and continues self-paced with the guidance of a course facilitator. Summer coursework for credit should be submitted to the facilitator by August 23rd.
LIVE online kickoff: June 23rd 9-10 am EST! This course is for ALL teachers who work with English learners and want the best practices for keeping students engaged and learning. Gain confidence in the stages of language development and knowing what is reasonable for students across the proficiency levels. Discover how to develop English proficiency while building academic knowledge across all content areas. Whether you need just the strategies, a certificate of PD hours (15 or 45 hour options available), or graduate credit - there's an option for you!
LIVE online kickoff: June 23rd 1:00-2:00 pm EST!You're in a meeting to discuss students who are falling behind in reading and your list is full of English learners. The same questions come up week after week....What is "normal" literacy development? When is an intervention warranted? What is developmentally appropriate progress for students at various language proficiency levels? What's different about literacy instruction for English learners? Schools often struggle with early literacy instruction for English learners. If you are an elementary teacher, ESL teacher, reading specialist, special educator, or school administrator, YOU NEED THIS COURSE! If earning 3 GRADUATE CREDITS while learning about literacy interests you, YOU NEED THIS COURSE!
LIVE online kickoff: June 23rd 10:30-11:30 EST! At English Learner Portal, we only teach what has been proven to work with English learners for consistent results and growth. Ruslana has been actively researching writing development and instruction for a well known university program for years. She's tried it all and knows what works. "Writing Across Disciplines" is broken down to easily guide you through the why, what, and how of writing instruction. You have both Ruslana and an ELP course facilitator as your guides along the way! In other words, you're never alone.
Communities across the country are changing quickly and our teachers are expected to be able to meet the needs of all children. What do our teachers need to know to gain confidence in working with students and families from various cultural, religious, linguistic, and socio-economic communities? diversity "Culturally Relevant Teaching and Learning" supports teachers in building bridges for children from diverse backgrounds in their classrooms. This 30 hour course explores the history of equity in this country and provides teachers will tools to create a culturally relevant environment, implement strategies for culturally relevant instruction, choose appropriate resources for students from diverse backgrounds, engage will all families, and empower students with interdisciplinary instruction.
This 45 hour/3 credit course is full of practical ideas and strategies to give your intermediate and advanced English speakers a boost in their writing proficiency. Fully facilitated with assignments and feedback, this course is interactive and offers the bonus of working with a cohort and an experienced course facilitator. This course is designed to take 8 weeks, but you can also take your time and work at your own pace as needed.
This choice is for those teachers who need to earn a certificate of professional learning hours or graduate credit*. Fully facilitated with assignments and feedback, this section of the course is interactive and offers the bonus of working with a cohort and an experienced course facilitator. This is an 8 week course. *An additional fee of $75 for graduate credit is payable to Brandman University before the end of the 6 week course. More details upon enrollment.
English Learner Portal's Book Studies are a way to explore culture and instruction through self-paced professional reading. A copy of the book is included in the price of the course. "From Borsch to Burgers - A Cross Cultural Memoir" details the life experiences of Ruslana Westerlund. This memoir tracks her journey from a little girl in the potato fields of the Soviet Union to foreign new world of America. Ruslana elegantly and humorously captures her gleeful yet puzzling journey through new foods, customs, language, and love. Her message of cross-cultural discovery presents enlightening insights into understanding the nuances found in spanning two worlds. Her tale attempts to answer the questions asked by all people who have left their homeland to seek out a new life, “Who am I now?” and “Where do I fit in?”
When you experience an English Learner Portal online program course (or attend a face-to-face training), you are eligible to receive two graduate credits for your effort. We have partnered with Brandman University to make this possible. An additional payment of $75/graduate credit is due to Brandman University by the end of your course. More information available at registration.