sei506 | Graduate

Structured English Immersion - Secondary

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This course addresses legal and historical foundations of Structured English Immersion (SEI) foundations, instructional elements and language development of English learners in secondary grades, and culturally relevant instruction. Candidates explore SEI identification, SEI models, and English Language Proficiency Standards. Candidates also examine language acquisition theories, elements of language, and language domains. Candidates learn instructional strategies for academic English development in secondary settings. This course is designed to meet the standards set by the Arizona Department of Education.

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Course details:

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

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    Structured English Immersion (SEI) Foundations

    • Explain historical and current trends, legislation, and landmark cases that have impacted English language education.
    • Distinguish basic Structured English Immersion (SEI) terminology.
    • Examine Arizona requirements for SEI models at the secondary level.

    Cultural Influences and Family/Community Engagement

    • Explain the role of cultural competency in English language instruction.
    • Analyze the sociocultural influences on English learners (ELs).
    • Examine the impact of bilingualism and home language use on English learners (ELs).
    • Identify inclusive family and community engagement practices for aiding English language acquisition.
    • Differentiate the diverse populations that make up the English learner demographic.

    Language Development and English Language Proficiency Standards

    • Analyze language acquisition theoretical principles.
    • Examine the different elements of language in English Language Development (ELD) and their relationship to the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards.
    • Examine the format and the alignment of the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards to the Arizona English Language Arts Standards (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language).
    • Integrate the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards to plan, deliver, and evaluate instruction in different content areas.
    • Explore the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as an approach to English language instruction for diverse learners.

    Assessment and Data Analysis

    • Explain the process for determining EL program eligibility and other services.
    • Identify assessment standards and accommodations available to English learners.
    • Differentiate multiple assessments, such as diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments, for English learners.
    • Analyze assessment data to track student status, progress, and to differentiate instruction.

    Instructional Elements â Reading and Writing

    • Examine reading and writing skills and strategies as they apply to secondary English learners.
    • Determine strategies for adapting content and curricular materials, including technology, for different proficiency levels.
    • Compare effective grouping techniques and cooperative learning strategies.
    • Explain the purpose of using an interdisciplinary approach to teaching English learners in secondary settings.

    Instructional Elements â Listening, Speaking, Grammar, and Vocabulary

    • Examine listening and speaking skills and strategies as they apply to secondary English learners.
    • Identify grammatical skills and strategies that allow secondary English learners to apply their knowledge of syntax.
    • Apply academic vocabulary development strategies in multiple contexts.
    • Integrate the UDL principles in a lesson to differentiate instruction.
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