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This course is for ALL teachers who work with English learners and want the best practices for keeping students engaged and learning. Discover how to develop English proficiency while building academic knowledge. Whether you need just the strategies, a certificate of PD hours, or graduate credit - there's an option for you!
Course begins January 20, 2020 !! 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.
Course begins January 20, 2020 !! 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 $225 for graduate credit is payable to Brandman University before the end of the 12 week course. More details upon enrollment.
Course begins January 20, 2020 !! 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?”
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.