Understanding & Meeting Challenges of Teaching ELL 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
Educators in this course will study effective strategies and websites used to address the various needs of individual ELL students in their classrooms. Specific topics include gifted and talented identification and services, teaching diversity and tolerance, social emotional needs of ELL students and strategies to teach literacy to ELL students.
The student will be able to:
- Identify challenges, best practices and staff professional development needs associated with effective instruction for English Language Learners.
- Discuss the need for diversity and tolerance instruction for all students and staff and its impact on evaluating and selecting classroom materials and developing school wide policies.
- Evaluate issues related to English Language Learners and Bilingual students who are also Gifted and Talented.
- Examine websites and technology that would be helpful when developing lesson plans and materials for English Language Learners and Bilingual students.
- Compare and contrast the social and emotional needs of English Language Learners with those of students for whom English is their primary language.
- Describe the role the social and emotional needs of English Language Learners may have on instruction and learning.
- Analyze and apply best practices for improving English Language Learners literacy by involving parents, the school and the community.
- Interpret national standards set forth in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and TESOL then develop lesson plans and grading rubrics incorporating those standards.
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.