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Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

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100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Authentic Assessment with the ELL in Mind

Welcome to week 1 of the course! The material presented in the lessons this week is key to understanding assessments and its impact on ELLs. By the end of this module, you will be able to identify the purpose of different types of assessment, identify key concepts in authentic assessment, understand the difficulties associated with assessing ELLs, review language and learning objectives within a lesson or unit plan for assessment purposes, apply techniques for authentic assessment design using specific questions as criteria. Let's get started!...
Reading
10 videos (Total 49 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
Video10 videos
The Purpose of Assessment5m
Challenges of Assessment5m
Solutions for Assessment4m
Language and Learning Objectives3m
Aligning Learning and Language Objective to Assessment3m
Key Concepts in Authentic Assessment3m
Classroom Examples of Authentic Assessment4m
Summary4m
Interview with Elizabeth Reilley11m
Reading4 readings
Bonus Video: Assessment of English Language Learners10m
Bonus Reading: Assessing ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom10m
Bonus Reference: Authentic Assessment Toolbox10m
Bonus Reading: Assessment Portfolios Including English Language Learners10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Purpose of Assessment8m
Challenges and Solutions to Assessing ELLs in the Content Classroom8m
Language & Learning Objectives and Assessment10m
Key Concepts of Authentic Assessment8m
Module 1 Assessment20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Formative and Summative Assessment with the ELL in Mind

Welcome to week 2 of the course! The lessons this week focus a bit more specifically on the different types of assessment and how they uniquely impact our ELLs. We hope that you find some helpful strategies in the lessons provided. By the end of this module, you will be able to: identify purposes of formative and summative assessment types, employ a variety of formative assessments in the content classroom while keeping in mind ELL language acquisition, design plenary activities within the lesson plan as a means of formative assessment design summative assessments in the content classroom while keeping in mind ELL language acquisition, use “can-do” statements as a means of describing assessment criteria for language and content objectives. Let's get started!...
Reading
10 videos (Total 43 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
Video10 videos
Summative Assessment3m
Key Features of Formative Assessment3m
Using Formative Language Assessment Every Day2m
Plenary Activities3m
Examples of Plenary Activities5m
The Relationship Between Formative and Summative Assessment6m
Classroom Application: Assessment4m
Summary3m
Interview with Laurie Johnson5m
Reading6 readings
Greetings!10m
Bonus Reading: Examples of Formative Assessment10m
Lesson Plan Templates10m
Bonus Reading: Starters and Plenaries10m
Bonus Reading: Another 50 Ideas for Plenaries10m
Bonus Video: Strategic Goals: Formative + Summative = Rigor10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Formative & Summative Assessment10m
Formative Assessment in the Classroom8m
Plenary Activities10m
Module 2 Assessment20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Alternative Assessments with the ELL in Mind

Welcome to week 3 of the course! This module will give you an opportunity to take a look at some of the ways that you can create and modify the assessments you use in your class. By the end of this module, you will be able to: use alternative assessment formats to best assess your ELL, create modified assessments to allow for content assessment of ELLs at any language level, use visual assessments for basic-level ELLs, apply a variety of support strategies for assessment, and assign appropriate grades for modified assessment. Let's get started!...
Reading
10 videos (Total 49 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
Video10 videos
Alternative Assessment: Informal Assessment5m
Using Appropriate Modifications5m
Classroom Application: Modified Tasks4m
Considerations for Assessment Creation5m
Assessment Modifications: What NOT to do5m
Differentiated Scoring4m
Classroom Application: Rubric Grading Scenarios4m
Summary3m
Interview with Taylor Miller4m
Reading6 readings
Greetings!10m
Bonus Reading: 5 Alternative Ways to Assess English Language Learners10m
Bonus Reading: Alternative Assessments for English Language Learners in Math & Science10m
Bonus Video: Interactive Math Journal Example10m
Bonus Reading: Checklist for Classroom Modifications for ESL Students10m
Bonus Reading: Differentiated Assessment10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Alternative Assessment Types8m
Assessment Modifications for ELLs10m
Assessment Considerations & Pitfalls10m
Module 3 Assessment20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Grading with the ELL in Mind

Welcome to week 4 of the course! This module covers the hot topic of grading and the many ways that ELLs are impacted by grading. By the end of this module, you will be able to use peer-and self-assessment strategies specified for your content classroom, design rubrics for peer-and self-assessment specified for your content classroom and/or lesson, design rubrics appropriate for assessment of content and necessary language objectives for your ELL, identify appropriate use of linguistic error correction in assessment. Let's get started!...
Reading
10 videos (Total 49 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
Video10 videos
Peer and Self-Assessent Strategies5m
Rubric Design for Learning and Language Objectives5m
Monitoring ELLs for Learning and Language Development3m
Error Correction: Implicit and Explicit Feedback5m
Effective Feedback for Error Correction in Writing6m
Classroom Application: Grading3m
Classroom Application: Rubric Grading Scenarios4m
Summary2m
Interview with Malissa Chavez-Thibault6m
Reading7 readings
Greetings!10m
Bonus Reading: Setting Clear Objectives and Providing Feedback on (ELLs') Students' Output10m
Bonus Reading: How to Give Meaningful Feedback10m
Bonus Reading: Exploring the Advantages of Rubrics10m
Bonus Reading: Error Correction in the Second Language Classroom10m
Bonus Reading: Giving Immediate Corrections to ESL's Spoken Errors10m
Example Rubric10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Peer and Self Assessments8m
Designing & Using Rubrics8m
Feedback and Error Correction8m
Module 4 Assessment20m
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Top Reviews

By SDDec 20th 2015

WOW! I learned so much my head is spinning--EXCELLENT Course!\n\nAmazing Content! Fantastic Examples! Well Organized! Superb Teachers!\n\nThank you for the opportunity to learn!

By ALFeb 8th 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was a great learning for me and to understand how assessments can be created and modified for different learners.

Instructors

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Claire McLaughlin

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University
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Ellen Manos

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University

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About the ELL Success in the Content Classroom: Teacher Toolbox Series Specialization

Plan lessons, activities and assessment with the ELL in mind, and create an engaging and welcoming environment for the ELL and their families. This Specialization covers lesson planning and assessing with the ELL in mind as well as engaging the ELL student and their families in the school and community. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills you learned by creating an annotated lesson plan and assessment with appropriate modifications for the ELL students. You will also develop a bank of resources for engaging the ELL in your school and community....
ELL Success in the Content Classroom: Teacher Toolbox Series

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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