Publication Date

Spring 3-31-2021

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Master of Arts in TESOL)

First Advisor

Dr. Leslie Turpin



To create a sustainable and user-friendly district website manual that supports and promotes learning and community among ELL students, families, and teachers.



Every public school district has the responsibility to provide their English language learners (ELLs) with reliable and accessible resources. Many communities do this through various avenues, including in-person and online materials. Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, there is an even greater need to provide information online. Many schools are bouncing between hybrid and fully remote programs. Some families are opting to homeschool regardless if their district offers in-person classes or not. Supporting these families and keeping them up to date on how to navigate these challenging times is essential. This materials development project will seek to fill this need by designing an ELL district-wide website manual. This study will research what many public school's websites already offer in addition to presenting insight from ELL students, their families, and educators on what they would like to know and see on a website specially designed to support their needs.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Educational Technology | Elementary Education | Online and Distance Education | Secondary Education