Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

English Language Learners: Instruction that Works, by Jane Hill
2006. Alexandria, VA: Assoc. for Supervision & Curriculum Development, 131 pages.

Course Description

This course uses the research-based strategies from the bestselling book ClassroomInstruction that Works and applies them to English language learners to help teachers improve the language levels of these students. This book examines stages of language acquisition and nonlinguistic representations. It presents data that explains the teaching strategies that can raise student achievement and English literacy skills. (3 credits)

Course Objectives

1. Educators will understand and be able to utilize the teaching methods discussed in Classroom Instruction that Works, and learn how to apply those strategies to English language learners in the classroom.

2. Participants will learn about the various stages of language acquisition and how to incorporate them into their teaching objectives, instructional lessons and assessments.

3. Teachers will learn about nonlinguistic representations, their role in language development and how to utilize them in their lessons and instructional techniques.

4. Participants will learn how to incorporate instructional cues, student questions and advanced organizations to improve teaching techniques and organizational strategies for lesson plans.

5. Teachers will understand how to teach summarizing, note taking and homework skills. They will learn to practice positive reinforcement as well as how to generate and test a hypothesis for improving lesson development and classroom instruction.

Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners

$295

2 Credits

shopping-cart

Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *

shopping-cart

Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *

Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

(right-click and "Save As" to download)

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge and information that you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See the corresponding rubric for guidelines..

Chapters:

1. What Is Classroom Instruction that Works?
2. Stages of 2nd Lang. Acquisition
3. Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
4. Nonlinguistic Representations
5. Cues, Questions and Advance Organizations 6. Cooperative Learning
7. Summarizing and Note Taking
8. Homework and Practices
9. Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
10. Generating and Testing Hypotheses
11. Identifying Similarities and Differences
12. Involving Parents and the Community

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book, English Language Learners: Instruction that Works, by Jane Hill to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2.Chapter reviews and reflections.
3. Final Application essay or project activity (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners

$295

2 Credits

shopping-cart

Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *

shopping-cart

Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *
Copyright 2018 Teacher's Learning Center