Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity


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Corwin Publishers
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6.9 X 9.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author

Sydney Snyder, Ph.D. is a Principal Associate at SupportEd. In this role, Sydney develops and conducts interactive professional development for teachers of multilingual learners. She also works with the SupportEd team to offer technical assistance to school districts and educational organizations. Sydney has extensive instructional experience, having taught ESOL/EFL for over 15 years. She started her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea, West Africa. This experience ignited her passion for both teaching English and culturally responsive instruction. Sydney is co-author of Unlocking English Learners' Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible. She served as an English Teaching Fellow at Gadja Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She earned her Ph.D. in Multilingual/Multicultural Education at George Mason University and her M.A.T in TESOL at the School for International Training. You can connect with her on email at [email protected] or on Twitter at @SydneySupportEd.

Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D. is the president of SupportEd (, a woman-owned small business located in Washington, DC that is dedicated to empowering English learners and their educators. She collaborates with her team to provide EL professional development, technical assistance, and curriculum and assessment support to school districts, states, organizations, and the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to forming SupportEd, Diane was an ESOL teacher, Dual Language Assessment teacher, and ESOL Assessment Specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools, VA. She has also taught in Berlin, Germany and Veracruz, Mexico and speaks German as well as Spanish. Diane grew up on a dairy farm in Central New York and is a first-generation college graduate. She has written several books on EL education, including co-authoring Unlocking English Learners' Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible and authoring Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators. She is a frequent keynote speaker on EL education at conferences across North America. You can connect with her by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at @DStaehrFenner.

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