In Part One of our three-part series, Dr. Amy Heineke introduces and explains Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom (CLD) – giving educators practical and applicable tips to begin implementing a CLD approach in their school or classroom.  An Associate Professor of Bi-Lingual and Bi-Cultural Education at Loyola University, Chicago, Dr. Heineke specializes in teacher preparation for English Learners and language policy work in practice to support students’ learning and language development. She is also co-author of Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom with Jay McTighe. 

Dr. Heineke discusses the importance and relevance of CLD as she outlines how ELL students learn and develop language – and how all teachers, no matter what grade level or subject matter – can assist ELL students in developing their English proficiency. Dr. Heineke was kind enough to provide her CLD Approach Comparison Chart which you can access for free below. If you are interested in learning more about CLD and how to apply in your classroom, explore Dr. Heineke’s online Learning Paths in the Marketplace – and begin learning at your own pace. 

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