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Administrator Perspectives of Reopening Plans for English Learners

VATESOL Together

Two Fists of Cilantro: Lifting up the Experience and Knowledge of Multilingual Families
Renata Germino is a  Newcomer Specialist working in Charlottesville, Virginia.  In this podcast she talks about different projects she manages that celebrate multilingual learners and families with whom she works.  She also spends time sharing knowledge about applying for different grants, working with community partners, and empowering young people to share their stories. Renata is happy to answer any follow-up questions you have.  She can best be reached at
April 01, 2021
Interview with David Cutler, TESOL International Director of Advocacy and Outreach
Listen in as the VATESOL Advocacy and Legislative Liaison interviews the TESOL International Director of Advocacy and Outreach. They discuss why advocacy for ELs is important, how to get non-ELTs on board with advocacy efforts, and how to make contact with elected officials. Get started on your advocacy journey today!
October 09, 2020
Advocating for English Learners during Distance Learning
This is an audio recording of our latest blog post from our guest blogger, Diane Staehr Fenner.  She is the founder and president of SupportEd, an ELL Consulting Firm and the author of Advocating for English Learners:  A Guide for Educators.  Listen in for some resources to help advocate for your English learners! 
October 05, 2020
Brainstorm Your School Year Boundaries
Emily Hemmingson, founder of The Whole Adventure:  Health Coaching for Teachers, shares the importance of setting boundaries for this school year. Listen in to find out when to know you need a boundary, what types of boundaries you may consider, and how to take action on this goal. 
October 03, 2020
Calming Your Nerves Before Synchronous Teaching
Presented by WendySue Clausson Wendy is a full-time ESL teacher in the City of Virginia Beach Public Schools. Her 18 years’ experience includes ages Pre-K up and through adult learners. This school year she was named Teacher of the Year for Cooke El. School. Her current position with VATESOL is 2nd VP and she is really enjoying my work with the organization. In her free time, she enjoys painting, crafting, house projects, swimming, visiting with friends, and the beach. During this PODCAST series, she will be offering Teaching Tips and Ideas of strategies that have proven to be successful for my Language Learners over the years.
September 11, 2020
Administrator Perspectives of Reopening Plans for English Learners
This is the audio file of the most recent blog post from the VATESOL Together's Back to School series. Listen in to find out administrators' perspectives on the decision-making process to host instruction in-person versus virtually in regards to English learners.
August 14, 2020