At English Learner Portal, we are always looking for new ways to focus our students on developing academic language. As students and teachers interact with our new 8.5" x 14" Thinking Verb Bilingual Placemats, the level of academic language use immediately rises!
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Kelly is the founder of English Learner Portal and has 25 years of experience in public education settings (MD, PA, VA, NC) including consultant, ESL program coordinator, school administrator, instructional specialist, & teacher. She is a WIDA Licensed Consultant and a recipient of the TESOL ELT Leadership Management Certificate. She provides consulting and professional development services in the WIDA Standards Framework & Assessments, meeting the needs of English learners across the curriculum, early literacy & language development, program evaluation, curriculum development, & long range program planning. Kelly holds a Master's degree in Instructional Systems Development & certification in Elementary Education, Spanish, ESOL, & Administration.