Professional Development for ENL and other teachers and staff members

Supports for ENL, General Education Teachers and Other Staff Members

Reference Library – A collection of resources for educators working with English language learners.

ELL Professional Library Books – The resource list below was prepared by Angel Rodriguez, Director of the New York City Charter School ELL Consortium

  • Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach
  • Unlocking English Learners’ Potential
  • Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Elevating Co-Teaching Through UDL
  • (Re) designing Narrative Writing Units for Grades 5-12
  • Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners
  • Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners
  • Getting Started with English Language Learners: (How Educators Can Meet the Challenge)
  • Empowering English Language Learners Through Language Dives
  • Teacher Skills to Support English Language Learners
  • Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners
  • Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction for ELLs, Grades K-4
  • Preparing English Language Learners for Complex Reading
  • Strategic Inquiry- Starting Small for Big Results in Education
  • Breaking Through- Effective Instruction and Assessment for English Learners
  • Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners- SIOP Model
  • Sheltered Content Instruction- Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities
  • Collaboration and Co-Teaching- Strategies for English Learners
  • Embedding Formative Assessment- Practical Techniques for K-12
  • Processing New Information- (Classroom Techniques to Help Students Engage with Content)
  • Differentiated Instruction in the English Classroom
  • How to Differentiate your Math Instruction
  • Math Matters- Understanding the Math you Teach

Online Resources

General References

Michael D. Toth: Achievement Gaps and the Lost COVID-19 Generation

With Remote Professional Learning, The Opportunities Are Boundless

Tom Vander Ark: Pandemic Opportunity: Rethink Education Accountability utm_source=Smart+Update&utm_campaign=d0da36545a-2SMART_UPDATE_2020_10_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_17bb008ec3-d0da36545a-321411294

Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson: Engaging Families During Distance Learning

Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher: How Brain Research Helped Retool Our School Schedule for Remote Learning

Monica Pfister: Preparing Teachers to Use technology

Articles Specific to English Language Learner Support

Free Resources to Support English Language Learners

Using Technology to Support Young English Language Learners in a Hybrid Classroom

Reviewed by Emily Francis: Reading & Writing with English Learners: A Framework for K-5

Larry Ferlazzo: Teachers With “Deficit Perspectives” Do Not Help English-Language Learners

Larry Ferlazzo: Nine Mistakes Educators Make When Teaching English-Language Learners

Katie Navarra: How the pandemic is shifting school comms strategies for English learners

Corey Mitchell: Spanish-Speaking Students Need Support. A New Podcast May Help

Jennifer Gonzalez: Nine Ways On Line Teaching Should be Different from Face-to-Face
Note: Training associated with this resource is offered by Erie 1 BOCES – Contact Melanie Kitchen

Corey Mitchell: Connecting With English-Learner Families: 5 Ideas to Help Schools  

Meg Benner and Abby Quirk: One Size Does Not Fit All – Analyzing Different Approaches to Family-School Communication

Larry Ferlazzo: Thirteen Instructional Strategies for Supporting ELL Newcomers