Teaching Strategies for ELLs (prev #: EDU-508ZR)

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2 Units
Independent Study, Independent Study Project READ, Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Convenient, Self-Paced Professional Growth Opportunity for Teachers

This course focuses on the needs of English Language Learners and ways to integrate language acquisition and academic content learning. Participants identify assessment approaches that measure student achievement within a linguistically diverse classroom and explore research-based strategies for differentiating instruction to promote student learning.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades K-12) interested in the latest research about the art and practice of teaching.

Course Materials: No textbook requirement

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X781 – 010 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307

Teaching Strategies for ELLs (prev #: EDU-508ZR)

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Kacey Weiss

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify teachers’ legal and ethical responsibility to help every student become a successful learner
  • Reflect on instructional experiences to identify strategies that better reach every student
  • Design a safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environment
  • Summarize best practices for teaching students with limited or no English language skills
  • Explain how formative assessments can inform teaching strategies
  • Compare summative, formative and alternative content assessment approaches for English Language Learners
  • Explore student-driven assessment techniques
  • Explain the interrelationship of linguistic and content instruction for English Language Learners
  • Identify strategies to promote learning in a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse class
  • Design differentiated instruction to meet the needs of English Language Learners

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Independent Study

Independent Study Self-Paced: Independent study courses offer you flexibility and the ability to complete a course faster or slower than you would a traditional live course. In this online format, you may register at any time and you will have a set time period (typically 9 months) from the time of registration to complete your course. This convenient format is often helpful for:

  • Working professionals with tight schedules
  • Students who require a specific course to meet professional development or recertification requirements
  • Students living in remote locations
  • Students who cannot easily attend courses due to injury or illness
  • Students who are self-motivated and conscientious

Independent Study Project READ

Independent Study Self-Paced: Independent study courses offer you flexibility and the ability to complete a course faster or slower than you would a traditional live course. In this online format, you may register at any time and you will have a set time period (typically 9 months) from the time of registration to complete your course. This convenient format is often helpful for:

  • Working professionals with tight schedules
  • Students who require a specific course to meet professional development or recertification requirements
  • Students living in remote locations
  • Students who cannot easily attend courses due to injury or illness
  • Students who are self-motivated and conscientious

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Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into three or seven learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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