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Instructional Techniques And Methods

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This course prepares 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. This is a Florida-specific course.

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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    Ensuring Lesson Comprehension of English Language Learners

    • Determine techniques to support discussion and interaction during instruction.
    • Describe how to provide hands-on practice for English language learners.
    • Connect prior learning experiences to new learning.
    • Describe how to build background knowledge.
    • Describe techniques to ensure that students understand lesson content.
    • Identify techniques for including vocabulary development instruction.

    Assessing English Language Learners

    • Describe activities that review vocabulary and content.
    • Analyze types of assessment for English language learners.
    • Describe authentic and performance-based assessment for English language learners.
    • Explain how to provide effective feedback to English language learners.
    • Describe the relationship between literacy development and assessment.

    Workshop Five: Special Education and English Language Learners

    • Suggest intervention techniques for struggling students.
    • Determine when special education referrals of English language learners are appropriate.

    Family and Community Involvement

    • Analyze how culture influences parental involvement.
    • Identify ways to involve culturally diverse families.
    • Define key components of effective parental involvement programs.
    • Develop an effective parental involvement program.


    • All objectives apply.


    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 English language learners’ instruction.
    • Identify the instructional relationship between basic interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic language proficiency skills.
    • Describe the key components of sheltered instruction for English language learners and the sheltered instruction observation protocol 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.
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