District and National Trends for ELL and Bilingual Students
Instructor: Joan Sousae, MAED
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $150 + Partner Course Fee: $199
Partner Class Offered Through NaMaYaPD
National legislation is requiring that more focus be placed on assessment in schools in general. This course will focus on the issues related to assessing English Language Learners and Bilingual students. Educators participating in this course will develop an understanding of current district, state and national policies regarding assessment. Using information gained through a variety of sources, educators will examine student, classroom and school characteristics necessary to prepare English Language Learners and Bilingual students to meet the challenges they will face and succeed.
The student will be able to:
• Examine different models of instruction for English Language Learners.
• Describe the effect demographics and school setting have on choosing a model of instruction and meeting national education standards.
• Analyze school, classroom and student characteristics and the role they play for English Language Learners and Bilingual students during high stakes assessments.
• Examine current national legislation and its impact on English Language Learners and Bilingual students and schools.
• Design an effective program for English Language Learners and Bilingual students by identifying crucial components such as the roles and responsibilities of faculty and staff, budgetary concerns and the needs of the population to be served.
• Evaluate issues related to English Language Learners and Bilingual students who also present with special education needs.
A list of readings will be provided upon course enrollment.
Pre-registration with NaMaYa PD is required.
Please register at http://school.namaya.com/pd/ before registering for NDSU Credit.
NOTE: Upon registration, you have 4 months for course completion.