English language learners are a diverse and growing constituency in schools. What shifts is your school or classroom making to adapt to their evolving needs? How does research, like the recent report showing the benefits of dual language programs in early childhood education for young English language learners, inform the programing your school or district designs? How are you helping English Language Learners access common core standards in English language arts? How do ELL specialists partner with classroom teachers to design inclusive lessons and target particular needs like developing academic vocabulary? How do you bridge school to home connections to make your school welcoming to all families?
ASCD Express is looking for short, 600–1,000-word essays on the theme “Essential Shifts for English Language Learners .” Guidelines for submissions are here; please send us your submissions to email@example.com by August 1, 2013.