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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

Accompanying the commitment to provide universal access to learning technologies for learners must be a parallel effort to ensure that all students have the age-appropriate skills to use those tools to meet their educational goals, including knowledge of basic computer operations, computer programming, and media and information literacy concepts. Four, we must ensure that all instructional materials – no matter their form or medium – remain available for public inspection and review.