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Professional Resources: ELL

District Profesional Library Resources

The District Professional library is located in the TAC building in downtown Omaha. The materials in the DPL are available to all staff members of the Omaha Public Schools.  The items listed below are a sampling of what is available in the DPL.

To search for print or digital titles, please visit our library catalog.  Or, see below for print items available in the DPL.

To request print materials be checked out to you, please contact Carol Hiddleston at 402-557-2544 or Courtney Pentland 402-557-2533 by phone or email.  We can hold these items for you to pick up, or we can send them to you through inter-office mail.

To access digital materials, visit the online library catalog and locate your title.  To learn more about how to check out these digital titles, please visit the Overdrive and Follett tabs on this page.  Overdrive login screen on your computer visit here.

If you have any suggestions for print or digital materials to add to the DPL, please email Courtney Pentland.  Thank you!

Professional Journal Access

Below you will find links to professional journals through the EBSCO database.  To access these journals from a computer outside of an OPS building, you will need login names and passwords.  Please contact your school or district librarian (Courtney Pentland) for this information.


ELL Students in All Classrooms

New Teacher Resources

Teaching ELL Students

Teaching ELL in the Content Areas

NEW Digital Books for 2015-2016

Digital Books

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).