Common Core and ELLs: Planning Professional Development About Academic Language
This article is part of a series from Colorin Colorado! on planning professional development around the Common Core with English learners (ELs). Written for a district or school curriculum leader, an administrator, or a lead teacher, this article shares guidelines and examples on how to train teachers to include academic language into their lesson planning materials. Academic language, as the article points out, plays a significant role in the Common Core standards. More importantly, academic language is important in developing content-area knowledge in students, especially ELs.