Are you an ESOL teacher who wants additional strategies to strengthen your work with ELs?
Or, are you a content area or classroom teacher who needs strategies and tools to foster ELs’ acquisition of language and content?
Or, do you know a colleague whose ELs could benefit from additional strategies?
We’d love for you and your colleagues to join course facilitators Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder in an online, interactive self-paced EL strategies course. Together, we’ll explore research-based practices for supporting ELs as they learn academic language and content. These practices are based on Diane and Sydney’s best selling book Unlocking English Learners’ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible. Over the three course components, you will have an opportunity to learn about and apply strategies to:
- Effectively scaffold content instruction for ELs of varying proficiency levels,
- Incorporate academic conversations into lessons to support ELs’ oral language development and content learning, and
- Use formative assessments to assess ELs’ language and content learning and plan instruction tailored to meet ELs’ specific academic needs.
As in our other online courses, the heart of this course is a facilitated Professional Learning Community (PLC)-based discussion. You will be able to share your expertise with colleagues as well as learn what strategies others are using to effectively support ELs in their schools and districts.