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

Ellevation Scales Up to Support Large School Districts

Ellevation is privileged to serve nearly 500 school districts across the United States. Our partner districts are big and small, rural and urban, and span the western tip of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to the warm beaches of Ft Lauderdale - and everywhere in between. One of the great thrills of our work is that every community has its own story, and every district presents its own mix of challenges and opportunities.

Topics: Leadership

Tim Boals, Jana Echevarria, and Jeff Zwiers Join Ellevation’s Instructional Advisory Board

At Ellevation, we often talk about the importance of learning, and encourage members of our team to seek input from colleagues and other educators. Seeking guidance from others, in particular those with real expertise, helps us improve our work, incorporate different perspectives, and make faster progress toward our goal: ensuring all students can reach their highest aspirations.

Topics: Leadership

Thanksgiving: A Welcome Reminder Why We Do the Work We Do

I often get to conduct demos of Ellevation for ESL/Bilingual administrators, coaches, classroom teachers and others. Educators almost always share their excitement and examples of how they would use Ellevation to enhance their work. And I always say the exact same thing: Our software is good; our people are even better. This is another way of highlighting Service, one of our core values, and our commitment to do whatever it takes to delight our partners.

Topics: Leadership

ELLvis is Alive!

The Ellevation team was proud to be a part of the 2015 National WIDA Conference that took place last week in Las Vegas. This was our 4th WIDA conference, and while the conferences have grown a lot in attendance, one important thing has remained consistent: this conference attracts serious educators from all corners of the country who are deeply engaged in the collective work of educating ELLs. We are proud and privileged to support their work.

Topics: Leadership

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