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Instructional Techniques And Methods

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This course prepares K-12 educators to use effective instructional techniques, methodology, and assessments for English language learners. Participants apply researched theory focusing on sheltered instruction, particularly the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) model. Differentiated instruction, lesson comprehension, special education, and parental involvement as related to English language learners are also explored.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Foundations of Effective Instruction for English Language Learners

    • Identify the challenges of teaching culturally diverse English language learners.
    • Compare first and second language acquisition.
    • Apply brain-based learning principles for effective instruction for English language learners.
    • Identify the instructional relationship between basic interpersonal communication skills (BICS) and cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP).
    • Describe the key components of sheltered instruction for English language learners and the sheltered instruction observation protocol (SIOP) model.

    Planning and Delivering Effective Instruction for English Language Learners

    • Describe the key principles of standards-based curriculum and instruction for English language learners.
    • Identify the differences between content and language objectives.
    • Explain how to ensure that content and activities are age appropriate and meaningful.
    • Describe methods and materials to differentiate instruction.
    • Explain how to evaluate lesson delivery.

    Assessing English Language Learners and Ensuring Lesson Comprehension

    • Describe how to build background knowledge and connect prior learning experiences to new learning.
    • Identify instructional techniques and activities for vocabulary development and to ensure students understand content.
    • Determine techniques to support discussion and interaction during instruction.
    • Describe how to provide hands-on practice for English language learners.
    • Explain how to provide effective feedback to English language learners.
    • Analyze types of assessment for English language learners.

    Special Education and English Language Learnersâ Families and Communities

    • Suggest intervention techniques for struggling students.
    • Determine when special education referrals for English language learners are appropriate.
    • Analyze how culture influences family involvement.
    • Identify ways to involve culturally diverse families.
    • Define key components of effective family involvement programs.
    • Develop an effective family involvement program.
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