English as a New Language: The Basics, Accommodations, and Co-teaching
Overview and Purpose
Are you a classroom teacher and have students in your class that English is not their first language? Are you looking for ways to accommodate these students in your lessons, activities, and assessments? Are you working with an English as a New Language teacher within the same classroom and want to get more out of the co-teaching experience? This course address each of these topics appropriate for teacher in elementary, middle, or high school settings. The world of English as a New Language has a vast amount of information, but this course is designed to consolidate the need to know information for classroom teachers. Throughout this course, we will work to build your general understanding of English as a New Language (Section 1), ability to adapt curriculum and course material for language learners (Section 2), and approach towards creating a productive and effective co-teaching situation (Section 3).
While these units do build off of each other and work together to deepen your knowledge of English as a New Language, they can also be used in isolation if the learner specifically needs one unit of study.
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This mini-course includes the following sections and lessons. Click the title of a lesson to go to its page.
Section 1: The Basics
The learner will incorporate understandings of proficiency levels to create appropriate goals and expectations of English Language Learners.
Learner will identify acronyms and proficiency levels associated with English as a New language and understand the role of an ENL teacher for their classroom and school.
Learner will anticipate the capabilities of an ELL based on proficiency level and create realistic expectations for their ELLs.
Section 2: Accommodations
Learner will adapt lesson plans, activities, and assessments based on their knowledge and understanding of Section 1.
Learner will identify accommodations for ELLs as a whole as well as ways to adjust for proficiency level.
Learners will adapt sample lessons and assessments and justify their use based on their knowledge from lessons 1-3.
Section 3: Co-Teaching
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