English Learners

Meeting the Needs of English Learners (I2201-01)


Description
Wait….I have a student from where?!?! As schools become increasingly diverse, more English Learners (formerly ESL students) arrive in classrooms each year. This course will help you understand why those students have unique needs and how you can help as their teacher. Who doesn’t love a course with strategies and tips that you can use tomorrow in class!!

➤ Includes a free, downloadable resource guide!

Course Author: Kristen Pinter

Content
  • Welcome!
  • Resource: Downloadable Course Booklet
  • English Learners (ELs) and Their Needs
  • Your Challenges
  • Why do I REALLY need to learn about ELs?
  • Moisés in Math Class
  • About Language Acquisition
  • Introducing the Five Stages of Language Acquisition
  • Video: The Five Stages of Second Language Acquisition
  • Resource: Language Acquisition Chart
  • Introducing the The WIDA Consortium
  • Resource: English Language Proficiency Levels
  • Can-Do Descriptors
  • Strategies for Educating English Learners (ELs)
  • About Working with English Learners
  • Why Positive Body Language Matters When Working with English Learners
  • Video: Why Positive Body Language Matters When Working with English Learners
  • Examples of Language Instruction & Supports for English Learners
  • Strategies Reflection
  • Thank You!
  • Where can I find MORE?
  • Extensions [Optional]
  • About the Author: Kristen Pinter [Optional]
  • Share Your Feedback
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Welcome!, Resource: Downloadable Course Booklet, Your Challenges, Why do I REALLY need to learn about ELs?, Moisés in Math Class, Introducing the Five Stages of Language Acquisition, Video: The Five Stages of Second Language Acquisition, Resource: Language Acquisition Chart, Introducing the The WIDA Consortium, Resource: English Language Proficiency Levels, Can-Do Descriptors, About Working with English Learners, Why Positive Body Language Matters When Working with English Learners, Video: Why Positive Body Language Matters When Working with English Learners, Examples of Language Instruction & Supports for English Learners, Strategies Reflection, Thank You!, Share Your Feedback"
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever