Learn proven, teacher-tested, best practices for engaging your English learners and helping them flourish in the classroom.
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Course begins January 20, 2020 !! Are you a content teacher who is unsure how to meet the needs of your English learners? Are you looking for ways to develop your students' English proficiency while teaching your content? Are you an ESL teacher who is always looking for new ways to support your students in the content classroom? Then this course is for you! "A Content Teacher's Guide to English Learner Success" will develop your understanding of English proficiency levels and how language is acquired. We will explore reasonable expectations for students at various proficiency levels and a number of strategies and best practices that will engage your students in developing both language and content simultaneously. Optional 2 graduate credits available.
Writing is a required component of every subject, yet not every teacher has the training in place to support the writing components in their class. If you want a step-by-step action plan for helping your students prepare their thoughts for academic writing, this course is for you. Two graduate credits available.
Family engagement is increasingly being used as a strategy to support student achievement and to close opportunity gaps. Increase your knowledge of how to build rewarding relationships with your school community. This course is six weeks and worth one graduate credit.
Learn how to best meet the challenges in teaching academic writing. Explore techniques and strategies in successful language teaching and learning through multimedia lectures, interviews with experts, informative readings, and numerous examples and activities. This course is nine weeks and worth three graduate credits.
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?”
You can split your course fee over two payments. One half at registration and one half in 30 days. Offer only available up to 30 days before course start date.
Throughout A Content Teacher's Guide to English Learner Success, you will learn how to take your English learners from their comfort zone and give them just enough challenge that they are learning new things but not shutting down. You'll be amazed at how that transforms their results and improves your classroom efforts!
Family engagement is increasingly being used as a strategy to support student achievement and to close opportunity gaps. Increase your knowledge of how to build rewarding relationships with your school community. Participants will: acquire information on the Dual Capacity-Building Framework and other theories. gain awareness of the journeys, strengths, and challenges of immigrant families, particularly in regards to their interactions with school staff. increase knowledge of how to welcome, orient, and provide language access for immigrant families. discover strategies for increasing the capacity of immigrant families and school staff for engaging in partnerships.
content by Ruslana Westerlund - COURSE BEGINS JAN 20, 2020 This course is about teaching rigorous academic writing. Skillful writers know how to use language to fit their context: the purpose for writing such as to inform, to explain, to persuade, to entertain; the roles and relationships we establish with readers such as how to create an objective and expert-like tone, and structure their text so that readers can follow it. In this course, participants will explore teaching writing explicitly through an apprenticeship pedagogy. Participants will also explore the different genres of writing in math, science, and other content areas. This course will give teachers tools to make language and writing expectations explicit and visible for students.
After we address the challenges of teaching academic writing, you’ll learn best practices for helping your intermediate and advanced English learners thrive. Supportive resources throughout the course give you an arsenal of tools you can refer back to as your students continue to make progress with their writing.
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. More information available at registration.