Podcasts

Family Toolkit Part 2 (June 2024)

This two-part podcast hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) focuses the ways in which educators use the English Learner Family Toolkit, a resource from OELA that is meant to support English and multilingual learners’ family members as they become…

Family Toolkit Part 1 (June 2024)

This two-part podcast hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) focuses the ways in which educators use the English Learner Family Toolkit, a resource from OELA that is meant to support English and multilingual learners’ family members as they become…

Supporting ELs After COVID Pandemic and Beyond Part 2 (May 2024)

This two-part podcast hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) discusses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the experiences and academic achievement of English learners and post-pandemic support for English learners and their educators.…

Supporting ELs After COVID Pandemic and Beyond Part 1 (May 2024)

This two-part podcast hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) discusses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the experiences and academic achievement of English learners and post-pandemic support for English learners and their educators.…

Black History Month Panel Discussion Part 2 (April 2024)

This two-part podcast hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) features Kristin Simonne — Education Program Specialist at OELA along with four exceptional African American and Afro-Latin educators: Jenniffer Saldaña Whyte, a Spanish Teacher at the…

Black History Month Panel Discussion Part 1 (April 2024)

This two-part podcast hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) features Kristin Simonne — Education Program Specialist at OELA along with four exceptional African American and Afro-Latin educators: Jenniffer Saldaña Whyte, a Spanish Teacher at the…

Supporting Multilingualism for All: Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy - Part 4 (February 2024)

In this final episode of the Seal of Biliteracy podcast series practitioners share their experiences with implementing and promoting the Seal of Biliteracy in their educational contexts and answer questions about topics associated with the implementation of this credential. This episode features…

Supporting Multilingualism for All: Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy - Part 3 (February 2024)

In this episode Drs. Heineke and Davin continue discussing the various benefits of multilingualism and focus on appropriate proficiency assessments and promotion of the Seal of Biliteracy.

Supporting Multilingualism for All: Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy - Part 2 (February 2024)

The second part of this four-part podcast series features four practitioners who share their experiences in implementing and promoting the Seal of Biliteracy in their educational contexts. This episode features Dr. Anna Szuber, Director of English Learner Programs and Dr. Fabiola Ginski, Director…

Supporting Multilingualism for All: Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy - Part 1 (February 2024)

This four-part podcast series hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) features Dr. Amy Heineke, Professor of Bilingual Education at Loyola University in Chicago and Dr. Kristin Davin, Professor of World Language Education at the University of North…