The Language of Content

Articles from the Speak Agent team that provide classroom resources, implementation strategies, research-based perspectives, and updates regarding our Content+LanguageSM platform.

Platform Update - June 2023

Your friends at Speak Agent are working hard this summer to deliver more improvements! In fact, today we released version 3.4.0, which adds many enhancements that teachers and students have put on their wish lists! 

Three Summer Activities to Support Language Development for ELLs

While finding ways to rest and recharge over the summer is important, summer break also opens up some time for educational activities and enrichment that can help support students’ learning and language development without the pressures of the...

Making STEM Accessible for ELLs

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are some of the most important subjects that students will learn in school to unlock opportunities in college and their future careers. With STEM occupations projected to grow nearly 11% by...

What’s in the New CGCS Framework for English Learners?

In April, the Council of the Great City Schools published A Framework for Foundational Literacy Skills Instruction for English Learners to share best practices for teaching ELs of all grade levels. The framework synthesizes the latest research in...

Using ESSER Funding for Your English Learner Program

The September 30, 2023, deadline to allocate ESSER II funding provided through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act is quickly approaching! Here are five ways to use ESSER funding for your English learner (EL) program.

Celebrating National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month

Did you know that April is National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month? As a multilingual/ELL educator, I wanted to offer helpful resources to celebrate.

Celebrating Earth Day: History of the Holiday, Resources & Activities

Every year on April 22, millions of people celebrate Earth Day. We participate in the holiday as a worldwide community, but that initial awareness around environmental issues often starts in the classroom. We’ve put together a brief history, created...

Platform Update - April 2023

Our last version 3.3.5 introduces a new feature: email updates! These give you actionable insights into usage and progress. You will not receive any emails unless you opt in. (See below.) There is one version for teachers and one for school leaders.

An Update for our Partners

In light of the extraordinary events of last week in the technology industry, I wanted to let all of our school district partners and stakeholders know that the services provided by Speak Agent, Inc. will be unaffected by the failure of Silicon...

Five Secrets to District-Wide Success

My previous post reported on the groundbreaking success with Speak Agent in middle grades math and ELD at Prince George’s County Public Schools. But how did PGCPS achieve results? This article explores the key ingredients to achieving success.

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