sei500 | Graduate
Structured English Immersion
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SEI Foundations Objectives
- Know the legal, historical, and educational reasons for Structured English Immersion (SEI).
- Know basic SEI terminology.
- List language acquisition theoretical principles.
- Outline the role of culture in learning.
- Introduce basic interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic language proficiency.
Formal and Informal Assessment
- Create and offer multiple assessments.
- Integrate diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments for ELLs.
- Use assessment results for placement and accommodation for special education and gifted students.
- Use standardized testing and language proficiency as methods for monitoring student progress.
Data Analysis and Application
- Analyze and apply disaggregated data to differentiate instruction.
- Interpret and use "snapshots" of longitudinal data.
- Track student status and progress on the ELL proficiency standards using the Stanford English Language Proficiency results or your state's assessment.
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®)
- Evaluate a lesson using the SIOP® instrument.
ELL Proficiency Standards for Listening and Speaking, Reading, and Writing
- Examine the format and the alignment of ELL Proficiency Standards to state language arts (listening and speaking, reading, and writing) academic standards.
- Use ELL Proficiency Standards to plan, deliver, and evaluate instruction.
- Demonstrate the integration of ELL Proficiency Standards in all content areas.
Learning Experiences: SEI Strategies
- Identify and use multiple strategies to improve student achievement.
- Describe the silent period (ways of responding, developmental processes).
- Grasp meaning of pre- and early production strategies of students.
- Select, adapt, and sequence current curricular materials.
- Integrate current materials in ELD instruction (lesson and text modifications).
- Extend SEI content methods (preview/review, content area reading and writing strategies, experiential methods).
- Analyze and apply vocabulary development approaches in the content areas.
- Plan lessons based on prior knowledge.
- Integrate comprehensible input; ongoing, specific, and immediate feedback; grouping structures and techniques; building background and vocabulary development; and student engagement.
- Extend SEI methods for beginning ELD (TPR Storytelling® , contextual clues, and narrative approach).
- Identify the socio-cultural influences on ELLs (language shift, identity issues, role of culture in learning).
- Discuss the impact of bilingualism and home language use.
- Examine parental and community sources for aiding English acquisition.
- Cultivate home and school partnerships.
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