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Familia: Action, Support, Leadership

Together with the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA), the Pearson Foundation has created “Familia: Action, Support, and Leadership.”

In this short film, Latino educators from some of California’s largest school districts and the California Department of Education discuss their deep commitment to helping students achieve academic success through their work in CALSA. The film was launched at the CALSA annual meeting, held November 7 through 9, 2008, in San Diego, California. Go to the following link to see the film.


March 6, 2009 at 9:24 pm Leave a comment

The Big Question

What is the difference between theme and concept development, and how can that distinction serve my English language learners?
Learning English, with all of its nuances, is challenging to every student. Understanding the difference between themes and concepts adds another layer. In order for EL’s to participate in the conversation and get the deep understanding of concepts, they need language? How and when should we develop that language?

February 26, 2009 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment