Topics in teacher education and professional development for educators who work with linguistically and culturally diverse student populations.
Hudson Valley Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN): Under the direction of the NYS Education Department Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (NYSED OBEWL), the HV RBERN provides support and technical assistance to English language learner (ELL) educators in 142 public school districts across the lower- and mid-Hudson region. ELL services and support are also provided to charter schools, non-public schools and other organizations (universities, regional educational organizations, etc.) as well as for world language (WL) students within the State’s P-16 initiative. https://www.hudsonvalleyrbern.org/
Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment On a daily basis, ELLs are adjusting to new ways of saying and doing things. As their teacher, you are an important bridge to this unknown culture and school system. This article by Reading Rockets presents a number of ways teachers can help to make an ELLs transition as smooth as possible.
Educational Demographics: What Teachers Should Know(Harold Hodgkinson, Educational Leadership, December 2000/January 2001) This ASCD article reviews key demographic shifts nationwide, how these shifts are affecting educational policy, and how teachers can make good use of this information in their daily practices.
Preparing Teachers for Diverse Classrooms(University of Washington: College of Education - 2016) This article seeks to prepare future teachers to work effectively in classrooms in which students may speak several different languages between them.