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Colorín Colorado: Poems for Everyone Booklist

Celebrate poetry with these wonderful collections of poems from different cultures. Many of the featured books are bilingual in English and Spanish, offering poems for a wide-ranging audience.

Colorín Colorado: Providing the Right Learning Opportunities for Latino Student Success

Interview with Dr. Frances Contreras about her research on Latino students and educational opportunities.

Colorín Colorado: Reaching Out to Hispanic Parents of English Language Learners

Reading Rockets and the American Federation of Teachers have developed the Colorín Colorado-AFT Toolkit for Teachers: Reaching Out to Hispanic Parents of English Language Learners. This toolkit includes background information on reaching out to Hispanic parents, four sample workshops, videos in Spanish and English, and bilingual handouts.

Colorín Colorado: Reading and Understanding Written Math Problems

This article offers a concise overview of strategies for helping ELLs master written word problems. The author is a middle school math teacher in a building with a high ELL population.

Colorín Colorado: Reading Tip Sheets for Educators

These tip sheets for educators in grades 4-12 include information on what to do first, vocabulary instruction, and age-appropriate reading strategies.

Colorín Colorado: Teaching Reading

Resources include information on vocabulary, assessment, and grade-level strategies (K-3).

Colorado Education Association

Colorado Education Association is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.

Colorado Parent Information and Resource Center (CPIRC)

The Colorado Parent Information and Resource Center (CPIRC) at Clayton Early Learning provides information about the No Child Left Behind Law and support for school and family partnerships in Colorado that lead to increased student achievement. CPIRC also offers trainings for schools, parents, and districts, and some of these training resources such as PowerPoint presentations are available for free online.

Colorado TESOL

CoTESOL is a dynamic, growing organization of educators involved in various aspects of second language learning and bilingual education.

Colorin Colorado: American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month

American Indian Heritage Month takes place each November and is a great way to celebrate the traditions and cultures of the first Americans. ColorinColorado.org salutes the rich history and culture of the American Indian tribes with games, books, activities, and fun!

Colorin Colorado: El día de los niños/El día de los libros

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Day of the Child/Day of the Book) is a celebration based on childhood and literacy that began in 1997. Borrowing from the traditional Mexican holiday "El día de los niños," the American version expanded to include literacy when acclaimed author Pat Mora took up the cause in 1997. A year later, the U.S. Congress officially designated April 30 as "Day of the Child."

Colorin Colorado: First-Year Teacher Resources

These resources for teachers just getting started include strategies, advice, and lots of ideas!

Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law

The Commission's mission is "to promote the American Bar Association's commitment to justice and the rule of law for persons with mental, physical, and sensory disabilities and to promote their full and equal participation in the legal profession."

Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law National Law School Disability Programs Directory

The Directory is the first of its kind in aiding potential law students interested in practicing disability law, or employers seeking to find law schools that offer training for students in certain disability-related fields. The Directory supplies information collected directly from ABA-accredited law schools, including contact information for the school office that assists law students with disabilities, student organizations for law students with disabilities or related to disability law/rights, clinical programs that deal with disability or mental health law, and other relevant programming and courses.

Common Application

The Common Application provides an admission application — online and in print — that students may submit to any of their 346 members. The process can allow students to spend less time on applying for admission.

Common Core Instructional Shifts on EngageNY

This document from EngageNY offers an overview of the shifts required in the Common Core English Language Arts and Math standards.

Common Core State Standards Initiative

A state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Common Core State Standards provide a consistent framework to prepare children for college and the workforce by defining the knowledge and skills students should have in their K-12 education in order to succeed.

Common Core Video Series by EngageNY

This 15-part series, made with the New York State Education Department, shows how to implement the Common Core for ELA/Literacy and Math in schools and classrooms.

Common ESL Interview Questions

Here is a list of questions that HeadsUpEnglish.com offers that you may face from a potential employer at an interview for teaching EFL abroad or ESL in a US school.

Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools (CIS) works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources. CIS strategically aligns and delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.

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