Sequoia Union High School District: 3 Steps to Simplify Transferring Student Records

When I was an administrator, my favorite day of the year was always the first day of kindergarten. It typically fell two days before the start of the other students' school year. In preparation for the first day of kindergarten, teachers would send home surveys to each kinder parent requesting important information about their children. Thus, armed with pages of information about each child and a recent photo, our kinder teachers were ready to woo their tiny new students and ease the fears of their anxious parents. When walking the halls of the kinder wing on that first day, it was commonplace to hear things like:

Alabama ESL Camp Provides Unique Learning Opportunities for Students and Teachers Alike [Video]

Every summer, Alabaster City Schools, Alabama, offers ESL Camp - ten days of academically engaging activities for English language learners (ELLs) that enhance their English language development in literacy, science and math. Last week, a few of us at Ellevation were fortunate enough to visit and get a first-hand glimpse at some of the project-based learning and personalized instruction taking place in this district.

Topics: Leadership, Standards & Instruction, District Spotlights, Teacher Tips

Filling a market gap for English Language Learner educators

This is part of a blog series that focuses on how the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approaches impact investing. In this series, you will read about the foundation’s investment strategy in a particular ed tech solution, and each company’s mission to solve an existing problem in education. You can find the full series here.

Topics: Ellevation News

Spring Cleaning: Dusting off your EL Student Data to Identify Support Needs

I’ll admit that I’m a clean freak. So naturally when I received the Spring Cleaning issue of my home improvement magazine, I expected to breeze through their cleaning checklist with ease. Most of their tips were already a regular part of my weekly routine, but I felt my stomach turn when I read Tip #12.  

Topics: Policy, District Spotlights

Enable language learning in ALL classrooms with Ellevation Instructional Strategies

Over a year ago, as we expanded into the classroom with Ellevation InClass, our district partners immediately saw the benefits of providing ELL-specific data directly to classroom teachers. With InClass, teachers can see their students’ proficiency levels, review the recommendations made by the ELL team, and provide information back to the ELL team on their students’ performance. InClass is a digital Individualized Language Plan - and so much more - cutting down on paperwork and keeping everyone in the district invested in the success of their English Learners.

Topics: Product, Standards & Instruction, Teacher Tips

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