The following is a case study that I have written recently for Ballard & Tighe, Publishers. Ballard & Tighe focuses solely on the development of ELD products. Writers interested in speaking to the individuals quoted in this and other case studies may contact me at and I’ll help you reach the teachers/administrators.

Kodiak Island Borough School District in Alaska is clearly off the beaten track, but
it shares many of the challenges experienced by rural and urban schools alike. With
students speaking 20 different languages, a focus on fundamentals in ELD is critical
to success. Kodiak has adopted Carousel of IDEAS from Ballard & Tighe, Publishers
because it offers a structured, systematic, and standards-based approach to language
instruction that fits their instructional framework.

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