The challenge for classroom teachers is rising as the number of English learners in the school system continues to increase. ESL teachers are a great resource, but with limited time and strapped budgets, there is only so much they can accomplish. In this workshop, we will give you resourceful tools you can implement immediately to help your English learners develop their language skills while also absorbing the content. The training will benefit you no matter the age of the student or the focus of the subject.
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English Learner Portal is an approved vendor with the Colorado Department of Education. This course earns 30 contact hours toward the Colorado English Learner Educator Professional Development requirement or graduate credit*. This course focuses on the rationale and practical strategies for differentiating classroom instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Throughout the course, participants will explore meaningful ways to integrate language development into their lessons. The course is fully facilitated by an experienced course facilitator and meant to be completed within four weeks of approximately 5 to 7 hours of work per week. Participants will receive feedback on activities and assignments. If teachers sign up as a cohort, there is an option to host some of the hours synchronously to increase interaction and personalize the course. Contact English Learner Portal for group rates. *An additional fee and an additional assignment for 2 graduate credit hours through Brandman University will be due before the end of the course. More details upon enrollment.
ONLINE course begins June 1st! Earn 25 hours toward satisfying the Colorado English Learner PD requirement with this two day face to face workshop! This interactive workshop focuses on the systems of support to best meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Throughout the workshop, participants will collaborate with other educators and explore meaningful ways to create systems of support that integrates research-based practices to support language and literacy development in general education classroom for all learners. A follow up assignment is required to earn the 25 hour certificate.
Earn 10 hours toward satisfying the Colorado English Learner PD requirement with this one day face to face workshop! In this workshop, participants will become more familiar with English proficiency levels and how to support students at the various proficiency levels across the school day. This workshop is full of practical ideas and modeled strategies to ensure your students have access and can engage in day to day instruction. A follow up assignment is required to earn the 10 hour certificate. Enrollment closes May 12th!
Writing is often that final barrier for students becoming "proficient" in English. How do we break writing down for our students to explicitly target the skills and practices that will support writing growth? How do we provide students opportunities to practice and grow across all content areas and genre? This course builds the understanding of grade-level expectations around narrative, explanatory/informational, and argumentative writing. Participants will use those expectations to analyze the language demand of writing tasks. In addition, best practices for supporting English learners to reach those expectations will be modeled and created. Breakfast and lunch provided!
This course is a follow-up to "Developing Writing with Elementary English Learners" Once we know more about the expectations of writing across content areas and genre, we are ready to dive into developing those skills with our students in a systematic and explicit manner. In this course, we explore the idea of an apprentice approach to writing using the Teaching and Learning Cycle. Continue to grow your expertise in developing writing and content simultaneously with a variety of engaging activities and interaction! Breakfast and lunch provided!
Explore how to develop academic language while staying focused on your grade level content curriculum with this four day professional development event! Fulfills your 45 hour English learner professional development requirement while providing you with new ideas and strategies to meet the needs of all learners. Two full days dedicated to language and literacy. Two full days dedicated to the language of math, science, and social studies. Follow up assignments required to fulfill hours. Should distancing continue into August, this workshop series will take place online with a combination of live Zoom sessions and pre-recorded online content.
Our face -to-face open enrollment courses can be taken for graduate credit, certificate hours, or simply great learning. Tuition reimbursement MAY apply. Please check with your district to verify. Courses taken for graduate credit include an additional homework assignment.
When you attend an English Learner Portal face-to-face courses (or one of our online programs), you are eligible to receive graduate credits for your effort. We have partnered with Brandman University to make this possible. More information available at registration.