eld502 | Graduate

Foundations Of Instruction For English Learners

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This course introduces students to the principles of teaching English Learners. It addresses effective collaboration among English Learners, their families, paraprofessionals, and the community to improve learning. Effective instructional techniques, methodologies, resources, and cultural awareness are also explored.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    Content Instructional Methodologies for English Learners

    • Analyze effective instructional methods for teaching math, science, and social studies to English learners.
    • Explain cultural issues in math, science, and social studies instruction.
    • Identify instructional standards in math, science, and social studies instruction for English learners.

    School, Community, and Family Collaboration

    • Define culture.
    • Evaluate the process in the development of cultural identities.
    • Compare and contrast prejudice and discrimination.
    • Identify characteristics associated with linguistic minority communities.
    • Examine the relationship between cultural diversity and educational achievement.
    • Summarize the historical context of linguistic minority communities.
    • Determine characteristics of effective school, community, and family collaborations.

    Issues and Characteristics Related to English Learners

    • Define characteristics and goals of English language development programs and their supporting philosophies.
    • Examine challenges related to the education of English learners.
    • Describe various academic, emotional, and linguistic fundamentals that influence English learners.

    Policies and Program Models for English Learners

    • Examine historical and current policies that influenced the development of English language development programs.
    • Compare and contrast characteristics of various program models.
    • Analyze the factors related to English language development special education, including gifted and talented education.

    Principles of Effective Instruction for English Learners

    • Analyze effective instructional practices.
    • Evaluate the influences of cooperative learning.
    • Examine the value of critical pedagogy for English learners.

    Language Arts and Literacy Instruction for English Learners

    • Examine the process of learning a second language.
    • Identify instructional approaches for teaching a second language.
    • Evaluate the use of literacy across the curriculum.
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