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Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL
EEND and MSED-632
- Template 2015
- Section TMPL
- 4 Credits
- 07/22/2015 to 07/22/2115
- Modified 08/15/2023
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Provides the competencies needed by all teachers of limited English proficient and English language development learners. This course presents strategies, techniques and skills in teaching Pre-K—12 academic subjects, including techniques to improve ESL learners’ reading comprehension, speaking and writing skills. The theoretical bases underlying instructional strategies and techniques are presented, along with advantages of each instructional approach.
College of Education Mission
The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.
Candidates will develop and understanding of how to create learning environments for second language development. Student ability to use appropriate teaching and learning strategies in a bilingual program classroom will be considered.
Serving the Community
Candidates will demonstrate the ability to interact with colleagues in a professional manner through exchanging (both listening and sharing) ideas, thoughts, experiences, and insights in attempt to integrate language and content instruction.
Finding Our Professional Selves
Candidates will examine their own beliefs and experiences as professionals within the area of English as a second language education and connect them with the findings of current research on successful practices.
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:
Standard 1: Knowledge about Language
Candidates demonstrate knowledge of English language structures, English language use, second language acquisition and development, and language processes to help English Language Learners (ELLs) acquire academic language and literacies specific to various content areas.
Standard 3: Planning and Implementing Instruction
Candidates plan supportive environments for ELLs, design and implement standards-based instruction using evidence-based, ELL-centered, interactive approaches. Candidates make instructional decisions by reflecting on individual ELL outcomes and adjusting instruction. Candidates demonstrate understanding of the role of collaboration with colleagues and communication with families to support their ELLs’ acquisition of English language and literacies in the content areas. Candidates use and adapt relevant resources, including appropriate technology, to effectively plan, develop, implement, and communicate about instruction for ELLs.
Standard 5: Professionalism and Leadership
Candidates demonstrate professionalism and leadership by collaborating with other educators, knowing policies and legislation and the rights of ELLs, advocating for ELLs and their families, engaging in self-assessment and reflection, pursuing continuous professional development, and honing their teaching practice through supervised teaching.
Weekly Discussions and Activities
Respond to weekly discussion prompts directly related to assigned readings. Create one weekly activity that involves further investigation, evaluation, and application on the week’s objectives.
Outcomes: TESOL/CAEP D.1, 3, 5
Standards: 1.a,b; 3.a,b,c; 5.a,b
The weekly reflection is an opportunity for students to synthesize understandings and practice deep reflection as to how these topics impact your professional experiences and goals. Students are encouraged to share personal experiences, self-evaluate their progress, and address areas for future inquiry.
Outcomes: TESOL/CAEP D.5
Final Capstone Project: 5-Day Unit Instructional Plan
The instructions and required elements for this project are located in Canvas. Candidates will create a 5-Day Unit Instructional Plan with Targeted WIDA ELD Standards and key differentiated instructional design for LEPs at varied fluency levels. The instructions and required elements for this project are located in Canvas.
Outcomes: TESOL/CAEP D.1, 3, 5
Standards: 1.a,b; 3.a,b,c, 5.a,b
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Services and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (ADA)
The University strives to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). A student who requires special accommodations or arrangements due to a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services. This contact preferably should occur no later than the first week of classes. Early contact before the semester starts is encouraged to allow sufficient time to provide accommodations. Extra time is needed for some types of accommodations such as sign language interpreters or special text formatting. Should a need arrive after the start of a semester; the student is encouraged to contact the Office of Accessibility Services as soon as possible. Note that accommodations are not retroactive. Each case will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
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