ELL/ESL Resources for Gen. Ed. Teachers

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Basic Info 9.16.2020

As we settle into our new normal, I just wanted to provide some basic background info. regarding the ELLs you may have in your classes.  


  1. How do I know if I have an ELL student in my class?
    • In genesis the student, in the same location that you see IEP and other icons,  you will see a green speaking bubble.  If you do not see any icons next to your student names (here is a 45 second tutorial), you can turn this feature on by going in to set-up, edit preferences, and under students select yes to the display statements.  
    • In your roster, if you hover over the green bubble it will tell you how long they have been in the program
  2. How do I know my ELLs English proficiency?
    • If you check their current schedule, you will see an ESL class.  We have levels 1-5.
    • Here is a graphic that has simple descriptions of what your ELLs "Can Do" 
What ELLs Can Do-4Domains

    We also have a handful of ELLs that have refused services (yes, that is a legal option).  Families that have refused services are still identified as ELLs, but are not in ESL classes. 

    1. How can I get help? Please reach out to their assigned ESL teacher or me.  We be happy to assist. 
    • ESL assignments
      • ESL 1-Laura Reyes
      • ESL 2-Natalia Cabinda
      • ESL 3-Natalia Cabinda
      • ESL 4-Alexandra Dobromilsky
      • ESL 5-Alexandra Dobromilsky
    • Content support assignments
      • Algebra courses-Heather Seeney and Laura Reyes
      • Geometry-Heather Seeney
      • World Cultures-Laura Reyes
      • US 1-Laura Reyes
      • Biology and Physical Science-Heather Seeney
        Fun Facts
        • The acronym ELL refers to English Language Learner and refers to the student
        • The Acronym ESL refers to English as a Second Language and refers to the instructional program

According to the National Education Association, by 2025, an estimated 25 percent of public school students will be ELLs, and represent over 300 languages. This course is about providing both teachers and learners robust tools to tap into the diverse groups that make up classrooms. Additionally, this is about providing strategies for educators to create culturally responsive learning environments. Link to the course


Please join ICMEE (International Consortium for Multilingual Excellence in Education) to think forward about, collaborate around and plan for thoughtful engagement with multilingual students and their families during the COVID-19 Era. We are offering four free modules to support teacher engagement with various ideas multiple times across the summer on: assessment, classroom community, collaboration with families, and teaching & learning.
Registration now open for eModule Session 1: June 15-19
Important info:
1. To register go to http://icmee.unl.edu/register_modules
2. Enter your information and Group ID: 27187773
3. Once you have registered a password will be emailed to you.
4. Use your email and password to login and get started at http://icmee.unl.edu/modules
Questions? Email icmee@unl.edu.
Questions? Email icmee@unl.edu