The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) in collaboration with the Northeast Comprehensive Center is creating the online course, “Supporting Collaborative ELL and General Education: A Model for Professional Learning Communities.” This five-module collaborative course was created for school-based teams and professional learning communities (PLCs) interested in increasing their capacity to support English Language Learners (ELLs) during general content instruction, while also supporting high quality instruction for all students, including students with special needs. The course will introduce participants to a Standards-Based Tuning Protocol to help teachers tune lessons so that content instruction includes appropriate supports for ELLs. The course will be piloted this summer and then available to all schools/districts in the fall. For more information, please visit or subscribe to the course’s YouTube channel.

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