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Saturday, December 17

  1. page MA DESE ELL Resources  edited ... July 2016 {ELL ResourceGuide.pdf} {http://www.doe.mass.edu/images/icon_pdf.gif} Download …
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    size: 2.5MBNext Generation ESL Curriculum Resource Guide
    This document provides:
    Information about the project's context, the curriculum design framework, and how to use that framework to develop additional ESL units.
    Description of a continuous improvement cycle prompting critical questioning and strategic decision-making that can be used to improve instructional design.
    A collection of collaborative templates, tools, processes, protocols, and other resources used in the development of ESL MCUs (e.g., Collaboration Tool, unit template, unit lesson plan template, language unpacking tools, unit and lesson-level protocols, etc.).
    Resources for professional learning communities (PLCs) to support collaborative ESL curriculum development.
    Information about other key topics related to the project, such as text complexity, Universal Design for Learning, guidance related to instruction and assessment of dually identified students (ELs with a disability), critical stance, social justice, and other significant components of effective ESL curriculum.
    {http://www.doe.mass.edu/images/icon_html.gif} View HTML PageESL Model Curriculum Units
    To access the Next Generation ESL MCUS, please visit the Model Curriculum Page. Twelve units will be uploaded over the next few months starting in the summer of 2016. You must register, but access is free and immediately granted.
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    This is a multi-layered, multi-purpose tool designed to help curriculum writers operationalize WIDA Standards in conjunction with the Frameworks. The goal of the Collaboration Tool is to support curricular planning with the intentional, simultaneous development of language and the analytical practices embedded in the Frameworks. It highlights the need for collaboration between language and content educators and helps teachers prioritize and strategically plan around Key Uses of Academic Language in the context of key academic practices (Cheuk, 2013) common across content area Frameworks. The Collaboration Tool and related processes are planning resources that, among other uses, can help educators prepare to create clear, standards-based language learning goals for developing curricula using the ESL unit template.
    {http://www.doe.mass.edu/images/icon_html.gif} View HTML PageVideo: A sneak peek of one of the units in action
    {http://www.doe.mass.edu/images/icon_html.gif} View HTML PageFrequently Asked Questions about the project
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    For information on professional development related to the Next Generation ESL Model Curriculum Units as well as other offerings related to English Learners, please visit the OELAAA Professional Development page.

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  2. page MA DESE ELL Resources  edited Next Generation ESL Project: Curriculum Resource Guide July 2016 {ELL ResourceGuide.pdf}
    Next Generation ESL Project: Curriculum Resource Guide
    July 2016
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Tuesday, November 15

  1. page ACCESS for ELLS Resources and Score Reporting edited MA MA DESE Access for ELLS 2.0 English Language Proficiency State Testing Link: 2016-2…
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    DESE Access for ELLS2.0 English Language Proficiency State Testing Link:
    2016-2017 SAMPLE Practice Items for ACCESS 2.0
    ACCESS 2.0 Statewide Testing Window: January 4, 2017- February 10, 2017
    PRACTICE: Click on the online link below.
    (Use GOOGLE Chrome if possible for BEST results)
    http://assets.drcedirect.com/States/WIDA/Tutorials/Student/201510-html5/201510-html5.html

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Monday, November 14

  1. page How to apply edited Recent revisions to the Massachusetts Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval Regula…

    Recent revisions to the Massachusetts Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval Regulations will require teachers and administrators who work with English Language Learners (ELLs) to earn an endorsement to their license.
    http://www.massteacher.org/~/media/Files/advocating/RETELL/MTA%20SEI%20Endorsement%20Form.pdf
    After July 1, 2016, DESE will prohibit the assignment of an ELL to a Core Academic Teacher unless the teacher holds the SEI Endorsement or earns it within one year.
    The supervisor or evaluator of any SEI Teacher must also hold an SEI Endorsement or obtain one within one year.
    In addition, all educators with an academic license who seek to renew a Professional License on/after July 1, 2016, must earn at least 15 Professional Development Points (PDPs) related to SEI or ESL, and 15 PDPs related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles (603 CMR 44.06).

    How to APPLY for MA DESE RETELL Courses 2014-2015:
    http://www.cvent.com/events/retell-2014-15/event-summary-e62e294af2504214b5fbf3e31ebd0bb8.aspx
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Tuesday, October 18

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