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Suggested: 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

ELL Language and Communication Skills Across the Curriculum

Welcome to week 1! This module is very important as it introduces you to the basics of second language acquisition. By the end of this module, you will be able to: conceptualize theories of SLA as they apply to ELL students in your mainstream classrooms, assess your student’s language skills and abilities using BICS and CALP, classify vocabulary types specific to your content, identify grammar structures specific to your content, identify language functions specific to your content and strategically pre-plan vocabulary and language functions necessary for lessons in your mainstream classroom. Lots to learn! Let's get started!...
11 videos (Total 48 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
11 videos
Theories of Second Language Acquisition5m
BICS & CALP3m
BICS & CALP Scenarios2m
Vocabulary for ELLs5m
Classroom Application-Vocabulary for ELLs4m
Grammatical Structures and Language Functions3m
Classroom Application-Grammar & Language Functions3m
Lesson Annotation5m
Summary3m
Interview: Developing Literacy Skills with the ELL in Mind7m
6 readings
Bonus Reading: Why educating ELLs means success for everyone10m
Bonus Reading: Teaching academic language10m
Bonus Reading: Introducing academic vocabulary to students10m
Bonus Reading: Grammar and vocabulary: seven ways to help students enjoy grammar10m
Lesson Plan Template10m
Bonus Video: A language immersion story10m
4 practice exercises
Second Language Acquisition Theory8m
Vocabulary8m
Grammar and Language Structure8m
Module 1 Assessment20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

ELL Cognitive and Learning SKills Across the Curriculum

Welcome to week 2! This week you will continue to work through pre-planning stages of lesson design as you keep in mind your ELLs. By the end of this module, you will be able to engage cognitive skills of ELLs through the learning of content, develop ELL autonomy by teaching students how to learn, evaluate the affective filter of your ELL students, strategically design classroom environment to reduce affective filter and strategically pre-plan cognitive and learning skills necessary for lessons in your mainstream classroom. ...
10 videos (Total 35 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
Developing Cognitive Skills2m
Classroom Application-Cognitive Skills3m
Developing Learning Skills3m
Classroom Application-Learning Skills2m
Affective Filter3m
Classroom Application-Affective Filter2m
Lesson Annotation5m
Summary3m
Interview: Developing Learner Autonomy & Creating a Welcoming Environment with the ELL in Mind5m
5 readings
Greetings!10m
Bonus Reading: What is learner autonomy and how can it be fostered?10m
Bonus Reading: One teacher's quest to build language skills and confidence10m
Lesson Plan Template10m
Bonus Reading: Struggling with English from kindergarten to high school10m
4 practice exercises
Cognitive Skills8m
Learning Skills8m
Affective Filter6m
Module 2 Assessement20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Lesson Planning with the ELL in Mind

Welcome to week 3! We are excited to begin writing and creating the lesson plan and activities to support our students' learning of content and development of language. By the end of this module, you will be able to write language learning outcomes to support your content learning outcomes, plan/adapt lesson activities that support cognitive and linguistic access for ELLs, identify language demands of existing activities, lessons, textbooks and content and strategically plan lesson objectives and activities in your mainstream classroom with your ELL in mind. Happy Lesson Planning!...
10 videos (Total 43 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
Language Genres by Content5m
Classroom Application-Language Genres2m
Writing Learning Outcomes5m
Aligning Learning Outcome to Standards4m
Designing Activities with the ELL in Mind4m
Classroom Application-Activities5m
Lesson Annotation6m
Summary2m
Interview: Strengthening Lesson Planning with the ELL in Mind4m
6 readings
Greetings!10m
Bonus Reference: English language development standards10m
Bonus Reference: PreK-12 English language proficiency standards10m
Bonus Reading: Fostering student questions: strategies for inquiry-based learning10m
Lesson Plan Template10m
Bonus Reading: New education standards widen achievement gap for English language learners?10m
4 practice exercises
Language Genres8m
Learning Outcomes8m
Activities8m
Module 3 Assessment20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Materials and Lesson Delivery

Welcome to week 4! Now that you have created your lesson, it is time to start thinking about the materials you will need to make sure that the lesson is successful. By the end of this module, you will be able to apply thoughtful criteria for selecting materials in your mainstream classroom (meet input and cognition demands), adapt materials for ELLs using a word level, sentence level and text level analysis, modify existing text to provide linguistic access to your ELLs, create materials to provide linguistic access to your ELLs and strategically select and adapt materials in lesson planning with your ELL in mind. Let's get started!...
10 videos (Total 44 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
Material Selection5m
Material Adaptation3m
Classroom Application-Material Adaptation5m
Adapted Text4m
Activity Types4m
Lesson Delivery5m
Lesson Plan Annotation5m
Summary2m
Interview: Best Classroom Practices with the ELL in Mind5m
4 readings
Greetings!10m
Lesson Plan Template10m
Bonus Reading: Scaffolding academic language for second language learners10m
Lesson Plan Template10m
4 practice exercises
Material Selection6m
Material Adaptation8m
Activities and Lesson Delivery8m
Module 4 Assessment20m
Week
5
1 hour to complete

ELL Lesson Planning in Action

Welcome to week 5! This is a unique module in that you will have a chance to see some lesson plans in action. We will share 3 lesson plans fully developed with the ELL in mind. By the end of this module, you will be able to: identify key aspects of Second Language Acquisition in 3 fully developed lesson plans, analyze ways to select vocabulary, grammatical structures, language functions, cognitive skills, and learning skills within these 3 model lessons, recognize alignment of learning outcomes to state standards within these 3 model lessons, identify modified texts and materials for ELLs and apply these same concepts to your own lessons, objectives, and materials. ...
6 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings
6 videos
Social Studies Lesson Plan Annotation7m
Language Arts Lesson Plan Annotation7m
Mathematics Lesson Plan Annotation5m
Summary1m
Interview: Scaffolding and Lesson Delivery with the ELL in Mind3m
4 readings
Greetings!10m
Lesson Plan Template10m
Lesson Plan Template10m
Lesson Plan Template10m
Week
6
3 hours to complete

Assessment

Welcome to week 6! Congratulations and well done. It is now time to apply the many strategies for lesson planning with the ELL in mind to your own teaching context. By the end of this module, you will be able to synthesize course material, complete the final exam and complete the optional peer review. Good luck!...
1 video (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
1 video
2 readings
Greetings!10m
Works Cited for Course10m
1 practice exercise
Final Assessment40m
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Top Reviews

By DNMay 12th 2018

This course was excellent professional development. As a Science teacher, it helped me understand how I can incorporate English language instruction into my lesson plans.

By MMFeb 9th 2019

I had a lot of realizations regarding the construction in lesson planning. I think I need to reflect on how to somehow adapt this in teaching my learners.

Instructors

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Ellen Manos

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University
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Claire McLaughlin

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University

About 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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