ELL Made Simple

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May 17, 2019

Even the best professional development workshops can fall short of their intended goal of changing teaching practices. Instead of lengthy full-day or after-school professional learning sessions that often result in little or no impact on student outcomes, Ell Made...

January 4, 2018

Many teachers have the capacity to involve students in meaningful learning activities based on their state or district teacher evaluation rubric. The goal, however, is providing teachers with ongoing support via the necessary tools, strategies, and resources to consist...

December 7, 2017

Like a simple machine, an ELL Lever is a specific evidence-based strategy that leverages the teachers’ planning and instructional delivery to provide optimum student learning. This is what we call the instructional advantage of an ELL Lever.

The Ell Made Simple workshop...

November 1, 2017

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, significant achievement gaps of up to 45% persist for English Learners in math and reading.1 At an ELL Made Simple workshop, one of the primary outcomes is for participants to embrace the essential elements tha...

October 5, 2017

Our conventional paradigm regarding English Language Learning is that practice rests mainly on a singular focus – language proficiency.  No doubt language proficiency is a priority, but it doesn’t have to be the only objective.  English Language Learning should be much...

September 7, 2017

Picture an instructional setting where the teacher has planned the perfect lesson in terms of activating student’s prior knowledge, delivering standards-based content interspersed with whole group and collaborative small group problem-solving, and students on-task whil...

Addressing achievement gaps, differences in academic results between student groups, is usually the impetus for launching initiatives aimed at improving student performance and results.  However, identifying appropriate methods and strategies to narrow and eliminate su...

July 22, 2017

To what extent are we positioning ELL students to become college and career ready? According to the Alliance for Effective Schools, “About 63 percent of the 46.8 million job openings created by 2018 will require workers with at least some college education....” A curso...

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