This course addresses Structured English Immersion (SEI) instruction and assessment of K-12 English Language Learners (ELLs), and is designed to meet the standards set by the Arizona Department of Education. It examines the legal, historical, and educational reasons for SEI, as well as theoretical principles of language acquisition and the role of culture in learning. It also emphasizes the alignment of ELL Proficiency Standards to Arizona’s Academic Standards and their application to lesson planning. The Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA), use of alternative assessments, analysis of data, and the application of data to instruction, are emphasized as well. A final project synthesizes the concepts and instructional strategies taught in the course.
Summarize strategies to provide comprehensible input.
Apply strategies for maintaining student engagement to lesson planning.
Determine means for extending SEI methods for English Language Development (ELD) instruction.
Plan lessons based on prior knowledge.
Integrate current materials in ELD instruction (lesson & text modifications).
Explain ways to model and demonstrate a concept, skill or strategy.
Extend SEI content methods (preview/review, content area reading & writing strategies, experiential methods).
Analyze and apply vocabulary development approaches in the content areas.
Select, adapt, and sequence current curricular materials to support ELD instruction.
Discuss the importance of repeated practice and use.
Develop a plan to deliver ongoing, specific and immediate feedback.
Assessment and Analysis of Data
Integrate diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments for ELLs.
Evaluate appropriate uses of formal and informal assessments to monitor student achievement and to guide instruction
Identify the content and the use of the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA).
Track student status and progress by interpreting summarized results of the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA) results.
Create alternative methods of assessment.
Implement an alternative assessment.
Interpret and use “snapshots” of longitudinal data.
Application of Assessment Data Analysis
Analyze and apply disaggregated data to differentiate instruction.
Plan instruction based on standardized testing and language proficiency assessment.
Design lessons to address academic deficiencies.
Utilize assessment results for placement and accommodations for special education and gifted students.
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®) Model and Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating ELL Standards-Based Instruction in the Content Areas Arts
Analyze key components and characteristics of the SIOP® Model (adapted from Planning, Implementing, and Evaluation ELL Standards-Based Instruction in the Content Areas Arts).
Apply the SIOP® Model in lesson planning.
Evaluate instructional planning and implementation.
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