Teacher Resources

Online Resources

Bilingual Education & ESL Teacher Education Programs

http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/resfor/preteachers/programs

The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) presents a state-by-state listing of some college & university teacher education programs in bilingual education.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)

http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/policy/states

The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Education Programs (NCELA) provides access to resources on teacher certification, state laws, state organizations, and publications for every state.

Publishers & Distributors

http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/practice/publishers/

NCELA provides a listing of publishers of the most common and reliable English language assessment tools.

 

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Practical Examples

Lau Plan Models

http://www.state.me.us/education/esl/lauplans.htm

The State of Maine Department of Education presents several examples of Lau Plans.

Personnel Support

http://www.alliance.brown.edu/tdl/policy/pol_rsrc_ps.shtml

Answers to frequently asked questions provide information on the legal guidelines for qualified personnel support.

Student Assessment

http://www.alliance.brown.edu/tdl/policy/pol_rsrc_sa.shtml

Questions and answers on testing strategies include the use of multiple criteria as part of a comprehensive evaluation.

Why Does Our District Need an ELL Policy?

http://www.alliance.brown.edu/tdl/policy/pol_rsrc_scnrs.shtml

Responses to some common scenarios illustrate the need, legal requirements, and local process for developing an ELL policy.

Tools

Equity Policy Quotient (EPQ) Quiz

http://www.alliance.brown.edu/tdl/policy/pol_rsrc_epq.shtml

Take this quiz and find out how your school's equity policy rates.

Lau Plan Components

http://www.alliance.brown.edu/tdl/policy/pol_rsrc_lau.shtml

This list is a quick reference to the essential components of a Lau Plan.