At SupportEd, we know that English Learners (ELs) bring many strengths to their schools and communities. SupportEd provides educators and other stakeholders in ELs’ education the skills and resources they need to champion ELs’ success within and beyond their classrooms.
We understand the challenge, hard work, and joy of serving ELs. Our staff, comprised of experienced English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) educators, administrators, and researchers, is uniquely qualified to support your district’s EL needs. Learn more about our 2021-22 online professional development offerings.
Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity
Our nation’s moment of reckoning with the deficit view of MLs has arrived. Our book is an essential resource to help you strengthen your work with MLs and their families. It includes research-based tools, authentic classroom videos, and reflection exercises that will help you identify your implicit bias, mitigate deficit-based thinking, and successfully integrate culturally responsive teaching practices into your classrooms and schools.
Explore research-based practices for supporting ELs as they acquire both language and content knowledge. Based on our bestselling book Unlocking English Learners’ Potential, this course focuses on building ELs’ academic language at the word, sentence, and discourse level.
A culturally responsive school climate is integral in supporting today’s multilingual learners (MLs) and their families. Explore the meaning of culture and its implications for teaching, and unlock a toolbox of strategies to strengthen your use of culturally responsive teaching practices.
This course delves into the specific strengths and challenges of students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE). It explores topics such as supporting and engaging SLIFE and their families; developing of materials, activities, and programs; and effectively instructing SLIFE.
- EL Advocacy Case Study #3: Multilingual Learners in Career and Technical Education Programs - This case study is the final of three that focus on advocating for multilingual learners (MLs) during the Covid-19 pandemic. We developed this case study based on conversations we have had with teachers of MLs as well as research and best practices we read about. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic a number of inequities including… Learn more
- Setting Up Your Classroom to Foster a Language Learning Environment for MLs - One part of my job as a Multilingual Learner (ML) Coach that I love is visiting teachers and students in their classrooms. While it is always exciting to listen in on student conversations and watch as students turn ideas into written pieces, I am also always eager to see the personal touches teachers have brought… Learn more