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Foundations of Biliteracy Education
- Template 2022
- Section Template
- 3 Credits
- 03/11/2022 to 07/29/2100
- Modified 05/15/2022
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Introduces theory and application of planning, self-reflection, and continual improvement of dual language programs including interdisciplinary curriculum and instruction, teacher preparation, and family engagement. Candidates will identify the pedagogical and organizational principles of dual language education based upon relevant literature and research. Using this knowledge, candidates will analyze and evaluate existing dual language programs and identify areas of growth for effective program implementation.
Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE
By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:
- Describe the fundamentals of bilingual and bicultural educational theory and the implication for multilingual and multicultural education in Bilingual programs
- Understand how language, power, policy, stakeholders, students, and staff both affect and inform the design, and development of dual language programs
- Model effective skills in presenting ideas to promote professional learning.
- Evaluate teaching materials and resources for appropriateness as related to cultural relevance.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and apply concepts, research, and best practices to plan classroom instruction in an environment for multilingual learners.
- Understand the role of an advocate, a resource, and provide leadership within the school and community.
- Support the collective responsibility for meeting the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of each student, aligned with the school’s mission, vision, and core values,
- Analyze environmental data to promote language and content learning.
- Reflect on and complete an assessment of a school’s culture and climate in relation to a dual language program, including goal setting
- Evaluate a dual language program that is both context- and research-based, including program mission, purpose, goals, outcomes, components, instruction, curriculum, staffing, and students.
Soltero, S. (2016). Dual Language Education: Program Design & Implementation. Heinemann Publishing.
The goals and activities of this course align with the following standards:
- MABE Dual Language Educator License Standards – Organized by TESOL/NCATE Teacher Education Standard
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Standards - TESOL
- ILA Standards for Reading Professionals
- ETS-Teacher Leader Model Standards (TLMS)
- Illinois Bilingual Teacher Standards (IL-BTS)
- Illinois ESL Teacher Standards (IL-ETS)
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