FAQ – English Learners

Today, we are going to focus on general questions about teaching English Learners (ELs). These are questions we regularly get from teachers. If you would like further information about teaching English Learners, feel free to contact us. We also recommend the book, Explicit Direct Instruction for English Learners by DataWORKS co-founders John Hollingsworth and Dr.…


Tech Vision 1: A National Plan

In November 2010, the U.S. Department of Education released its National Education Technology Plan.  It is called Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology.   It outlines five goals and 24 recommendations for states, districts, the federal government, and other stakeholders. According to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, “the plan’s development was led by the…

common core learning objective

How to Craft a Learning Objective from a Common Core State Standard

Learning Objectives Guides are digital books that help teachers shift from just reading state standards to quickly creating lesson plans that focus on the required skills and content. Guides are available for Common Core, Next Generation Science, Literacy, and more for K-12 teachers. View All Guides Frequently at DataWORKS, we are asked what it takes…