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Transforming Education for English Language Learners: Five New Resources

Read a new series of briefs written by WestEd staff and published by the New York State Department of Education.

English learnersEquityLiteracyNew YorkProfessional developmentResourceSchools and districtsStandardsTeachers and leaders

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Meaningful Classroom Talk: Supporting English Learners’ Oral Language Development

Aida Walqui and Margaret Heritage present six guidelines for promoting quality interactions for English learners and clarify common misconceptions about language learning.

English learnersNew YorkNYSchools and districts

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Learning From the Field: Trauma-Informed Practices

How can educators and early care providers best attend to children affected by trauma? In this Q&A, WestEd’s Natalie Walrond shares key takeaways from interviews with experts.

Early childhoodEquityHealth & safetyNew YorkNYResearch and evaluation

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Reading Apprenticeship: A Legacy of Positive Outcomes in Literacy

Multiple independent studies show the core Reading Apprenticeship model improves teacher practice and student learning.

LiteracyNew YorkNYSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

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Empowering Families to Improve Student Learning

Academic Parent–Teacher Teams approach helps elementary school empower families to improve children's learning.

English learnersEquityFamily engagementNew YorkNYProfessional developmentServices

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New York School Superintendents Learn Improvement Science

How can leaders best develop, implement, and measure the impact of improvement initiatives?

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Upcoming QTEL Summer Institutes: Q&A, Part I

Read a short Q&A with Nicholas Catechis on upcoming Quality Teaching for English Learners institutes.

College & careerEnglish learnersLiteracyNew YorkProfessional developmentTeachers and leaders

High School Students

Formative Assessment Course Helps Transform Teaching and Learning

An innovative online course helped hundreds of teachers learn to use formative assessment to better engage and support their students.

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Research Study: PBS KIDS Transmedia and Digital Learning Games in the Preschool Classroom

Transmedia learning can support preschool mathematics achievement. Read the research findings and more.

Early childhoodEnglish learnersMathematicsNew YorkNYResearch and evaluationResourceSchools and districtsSTEMTeachers and leaders

WestEd in the News

Can Poetry Revolutionize the Parent-Teacher Conference?

Teachers engage family members in their students' learning to encourage support at home.

College & careerEnglish learnersFamily engagementNew YorkNYSchools and districts