Advanced Structured English Immersion Methods – sei503 (3 credits)
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.
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.
Application of Assessment Data Analysis
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.
Analyze and apply disaggregated data to differentiate instruction.
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.
ELL Law R7-2-306
Identify and list legal, historical, and educational reasons for SEI instruction.
Explain key components of the current ELL law.
Describe mandates of the ELL law and their implications for small and large districts.
Issues Related to ELL Instruction
Determine appropriate multicultural issues that impact education.
Outline the role of culture in learning.
Examine educational responses to multicultural issues.
Analyze sociocultural influences and issues related to ELL instruction.
Evaluate district and school-related issues that influence ELL instruction.
Theoretical Principles of Language Acquisition
List language acquisition theoretical principles.
Grasp meaning of pre- and early-production strategies of students.
Describe the Silent Period in language acquisition based on developmental processing.
Sociocultural Influences: Parent/Home/School
Describe sociocultural aspects in defining a language system (Halliday, Wilkins, etc.).
Discuss the impact of bilingualism and home language use.
Examine parental and community sources for aiding English acquisition.
Cultivate home and school partnerships and evaluate their effectiveness.
Introduce Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP).
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.
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