Podcasts

EL Teacher Preparation: Zooming In On Maryland's Eastern Shore – Part 1 (September 2020)

Research on teacher preparation identifies the recruitment, preparation, induction, and retention of teachers as challenges in providing high-quality instruction for English learners (ELs). Compounding these challenges are the varied educational and geographical landscape that teachers of ELs work…

Engaging English Learners And Families Through Distance Learning (June 2020)

Family and community engagement is an essential part of student success. With COVID-19 related school closures and the transition to distance learning, many schools are working to sustain engagement with English learner (EL) families and communities, and to ensure two-way communication to build…

Integrating Language While Teaching STEM: Science (March 2020)

  The NCELA Teaching Practice Brief Effective instructional practices, examples, and practice shifts for science and engineering teachers highlights promising practices related to science and engineering instruction for educators and other staff who support English learners (ELs) and their…

Supporting ELs With Interrupted Formal Education: Research And Practices From The Field – Part 2 (February 2020)

  An important topic in English learner (EL) education is how ELs who are students with interrupted formal education, or SIFE, often face many serious challenges when attending school in the United States. Their educators also often encounter difficulties in meeting SIFE's needs. Supporting ELs…

Supporting ELs With Interrupted Formal Education: Research And Practices From The Field – Part 1 (February 2020)

  An important topic in English learner (EL) education is how ELs who are students with interrupted formal education, or SIFE, often face many serious challenges when attending school in the United States. Their educators also often encounter difficulties in meeting SIFE's needs. Supporting ELs…

Dual Language Education: Historical U.S. Perspectives And Current Practices – Part 2 (January 2020)

For English learner students, dual language programs offer opportunities to lead with their cultural and linguistic assets, leverage and nurture their full linguistic knowledge and skills, and engage in rigorous academic content learning, all while developing English. As dual language programs…

Dual Language Education: Historical U.S. Perspectives And Current Practices – Part 1 (January 2020)

  For English learner students, dual language programs offer opportunities to lead with their cultural and linguistic assets, leverage and nurture their full linguistic knowledge and skills, and engage in rigorous academic content learning, all while developing English. As dual language programs…

Integrating Language Into Early Childhood Education (January 2020)

This podcast, featuring Celeste McLaughlin, NAM Team Lead and Grants Management Coordinator at OELA and Dr. Pamela Spycher, Senior Research Associate at WestEd, explores the four key practices presented in the brief: Embracing an assets orientation, promoting multilingual development, providing…

Integrating Language While Teaching Mathematics (December 2019)

The NCELA Teaching Practice Brief Effective Instructional Practices and Examples for Teaching Math to English Learners provides educators with current research findings and evidence-based, high quality, instructional mathematics practices from the Institute of Education Sciences’ Practice Guide for…