Teachers enrolled in this course will...

Know

  1. how to identify the needs of ESL, ENL and ElL students from emotional, academic, and social perspectives.
  2. why the changes in terminology have occured and comprehend the evolution of the term ENL.
  3. how to use a variety of resources and techniques to assist them in reaching their students.
  4. how to modify and enhance instructional practices in order to address student needs.
 

Understand

  1. the importance of family communication, laws, testing, and language learning and how they can impact the success of ESL, ENL and ELL students .
  2. the educator’s role in connecting the emotional, social, and academic needs of students to make for a more successful school and home experience.
  3. how to enhance teaching in content areas resulting in more thorough and differentiated lessons for all students.
  4. how to apply the stages of language acquisition to create lessons that are "just right" for students.
 

and Be Able To

  1. design a nurturing and accepting environment for their students .
  2. better communicate with families and students.
  3. design lessons based on how students learn using many resources, including technology.
  4. supplement and intensify teaching strategies already utilized in the classroom and use them with ALL students because we are all English Language Learners!

and much, much more!

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