Improved Lesson Planning With Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Researchers explored 45 northern California teacher candidates' implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles in the classroom. The data suggest that all students, in particular those with special needs in general education settings, benefit from lesson plans that incorporate UDL techniques.
The CUNY-NYSIEB Guide to Translanguaging in Latino/a Literature
This guide offers analysis of language use in 32 works of Latino/a literature that are appropriate for Grades PreK-12, analyzing 17 books for grades PreK-6 and 15 books for grades 7-12. The analysis of each book includes lexile level, themes, author biography and website, a list of supplemental resources, a summary of the book, and an analysis of the way that the author uses translanguaging, the flexible use of linguistic resources, in literature.
Culturally Responsive Teaching: 4 Misconceptions
From the Cult of Pedagogy website:
The term “culturally responsive teaching” has been around for decades, but it seems to have gotten more attention in recent years. That’s good news: With our classrooms growing more diverse every year, teachers should be more interested in how they can best teach students from different backgrounds.
The not-so-good news is that in some cases, teachers think … Read more
Social Justice Standards (2016)
Anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes for anti-bias education in K-12 classrooms are provided in this document published by Teaching Tolerance.
Published by: Teaching Tolerance
Access and Equity--CA ELA/ELD Framework (2015)
This chapter provides information and guidance to educators in their work to support all students in achieving their highest potential.
Published by: California Department of Education
Equity Literacy for Educators: Definitions and Abilities (2017)
Four key abilities of equity literate educators are defined.
Published by: Equity Literacy Institute
Equity and Digital Contexts for Literacy Instruction
This Literacy Leadership Brief from the International Literacy Association discusses the relationship between equity and digital contexts for literacy instruction.
Published by: International Literacy Association
Expanding the Canon: How Diverse Literature Can Transform Literacy Learning (2018)
This Literacy Leadership Brief from the International Literacy Association argues for an expansive approach to literature selection in which the diverse streams of culture, history, and language comprising the human experience are represented.
Enhancing Academic Instruction for Adolescent English Language Learners With or at Risk for Learning Disabilities (2017)
This article outlines pathways to academic learning for English Language Learners (ELLs) and students with learning disabilities. It presents instructional strategies to support the development of reading and language proficiency simultaneous with making content learning accessible.
Published by: CEEDAR Center
Authors: Diane Haager and Anna V. Osipova
Evidence-Based Practices for English Learners (2016)
This analysis identifies effective practices for English learners based upon a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) model. The practices include three central areas: (a) academic instruction, (b) monitoring of student progress, and (c) family-school partnerships.
Published by: CEEDAR Center
Authors: Richards-Tutor, C. Aceves, T. Reese, L.