Teaching English Language Learners Across the Curriculum, Part II, T&L 2900

In Part 2 of this course, Jim?nez shifts her focus to sheltered instruction (or SDAIE). Participants observe several classrooms where English Language Learners are engaged in content-based ESL lessons, with Jim?nez commenting on how to plan for and address task difficulty through sheltered instruction techniques. She surveys a number of ESL techniques and presents the benefits of various instructional supports, such as team teaching, peer tutoring, educational technology, and working with bilingual paraprofessionals to support student learning. Participants explore the importance of students' culture, how to organize lessons around meaningful themes, how to communicate effectively with families, and how to engage families and communities in student learning. Through demonstrations, classroom observations, anecdotal examples, and interviews with students and educators, participants learn to apply ELL strategies to their own classrooms in all four domains of language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Objectives

After completing this course, educators will know:

  • How to use scaffolding in ESL instruction
  • How to organize ESL instruction around meaningful concepts and themes
  • How to use team teaching, peer tutoring, educational technology, and working with bilingual paraprofessionals to support student learning
  • How to select and use culturally responsive, age-appropriate, and linguistically accessible materials suitable for English learners
  • How to select primary language materials and bilingual resources
  • How to plan and implement a quality sheltered instruction lesson

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