About this Specialization
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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...
100% online courses

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Lesson Planning with the ELL in Mind

4.7
117 ratings
38 reviews
In this course you will learn how to design lesson plans around the needs of your ELL students and their language level through the analysis of content language and cognitive demands. You will learn how to align language objectives to the adopted standards of your school and content area.  You will learn how to modify existing course materials as well as develop graphic organizers and languages frames to support ELLs’ access to content.  Analysis of second language acquisition theories will be applied to lesson planning. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: * Conceptualize theories of second language acquisition as they apply to the planning of lessons through annotation * Assess the linguistic needs of your students using BICS and CALP * Identify content specific vocabulary, grammatical structures, and language functions necessary for a student to succeed in your classroom * Write language learning outcomes that align to your student’s linguistic and cognitive ability and your school’s adopted standards * Adapt a lesson plan that accomplishes the learning outcomes outlined in the lesson objectives * Modify materials to support ELLs’ access to content * Use a wide variety of graphic organizer templates and language frames to support ELLs’ access to content * Develop activity types appropriate to the cognitive and linguistic abilities of ELLs * Incorporate community and culture into lesson planning...
Course2

Assessing Achievement with the ELL in Mind

4.5
60 ratings
24 reviews
In this course, you will learn how to design assessments around the needs of your ELL students and their language level. You will learn how to incorporate language and content requirements for both formative and summative assessment types. You will learn to assess your ELL students through the use of project and task-based assignments. You will learn to use and modify rubrics to align to and measure student achievement of your language and content learning objectives. The course will also briefly cover strategies for supporting ELL students during standardized testing. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: * Conceptualize theories of authentic assessment as they apply to second language learners * Design formative assessment types incorporating language and content objectives * Design summative assessment types incorporating language and content objectives * Incorporate project and task-based assignments as assessment tools for ELLs * Design rubrics that align to language and content objectives for your ELL(s) * Apply the use of rubrics, both language and content, to the work of your ELL(s). * Support your ELL(s) as they participate in standardized testing...
Course3

Engaging ELLs and Their Families in the School and Community

4.5
34 ratings
14 reviews
In this course, you will learn how to better and more successfully engage your ELL(s) and their families in the school and community. You will learn how to engage your ELL student in the classroom setting as well as in various aspects of the school including extracurricular activities and the inner workings of the school and education system. You will also be introduced to strategies for engaging the families of your ELL students in the school community and the wider community of your city and state. You will interact with a variety of case studies that highlight teachers, schools, and communities in different cities throughout the United States and the ways in which they successfully engage ELLs and their families. From sharing their experience, you will have the tools necessary to implement strategies and procedures for engaging your ELLs and their families. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: * Define the culture of ELLs in K-12 classrooms across the U.S. * Recognize cultural impact on learning and formal education * Assess your school’s engagement of ELLs and their families * Incorporate culturally sensitive techniques to engage ELLs in the classroom and school * Implement strategies for engaging ELLs’ families in the school and larger community * Design a plan for engagement of ELLs and their families in your school * Create a checklist for school and community resources for engaging ELLs and their families...
Course4

ELL Success in the Content Classroom: Capstone Project

4.3
6 ratings
1 reviews
As teachers, it is so important to have a plethora of resources to draw upon for modification for specific students and classroom contexts. In this capstone project, you are tasked with applying the concepts learned throughout the specialization, to create your own toolbox designed with the ELL in Mind. In this two-part capstone, you will first create an annotated lesson plan comprising both formative and summative assessments. The lesson plan will include any modified materials for ELLs such as graphic organizers or writing frames pertinent to the lesson's activities. The annotation will include a rationale for lesson elements based on information presented in Lesson Planning with the ELL in Mind and Assessing Achievement with the ELL in Mind. Second, you will use your checklist of resources, personalized to your school and community, to create an engagement plan of action. This should include specific milestones for creating a more engaging environment for your students and their families. You will also include a rationale for elements of engagement based on information presented in Engaging the ELL and Their Families in the School and Community. In this capstone, you will create a personalized toolbox for ELL success in the content classroom. This toolbox will include: * Annotated Lesson Plan - Modified Materials - Formative and Summative Assessment - Lesson Plan and Materials Rationale * Engagement Action Plan and Rationale The materials created in this project should be immediately useful in your classroom. Your capstone project should be tailored to your teaching context, content area, and students. By the end of this course, you will be able to: * Design a lesson plan with attention to the needs of your ELLs * Create appropriate modified materials to support your ELLs * Create formative and summative assessments to measure both content mastery and language development as specified by your lesson plan's learning and language objectives * Rationalize your application of selected methodologies * Create and implement an engagement action plan specified for your teaching context...

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

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About Arizona State University

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it....

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in up to 6 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • An intermediate level of background in the teaching profession is necessary to benefit from the material presented in this course.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses. However, the courses can be taken in any order based on your interest and/or immediate teaching needs.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Check with your district and state licensure requirements as the certificate of specialization completion MAY satisfy these requirements.

  • Upon completion of the specialization you will be able to 1) Apply unique perspectives of second language acquisition to classroom success. 2)Write language objectives aligned to your content and school/district wide objectives. 3)Employ modifications in existing units, lessons, activities and materials for ELL students at their unique levels. 4) Design formative and summative assessment with appropriate modifications, including rubric and other grading tools, for ELL students at their individual levels. 5) Strategically engage ELL students and their families in the learning process and the school community.

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