Happy New Year from DSF Consulting!
This month we’d like to highlight some writing we’ll be doing which will be published in 2014 and will share links to our recent blog posts on the Colorín Colorado website. We’ll follow with a roundup of the clients and partners we collaborated with in 2013 to support English learners and their educators across the nation and the globe.
We’re thrilled to announce that Diane Staehr Fenner, Ayanna Cooper, and Special Education Professor Peter Kozik are partnering to write a book on teacher evaluation that is inclusive of English learners and students with disabilities (SWDs). This much-needed book builds from our previous work with the American Federation of Teachers and will be published by Corwin Press.
Along those lines, Diane, Ayanna, and Peter are also writing an article for the Association of California School Administrators’ Leadership magazine, which reaches 16,000 administrators in the state. Our article, which will be published in March 2014, will focus on teacher evaluation that is inclusive of ELs and SWDs, who make up approximately 30% of the California student population.
Blog Posts on Colorín Colorado
In December 2013 Diane wrote two blog posts for Colorín Colorado:
- Determining How Much Background Knowledge to Provide for ELLs
- Your Role in the CCSS: Advocacy Action Items (Part 2)
Our Year in Review
Below are the clients and partners DSF Consulting collaborated with in 2013 to support ELs’ success in school and beyond. We feel very fortunate to have developed partnerships with fellow EL advocates at these organizations and agencies and look forward to our continued work together.
American Federation of Teachers
American Institutes for Research
Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents
American Museum of Natural History
The Center for Schools and Communities/Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program
Illinois State Board of Education
International Reading Association
Lincoln Intermediate Unit
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
The National Education Association
New York State Education Department
New York State TESOL
The Peace Corps
Rhode Island Teachers of English Language Learners
TESOL International Association
University of Massachusetts Boston
United States Department of Education