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English Language Learner KnowledgeBase for Administrators & Teachers

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The English Language Learner (ELL) KnowledgeBase for Administrators and Teachers is an online resource supporting both the administration, teaching and execution of programs for English learning students. It offers resources related to Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requirements and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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ESL and Bilingual Program Models

The article suggests three factors to consider when selecting an alternative language program model and reviews several alternative language program approaches.



ESL Coaching Model

English as a Second Language (ESL) Coaches Academy: This resource provides a webinar series of six videos from the South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma presented by ELL and Migrant Education Technical Assistance Coordinator Rosie Garcia-Belina, Ed.D., for the Louisiana Department of Education. Webinar titles include the following:

  • An Introduction by Rosie Garcia-Belina, Ed.D.;
  • Promoting Instructional Practices for English Language Learners;
  • Implications in Establishing Language Support Programs for English Language Learners;
  • Newcomers Programs / Language Support Programs;
  • Promising Instructional Practices for English Language Learners; and
  • English Language Learners with Exceptional Needs (Part II)

Additional resources/event archives are located in the English Language Learnerstab.


Instructional Coaching for English Language Educators

On this TESOL website, Ayanna Cooper reflects on the use of data to help drive instruction, which in turn can assist in professional development as well as her opportunity to coach a Principal regarding ELL students.

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Coaching Language and Techniques for New Teachers

This Mentor Modules website features modules for new teachers, including modules that provides mentors with strategies that can be used to support beginning teachers as they transition from student teaching into the induction phase of their career.

New Studies Highlight Benefits of Teacher Coaching

This EurekAlert website offers archived University of Chicago Press Journal article with new tips and the benefits of Teachers Coaching.

The Changing Role of the ESL Teacher

This 2015 TESOL Blog explores the changing role of the ESL teacher from an ESL teacher's perspective.


How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students

This Edutopia website features the March 2013 excerpt from Chapter One of Elena Aguilar's book,The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation. It offers a coaching framework and dozens of tools which can used by a range of educators.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.