Background on this Tool
As noted on their website, The Education Alliance at Brown University is a “reform support organization committed to advancing equitable educational opportunities that prepare all student populations to succeed in the 21st century.” Their mission is to enhance learning for all students, with their work specifically targeting culturally and linguistically diverse students. This resource is included in both the "Ambitious Instruction" and "Involved Families" sections of the Resource Hub because of its applicability to both domains of the "5Essentials for School Improvement" framework.
Guidance on How to Leverage this Tool
These resources can support educators and leaders in strengthening multiple components within the Ambitious Instruction domain of the "5Essentials for School Improvement" framework, with the goal of improving educational outcomes for all students. This site is included here under the Ambitious Instruction domain because the resources provide guidance on teaching and learning strategies in three key areas:
- Culturally Responsive Teaching
- Sheltered English Instruction
- Language Support for Students in the Home and in School
The resources available on this website are designed to provide teachers and leaders with relevant research and instructional strategies to support diverse learners, including English language learners.
Getting Started with Teaching Diverse Learners Toolkit
The resources on this website would be best used when planning instruction and student supports, rather than just in response to challenges. Planning for instruction in this way ensures that teachers and leaders are working to create a learning environment in which there are high expectations for all students and to ensure that teachers and leaders are prepared to meet the diverse needs of each individual student.
The Education Alliance at Brown University. Teaching Diverse Learners. For more information, please visit this website.