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Resources for Education During a Pandemic

Published on Tue, 06/02/2020

June 2, 2020 (last update, June 4)

As June begins, and the end of the school year approaches, uncertainty continues for most US teachers as to whether teaching in the fall of 2020 will be in-person, remote, or a hybrid of both in the coming months. Protests against disregard for Black lives and policing, and strains as communities grapple with difficult issues are factors teachers and schools are taking into account as we try to support and educate our students.

It’s not just about simplifying the English. It’s also about helping to recognize claims of cause and effect.

Published on Sun, 01/05/2020

We are preparing to teach an upcoming section of our course, Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources, and reflecting on what specialists in English language acquisition tell us about making history and social studies accessible. 

Bricks and Mortar Vocabulary for History lessons

Published on Mon, 06/03/2019

 “As of last year, I started working with ELL students and have become far more cognizant of vocabulary.  I’ve always taken for granted that students know certain vocabulary words, but now I find myself going over many words and to my surprise, it’s not just ELL kids who benefit from it!”

-Kevin, Spring 2019 Online Accessing Inquiry course participant


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