Academic Language Development Network

Articles

June 9, 2014
  I already know the answer. Why do I have to talk to a partner?  —Nora, sixth grade   How would you respond to Nora’s (all names...
May 17, 2014
The Common Core State Standards require students to do more with knowledge and language than ever before. Rather than be mere...
December 7, 2013
The transition to new standards (e.g., Common Core, NGSS, ELD, etc.) offers a window of opportunity to fortify what and how we...
December 5, 2013
New standards (CCSS, ELD, NGSS, etc.) emphasize developing students’ abilities to use language in academic settings for complex...

About Us

The Academic Language Development Network is focused on the academic success of all students who need to improve their abilities to use language in school. The Network is a collaborative partnership between universities, states, counties, districts, and schools that desire to fortify teaching and assessment practices for developing the complex academic language, literacy, and thinking skills that support the learning of the new standards. We pay particular attention to the Common Core, Next Generation Science, and ELD standards. One of the main purposes of this network is to share ongoing research and professional development resources for building system-wide capacity to meet the instructional needs of academic English learners. We currently collaborate on professional development and research efforts in multiple settings.This work is supported by a National Professional Development Grant from the U.S Department of Education. Read more

 

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