Educators of English language learners (ELLs) are important advocates for their students. Whether you are a regular classroom teacher with ELL students in your class, or an ELL specialist, you have an important role in understanding the needs of English language learners and in helping to create a school environment that supports their academic and social success. This course will illustrate the unique needs and common challenges for ELL’s and offer concise strategies for becoming an advocate for ELL’s at both the classroom and school building level.  This course is appropriate for personnel at all grades, K-12 including teachers, para-educators, counselors, and other support people.

Required Text: Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators, 2014, by Diane Staehr Fenner. Corwin, ISBN: 978-1-4522-5769-3.  Available for approximately $23.00 from


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