LINKS TO CT GUIDANCE, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES

Connecticut State Department of Education

     CSDE ESL-Bilingual Web page (SBOE 2010 Position Statement, Bilingual Ed Statute, ELL Framework, AMAO Sample Letters, etc.)

            Resource: Administrative Resource Handbook for Coordinators of Programs of English Language Learners in CTs Public Schools

     CSDE Assessment Requirements for ELLs (AMAO calculation, Test Exemptions, and Exit Standards)

     CSDE Test Accommodations Web page (ELL Test Accommodations)

            Resource: List of Approved Bilingual Dictionaries for MCAS (Massachusetts)

                  * PLEASE NOTE: Connecticut permits use of ONLY word-to-word bilingual dictionaries as a CMT/CAPT test accommodation. 

     Additional links that provide guidance for schools/districts regarding ELLs in CT schools

     Connecticut Education, Data, and Research (CEDaR) Web site

     CT Accountability for Learning Initiative (CALI)

    

CT Regional Education Service Centers (RESCs)

     The CT RESC Alliance

          CT RESC Alliance ELL Resources

     Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES)

          ARCTELL      

     Cooperative Educational Services (CES)

     Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)

     EASTCONN

          ELL Professional Development Activities

     Education Connection

     LEARN

          

    

State Education Resource Center (SERC)

     Initiative on Diversity in Education - ELL Resources

     ELL In-district, Job-embedded Professional Development and Technical Assistance Topics & Info

   

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)

TESOL and Bilingual Education M.S. Degree and Cross Endorsements

Professional Development: Training for All Teachers (TAT): "Educating our ELLs"

Southern Connecticut State University online TAT Program library Southern's Training for All Teachers (TAT) program maintains an online curriculum library of more than 250 teacher-modified curriculum units across all subjects for English learners in grades K-12. The library is searchable by grade and by subject (science, math, history/social studies, language arts, etc.)

 

UCLA-School Management Project (SMP), Northeast Region

     Professional Development: Support for English Language Learners

 

Publishers/Testing

CTB/McGraw-Hill

 

Organizations and Agencies - Resources

Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education

Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Department of Education

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) [OELA]

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) [CAL]

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) [University of California, Berkeley]

The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt)

Equity Alliance at Arizona State University (ASU) - Language-Differences Media Lab

Center on Instruction: ELL: K-12: Resources

NYU Steinhardt - ALBETAC - Translated Content Area Glossaries

New York State Education Department (NYSED) - Translated Content Area Glossaries

 

Professional Organizations

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Connecticut Teachers of English of Speakers of Other Languages (ConnTESOL)

Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CT COLT)

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME)