(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only
Strategies for the English Language Learner (ELL)
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in schools in the United States has increased dramatically. According to the National Center for Bilingual Education (NCBE), the number of English language learners has increased by 105%. This online course will teach you how to use the into/through/beyond approach for working with ELLs and special needs students. This is a proven effective model for working with ELLs. Participants in this course will be given English language development strategies such as scaffolding, schema building, and reformatting text. Formal and informal assessment methods will also be outlined. Additionally, the strategies mentioned are also effective strategies to use with ALL students, not just ESL students. This course is suitable for all educators, K-12, typical and special needs students.
ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service only