Supporting academic discussions for ELLs in Common Core classrooms
from Education Week
A second wave of free, online courses is coming down the pike this spring for teachers looking for strategies and resources to support English language learners with the rigor and more sophisticated language demands of the Common Core State Standards. With a focus on how educators can foster student-to-student academic discussions, a team of language experts from the Understanding Language initiative will teach the massive online open courses, or MOOCs. The free series — called Constructive Classroom Conversations — was first offered last fall, with more than 2,000 teachers participating.
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