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English Learners Menu

Colorin Colorado! Leading website for teachers and parents of English Language learners. Numerous articles, resources and ideas to support ELLs at school and home.

TESOL:  Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 
The international education association, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, has more than 14,000 members. Its mission is to develop the expertise of its members and others involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages to help them foster effective communication in diverse settings while respecting individuals’ language rights. To this end, TESOL articulates and advances standards for professional preparation, continuing education, and student programs; links groups worldwide to enhance communication among language specialists; produces high-quality programs, services, and products; and promotes advocacy to further the profession.

NCELA:  National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (formerly NCBE, the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition to collect, analyze, and disseminate information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the U.S. The National Clearinghouse provides information through its website and topical publications , and produces a weekly electronic news bulletin, Newsline and a monthly electronic magazine, Outlook.

NAEYC -Dual Language Learners

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

Central Comprehensive Center

The English Language Learner KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting education professionals in the administration of programs for English language learner (ELL) students. It is divided into four components: Resources for Program Administrators, Resources for Teachers, Resources for Parent Advocates and Resources for Educators of Migrant Students.

 

For family engagement:

Scholatic FACE

FACE programs and resources are designed to provide educators, parents, and community leaders the research-based solutions they need to help all children succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Expert implementation support and professional development services are available
to help with instructional strategies and sustain improvement.

Family Toolkit- The toolkit provides information, tips, and resources that EL families may need as they prepare to enroll their children in public schools across the United States. The chapters are designed to assist families with navigating the U.S. school system by providing helpful questions they might ask teachers and school staff.

English Learners
Program Consultant

Nicole Primm
(785) 296-5060
nprimm@ksde.org

To subscribe to the
ESOL listserv please contact:

Nicole Primm
nprimm@ksde.org

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979
slsmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Graduation

David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447
dfernkopf@ksde.org 

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org 

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