KidsFirst-English Language Learners

New Instructional Resources to Support ELL Students

Helping Students Succeed

All students need the support to succeed in school. This support varies from student to student. Over the last decade the English Language Learner (ELL) population continues to grow across our district. ELL students bring a wide variety of academic needs. To help support the academic needs of ELL students the district is partnering with Ellevation.

Read below to learn more about this partnership.

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Ellevation Mission

Ellevation helps English Language Learners realize their highest aspirations.

The success of our nation’s underserved students is closely tied to effective teaching. To support hard-working and passionate educators, we develop solutions to improve instruction, enhance collaboration, and maximize impact.

We constantly learn from educators, and the work we do reflects their insights. We will listen, innovate, and deliver.

The video below introduces Ellevation InClass--a tool designed specifically to help classroom teachers meet the needs of ELL students.

Introducing Ellevation InClass

Start Now--Access to InClass

Within the next day or so you will receive an invitation from Ellevation. Follow the directions in the email to access InClass. If you don't have any ELL students right now, sign up anyway. You will have access to Ellevation Instructional Strategies.

Ellevation--Instructional Strategies

Instructional Strategies is a resource of effective classroom activities for content teachers to use throughout instruction to improve language acquisition and content learning. This three-tiered framework organizes the activities into six instructional Practices for meeting the needs of English language learners. Each Practice is comprised of three Strategies, or approaches to the Practice. Within the Strategies are our classroom Activities. These activities are non-content specific and can be used across grade levels.

The activities increase student cognitive engagement. No matter if you have ELL students or not, you will want to check out the activities.

Next Steps

Over the next few weeks a team from your school will introduce Ellevation InClass. Throughout the year the team will highlight activities that you might try in your classroom.

Remember--you will be receiving an email to gain access to Ellevation InClass. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Teaching and Learning.

Jana Beth Francis

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

Daviess County Public Schools