Marcela Falcone

Marcela Falcone has been an elementary teacher in the Brentwood School District for 16 years.  She currently teaches in a 3rd Grade Bilingual Classroom.  Previously, she has taught 1st grade and 2nd grade, along with coordinating an Enrichment Program.  Prior to her time at Brentwood, Marcela taught within a preschool setting.

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english, english language, languageAssessing the English Language Learner

The proper assessment of English Language Learners (ELL) merits attention at all levels of the education system. English Language Learners (ELL)—students who are still developing proficiency in English— represent a large and rapidly growing subpopulation of students in K-12 classrooms. This course will provide participants with effective assessment techniques for K-12 students across a variety of educational settings.

ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only

$220.00$270.00
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english, english language, languageComprehension Strategies for the Bilingual Learner

The comprehension of literature and development of reading skills is at the foundation of the education process. This course will address ways that educators can help English Language Learners (ELL) improve on understanding text. It will examine the relationship between oral English proficiency and literacy, while providing participants with oral reading strategies to use with the ELL students. The information provided in this course will support instruction in all K-12 classrooms.

ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only

$220.00$270.00
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english, english language, languageFoundations of Bilingual and Multicultural Education

This course will provide a foundation for understanding the history and development of Bilingual Education. The overall social and philosophical foundations of Bilingual Education will be reviewed in detail. Additionally, legislative changes throughout history for students of limited English proficiency will be examined by participants. By understanding the development of Bilingual Education over time, educators will be better prepared to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELL).

ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only

$220.00$270.00
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english, english language, languageProgram Models for English Language Learners

The fastest growing segment of the school age population in the United States is students with limited English proficiency. English Language Learners (ELL) take part in a variety of instructional programs to best meet their needs. Examples of programs include dual language, transitional, and sheltered instructional approaches. This course will provide an extensive review of all ELL program models to further enhance instruction across K-12 classrooms.

ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only

$220.00$270.00
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english, english language, languageTeaching Reading and Writing for the English Language Learner

This course provides an understanding of literacy issues specific to English Language Learners. Participants will learn strategies and tech­niques for teaching reading and writing to ELL students. Key concepts include the relationship between first language liter­acy and further literacy development, along with an extensive review of stan­dards-based reading and writing instruction. Additionally, this course will focus on phonics, struc­tural analysis, sight words, process writing, and the incorporation of technol­ogy.

ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only

$220.00$270.00
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