Scaffolding CCSS Instruction for ELLs – New Resource Guides

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On September 11, 2014
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  • CCSS, Colorin Colorado, ELL, English language learner, ESL, Professional Development, scaffolding
By Diane Staehr Fenner / Originally published on the Colorin Colorado website / September 9, 2014 In my third post of the new school year, I’ll share with you more new resources that will support ELLs with instruction aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. (You can see my first […]
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May-June 2014 Newsletter

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 2, 2014
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  • Advocacy, Colorin Colorado, ELL, English as a Second Language, Professional Development, TESOL, TESOL International Association
Thank you for your interest in DSF Consulting, a small business that supports English learner achievement and teachers of ELs. We’d like to share some of the ways we worked toward EL equity during the past two months. Supporting TESOL International Association with Three Projects In addition to Diane Staehr Fenner’s ongoing managing of Council […]
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What’s Your “Elevator Speech” About Your Expertise with the Common Core for ELLs?

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On May 29, 2014
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  • Advocacy, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, elevator speech, English as a Second Language, English language learner, ESL, Professional Development
By Diane Staehr Fenner | originally published on Colorin Colorado May 22, 2014 Throughout my conversations with educators this spring, I’ve focused on helping ESL teachers further develop their leadership skills as they solidify their role within the Common Core framework.  One strategy is for ESL teachers to get some practice at explaining these new […]
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Preparing New Teachers to Work with ELLs: An Overview of the edTPA

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On May 12, 2014
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  • academic language, Common Core, edTPA, ELL, English as a Second Language, English language learner, Praxis, Professional Development
By Diane Staehr Fenner | Originally posted on Colorin Colorado May 1, 2014 recent blog post, I wrote about how ELL experts are rethinking preparation of ESL teachers in the Common Core era.  As I wrote that post, one of the topics I started thinking about was the edTPA, a relatively new assessment for pre-service teacher candidates […]
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February 2014 Newsletter

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On January 31, 2014
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  • Advocacy, CCSS, Common Core, ELL, English as a Second Language, English language learner, Professional Development, text dependent questions
At DSF Consulting, we’ve been working hard to ensure English learners receive the support they need to succeed in school. Here are some ways we have worked toward that goal in January 2014. AFT ELL Teacher Cadre Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner joined the American Federation of Teachers’ ELL Teacher Cadre for a book signing of […]
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Looking at the Crystal Ball: Common Core for ELLs in 2014

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On January 21, 2014
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  • CCSS, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, ELL, Professional Development
Originally posted January 16, 2014 by Diane Staehr Fenner on Colorin Colorado Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to my inaugural 2014 blog post. Similar to Lydia’s recap of the highlights from our 2013 blog posts, I wanted to look ahead and share a few of the topics that we anticipate featuring during the next few months. We […]
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December 2013 Newsletter

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On December 3, 2013
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  • Advocacy, American Museum of Natural History, CCSS, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, ELL, English as a Second Language, English language learner, ESL, GATESOL, NYSTESOL, Professional Development
Thank you for your interest in DSF Consulting, LLC, a woman owned small business that supports English Learner (EL) achievement. We’d like to highlight some of our recent publications, blog posts, ongoing projects, and presentations. Publications Diane and Ayanna’s coauthored article Practical Strategies for Implementing the Common Core with English Learners was published by the […]
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Common Core and ELLs: Planning Professional Development About Academic Language (Part 2)

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On December 2, 2013
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  • academic language, Common Core, ELL, English language learner, Professional Development
By Ayanna Cooper and Diane Staehr Fenner | Originally published November 20, 2013 on the Colorin Colorado website In Part 1 of our series about planning professional development around the Common Core, we offered some introductory points to cover as you consider what your colleagues need to know about implementing the new standards with English Learners (ELs). […]
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Common Core and ELLs: Planning Professional Development for Colleagues (Part 1)

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On November 8, 2013
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  • Colorin Colorado, Common Core, ELL, English as a Second Language, Professional Development
By Ayanna Cooper | Originally published on the Colorin Colorado website October 18, 2013 This week, guest blogger Ayanna Cooper offers ideas for planning professional development sessions on the Common Core and English Learners. So you’ve been asked to provide professional development for your colleagues about Common Core State Standards for English Learners (ELs) at the faculty meeting […]
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November 2013 Newsletter

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On November 8, 2013
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  • Advocacy, CCSS, Common Core, ELL, English as a Second Language, GATESOL, National Education Association, NYSTESOL, Professional Development, TESOL
Thank you for following DSF Consulting! We apologize for the delay in this month’s newsletter, but we had to deal with some website security issues. Thankfully the issues have been resolved. We’ll share with you the progress we’re making supporting English learners and their educators across the country. Some Current Clients and Projects US Department […]
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