency, Brock said he sometimes feels like he’s insulting their intelligence. Research has shown that a majority of the educators who teach English-language learners (ELLs) are creating their own instructional materials — often with little oversight — that don’t necessarily match the student’s grade level or the rigor required by state academic standards.

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

Based on universal access to free and equal schools, the social contract for public education equates the attainment of a high school diploma with readiness for college, meaningful participation in the workforce, and the rights and responsibilities of adulthood. In my view, at least four such assurances are needed in a digital age: One, we must ensure every student has access to the digital tools they need to succeed in school.

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Open Up Resources Takes A Digital Leap Through Kiddom Partnership

Edsurge

Open Up Resources offers two of the highest-reviewed curriculum for middle-school math and K-5 English, according to EdReports, which evaluates textbooks for rigor, usability and alignment to academic standards. To some surprise, most of the sales and adoption of its openly licensed materials have come so far from schools that ask for printed versions. She’s enthusiastic about accessing Open Up Resources’ materials on the Kiddom platform. “By

Creative #SmartTeachingTips Using Scholastic Magazines

Kleinspiration

Teachers bring them into their classrooms because they provide invaluable instructional materials that meet current academic standards and prepare students for state tests. Additionally, teachers can access more printables that are ready to use just by clicking on the tab. My plan was to have students access prior knowledge before reading a non-fiction piece of text. For nearly a decade, I’ve been using Scholastic News Magazines in my classroom.

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership. Our Sumter kids deserve the best, and after an extensive evaluation of Twig and Tigtag we decided that these two new tools would become a critical part of our District’s efforts to embrace the new South Carolina Academic Standards and Performance Indicators for Science,” said District Science Coordinator Lori Smith. “We

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