3 Helpful Resources for Teaching English Learners

Neil Kirschling

Did you know that more than 11,000 English learner students attend Delaware schools, representing more than 100 different languages? Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Bishop, an English as a Second Language teacher in the Brandywine School District who also serves as treasurer and membership chair of Delaware English Language Learners Teachers […]


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Are Delaware Teacher Prep Programs Top Tier?

Liz Hoyt and Shyanne Miller

In November, the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) released new and improved Teacher Preparation Program Reports. These reports are a part of the effort to improve the quality and transparency of teacher preparation programs in Delaware. This year, four out of 30 Delaware programs* received the highest possible rating—Tier 1.   Here is our breakdown […]


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New York Times Shoutout for Delaware Pathways

Paul Herdman

As we get ready to take a few days off to enjoy time with family and friends, I wanted to share a New York Times column that acknowledges some good work in Delaware that’s helping our young people navigate high school and a changing economy.     The career pathways work at William Penn High […]


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Let’s Personalize Professional Development

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

As a 25-year veteran teacher, I believe I’ve just about seen it all when it comes to education. When I started my career, everything was neatly packaged. Students sat in neatly organized rows and my day ranged from honors to basic skills classes. I was the sole determinant of what would be taught and how […]


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Instructional Tech to Motivate and Engage Students

Matt Amis

At this year’s Colonial Technology Conference, where the focus was on blended learning, Rodel Teacher Council member Joe Evans brought his signature brand of motivational, tech-fueled energy. Evans, a math instructor and digital learning teacher at Delcastle Technical High School, presented Using Instructional Technology to Motivate and Engage Student Learners during the daylong conference. Here’s […]


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