Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

May 1, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Three Education-Related Star Wars Resources

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From the Star Wars site:

“May the 4th be with you.” What started as pun warmly shared by fans has become a full-fledged Star Wars holiday: Star Wars Day, a special once-a-year celebration of the galaxy far, far away.

Here are three related resources:

First, awhile back I wrote a column for Education Week headlined What ‘Star Wars’ Can Teach Educators About Parent Engagement.

Secondly, here’s a video included in The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A “Growth Mindset”:

 

Thirdly, Latest ‘Star Wars’ Teaches The Value Of Failure is from NPR.

April 30, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Announcement: “NCTE Latinx Caucus Awards 2018”

Here’s an important announcement:

Excelencia in Teaching Scholarship: $1000

Established by the Latinx Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and sponsored by Laura Muñoz, CEO S-Mart, this scholarship will be awarded to a Latinx educator in a K-12 classroom to help cover the cost of registration, travel, and lodging to the NCTE annual conference. This educator is an example of excellence in teaching and demonstrates innovative approaches in education.

For us, innovative approaches means a teacher that is willing to take risks and experiment with different teaching and learning methods to better meet the needs of his/her students. These approaches can include innovative uses of technology, service-learning, and any other unique ideas that engage students in learning.

Eligibility

Must be a Latinx teacher in K-12.

Application Process:

  1. Google form that includes short answer questions: https://goo.gl/forms/BwBmDx8jrofwoY2u2
  2. Letter of support from someone familiar with your work

Letter of support should be sent to latinxcaucusawards@gmail.com

Videos are encouraged to supplement application, but are not necessary.

Subject line: Excelencia in Teaching Scholarship

Applications DUE– July 16th, 2018

Award Winner will be announced by August 24th, 2018

 Award winner will be recognized at the 2018 NCTE Awards Ceremony on November 15-18th in Houston, TX.
 

Nuestra Gente Award: $500

Established by the Latinx Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and sponsored by Laura Muñoz, CEO S-Mart, this award recognizes a Latinx graduate student or junior faculty (first three years) to support their continued education and research agenda which must align to the NCTE Rainbow Strand.

Rainbow Strand sessions highlight issues and strategies related to enhancing the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Affirming the lives and literatures, literacies and legacies of people across complex and multiple lines of difference is central to the mission of the Rainbow Strand. Thus, Rainbow Strand sessions represent the cultural and linguistic diversity of a nation, if not a globe, and thus affirm and explore, examine and pay unique attention to historically underrepresented populations—specifically Latinx.

Eligibility

  1. Must be a Latinx graduate student in his/her first 3 years of teaching
  2. His/her research must align with Rainbow Strand

Application Process:

  1. Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/ZMigFcIZNbCVhdLp2
  2. One letter of support from a professor or colleague who is familiar with your research
  3. Complete curriculum vitae
  4. Proof of college enrollment (if applicable)

Letter of support, CV and proof of college enrollment should be sent to latinxcaucusawards@gmail.com

Subject line: Nuestra Gente Award

Applications DUE– July 16th, 2018

Award Winner will be announced by August 24th, 2018

Award winner will be recognized at the 2018 NCTE Awards Ceremony on November 15-18th in Houston, TX.

 

 

 

April 11, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Cinco de Mayo Is In A Few Weeks – Here Are Related Resources

 

Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, commemorates the defeat of the French by the Mexican Army in 1862. It’s a holiday in some parts of Mexico, and is celebrated by Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans in the United States.

You might be interested in The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo.

April 6, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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April 23rd Is World Book & Copyright Day, World Book Night & UN English Language Day – Here Are Related Resources

UNESCO and the UN says April 23rd is both “World Book & Copyright Day” and “UN English Language Day.” It’s also celebrated in some countries, particularly in the UK, as “World Book Night.”

You might be interested in Apparently, Today Is Both “World Book Night” & “UN English Language Day” – Here Are The Best Resources For Them.

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