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Empowering SLIFE: Enhancing Schooling through Family Engagement

Book: Unlocking Multilingual Learners’ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible 
In this eagerly anticipated revision of their bestselling book, authors Diane Staehr Fenner, PhD, Sydney Snyder, PhD, and Meghan Gregoire-Smith, MA share dynamic, research-backed strategies that every educator of multilingual learners (MLs) can add to their repertoire. $39.95
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Toolbox: Multilingual Learner Instructional Strategy Toolbox 
This dynamic toolbox consists of 30 ready-to-implement tools and is meticulously designed to empower educators using proven instructional practices. The digital toolbox is a companion to SupportEd’s acclaimed best-seller, Unlocking Multilingual Learners’ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible, and while encouraged to pair together, it is not required. $25. Explore toolbox »
Book Study: Unlocking Multilingual Learners’ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible
This self-paced book study is designed for educators looking for tools and strategies for Multilingual Learners’ (MLs’) learning in their context. This professional development opportunity, applicable for administrators as well as ELD and content teachers, allows you to independently read and reflect on your learning. Book sold separately. $175/person. $145/person for groups of 10+. Explore book study »
Book: Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity
 
In this in this innovative book, from authors Diane Staehr Fenner, PhD and Sydney Snyder, PhD, you’ll find practical, replicable ways you can draw from students’ strengths and promote multilingual learners’ success within and beyond your classroom. Including how to implement culturally responsive teaching in your context with dozens of companion tools and strategies. $39.95 Explore book »
Culturally Responsive Teaching book study
Book Study: Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners
This self-paced book study is designed for educators looking for tools and strategies to support the implementation of culturally responsive teaching in their context. This professional development opportunity, applicable for administrators as well as ELD and content teachers, allows you to independently read and reflect on your learning. Explore book study »

¹DeCapua, A. & Marshall, H. W.   (2023). Breaking new ground for SLIFE: The mutually adaptive learning paradigm (2nd ed.). University of Michigan Press.

DeCapua, A., Marshall, H. W., & Tang, F. (2020). Meeting the needs of SLIFE: A guide for educators (2nd ed.). University of Michigan Press.;

Potochnick, S. (2018). The academic adaptation of immigrant students with interrupted schooling. American Educational Research Journal, 55(4), 859-892. https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831218761026

²Noel, A., Stark, P., & Redford, J. (2016). Parent and family involvement in education, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012: First look. NCES 2013-029-REV. http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013028rev.pdf

Office of the Education Ombudsman. (2012). Engaged parents, successful students: An overview of local and national parent engagement efforts. http://www.roadmapproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Final-Report_Engaged-ParentsSuccessful-Students-Report-9-12-12.pdf

Sibley, E., & Dearing, E. (2014). Family educational involvement and child achievement in early elementary school for American-born and immigrant families. Psychology in the Schools, 51(8), 814–831.

Tobin, J., Adair, J. K., & Arzubiaga, A. (2013). Children crossing borders: Immigrant parent and teacher perspectives on preschool for children of immigrants. Russell Sage Foundation.

³Breiseth, L., Robertson, K., & Lafond, S. (2011). A guide for engaging ELL families: Twenty strategies for school leaders. https://www.colorincolorado.org/sites/default/files/Engaging_ELL_Families_FINAL.pdf

Houk, F. A. (2005). Supporting English language learners: A guide for teachers and administrators.  Pearson Education Canada.

⁴Safir, S., & Dugan, J. (2021). Street Data: A next-generation model for equity, pedagogy, and school transformation. Corwin.

Snyder, S., & Staehr Fenner, D. (2021). Culturally responsive teaching for multilingual learners: Tools for equity. Corwin.

⁵Snyder, S., & Staehr Fenner, D. (2021). Culturally responsive teaching for multilingual learners: Tools for equity. Corwin.

⁶Staehr Fenner, D. (2014). Advocating for English learners: A guide for educators. Corwin.