ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR SUPPORTING ENGLISH LEARNERS
At PERC, we want to serve as a bridge between education research and practice in Philadelphia. In addition to publishing original studies, we spread the word about other resources that are relevant to our focus areas, based on rigorous research, and freely available.
We regularly update this curated collection with new materials, so check back often!
Teaching academic content and literacy
English learners practice guide from the What Works Clearinghouse
This guide offers practical recommendations and examples for instructing English learners in grades K-8 across a range of content areas, from a panel of distinguished researchers and educators. The guide explains the level of research evidence for each recommendation.
The guide was produced by the Institute of Education Sciences, the independent, non-partisan research office of the U.S. Department of Education.
Professional learning community materials for implementing recommendations from the English learners practice guide
This is a complete set of materials for professional learning communities of educators seeking to implement recommendations from the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide, described above. The materials include plans for eight 90-minute sessions, a facilitators' guide, participant materials, and videos of effective practices in action in K-8 classrooms.
These materials were produced by Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest at AIR, under contract to the Institute of Education Sciences, the independent, non-partisan research office of the U.S. Department of Education.