ble504 | Graduate

Instructional Techniques And Methods

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This course provides educators with an overview of techniques and methods that support the instruction of bilingual learners. Participants examine culturally responsive practices for instruction and assessment. Teaching in the content areas, honoring cultural diversity, and involving parents/guardians and community are also explored.

This graduate-level course is 6 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Instruction: Applying Methodologies and Assessment

    • Identify the components of the major models for instructing bilingual learners.
    • Create a classroom environment that supports the instruction of bilingual learners.
    • Describe the purposes of assessment in the content areas and for language acquisition.
    • Determine further instruction from assessments.

    Instruction: Reviewing History and Theories

    • Describe how instruction relates to language acquisition stages.
    • Identify historical methods for instructing bilingual learners.
    • Explain language acquisition theories.

    Instruction: Understanding Strategies

    • Identify learning strategies used by bilingual learners.
    • Compare instructional strategies for bilingual learners, including those that make use of technology.
    • Relate basic interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic language proficiency skills to the instruction of bilingual learners.
    • Identify the characteristics of thematic instruction.
    • Explain how to use thematic instruction with bilingual learners.

    Instruction: Honoring Cultural Diversity

    • Describe how students develop their cultural identities.
    • Analyze the influence of cultural diversity on instruction.
    • Apply culturally responsive teaching practices.
    • Explain the role of culture in language minority achievement.

    Instruction: Involving Parents/Guardians and Community

    • Explain how culture influences parent/guardian involvement strategies.
    • Define key components of effective parent/guardian and community involvement programs.
    • Identify how to involve culturally diverse parents/guardians and community members in instruction


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