September 16, 2012

Resources for English Language Teachers about the Common Core State Standards


This Colorín Colorado resource section explores what the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will mean for English language learners (ELLs).

Featured Resources:

Common Core and ELLs
Getting to Know the Common Core State Standards: A user-friendly introduction to the standards written by ELL expert Susan Lafond
What do the CCSS mean for ELLs?: Information about implementing the new standards with English language learners
Video Interviews: Educators and policy makers discuss challenges and opportunities that the CCSS present for ELLs

In the classroom: Albuquerque, NM
Common Core in the Classroom: Multimedia project and partnership between Colorín Colorado and Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF)
Meet the Teachers: Video interviews and journal entries from participating teachers
Meet the Experts: Video interviews with Dr. August and Dr. Ellen Bernstein, ATF President
Video clips: Professional development videos of lesson planning sessions

District planning
Planning for the CCSS: Information about district planning, professional development, and collaboration
Parent Resources: Tip sheets and ideas for including families in CCSS planning
Recommended Resources: CCSS discussion topics and lesson plans from schools, districts, and a wide variety of organizations

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