Evidence-Based ESOL Classroom Strategies for Grades 6-12
- Understand the needs of ESOL students and the outcomes that are needed for adequate language development aligned to ESEA indicators applicable to ESOLs.
- Become familiar with, and analyze, a variety of classroom methods and materials appropriate for ELOL students.
- Develop and plan with evidence-based strategies for immediate classroom implementation.
Pedagogies for Diverse Classrooms
- Apply practices and strategies that support the diverse language needs of second language learners.
- Plan lessons that represent diversity, cultural awareness, and cross-cultural understanding among students.
- Reflect upon lessons and implementation using peer feedback protocols.
Leadership in English as a Second Language Programs
- Support effective ESOL programs that align with the requirements of Title III of the ESEA.
- Analyze and allocate funding from federal and state resources.
- Support cultural pedagogies in program and curriculum design.
- Discuss parental involvement and necessity of their involvement in ESOL programs.
Program Administration for Second Language Learners (ESOL)
- Discuss aptitude testing within state and federal ESOL program requirements.
- Support teachers and other stakeholders in curriculum selection and design.
- Design a LEP family and community outreach plan.
- Leverage state and federal resources to provide effective program guidance.
Evidence-Based ESOL Classroom Strategies Grades K-5
- Understand the needs of ESOL students and the outcomes needed for language development.
- Analyze and plan with a variety of classroom methods and materials.
- Discuss and incorporate evidence-based strategies into classrooms.
Effective Literacy Instruction for Second Language Learners
- Analyze and discuss differentiated literacy lesson exemplars.
- Plan and practice with Total Physical Response techniques to embed into lessons.
- Research and plan with resources that differentiate instruction for students learning a second language.
- Adopt and adapt by differentiating and scaffolding existing curricula.
ESOL Advanced: Teaching Advanced Second Language Learners
- Practice writing language objectives appropriate for advanced language learners.
- Discuss various approaches to team teaching and how to ensure they are effective.
- Evaluate a range of assessments appropriate for ESOL students, and how to use those assessments to plan effectively.
- Review and practice with strategies for vocabulary teaching learners in the advanced stage of language acquisition.
ESOL Intermediate: Teaching Intermediate Second Language Learners
ESOL Beginners: Teaching Beginner Second Language Learners
Instructional Leadership for ESOL Programs
- Review and discuss models of effective leadership for ESOL programs.
- Review and discuss program requirements for ESOL programs at the state and federal levels.
- Adapt elements of leadership in program design applicable to districts and schools.