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ESOL : An Overview

Description

Engage in an overview of how to meet the educational needs of students for whom English is not their native language. This course meets Florida's ESOL requirements for Category 3 (elective) teachers.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and apply knowledge about cultural values and beliefs in the context of teaching and learning of ELLs, from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels.  (1.1.a)
  • Understand and apply knowledge of concepts of cultural competence, particularly knowledge about how cultural identities affect learning and academic progress for students from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels.  (1.1.b)
  • Use a range of resources in learning about the cultural experiences of ELLs and their families to guide curriculum development and instruction.  (1.1.c)
  • Understand and apply knowledge about home/school connections to build partnerships with ELLS’ families. (1.1.d)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the components of language and understanding of language as an integrative and communicative system. (2.1.a)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the evolution of laws and policy in the ESL profession, including program models for ELL instruction. (3.1.c)
  • Organize learning around standards-based content and language learning objectives for students from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels. (3.2.a)
  • Use appropriate listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities in teaching ELLs from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels. (3.2.i
  • Plan for integrated standards-based ESOL and language sensitive content instruction. (4.1.a)
  • Plan differentiated learning experiences based on assessment of students’ English and L1 proficiency and integrating ELLs’ cultural background knowledge, learning styles, and prior formal educational experiences. (4.1.c)
  • Plan for instruction that embeds assessment, includes scaffolding, and provides re-teaching when necessary for individuals and small groups to successfully meet English language and literacy learning objectives. (4.1.e)
  • Identify a variety of assessment procedures appropriate for ELLs of diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels. (5.1.b)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate and valid language and literacy assessments for ELLs of diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels. (5.1.c)

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summative.

3 Reflections - Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content in order to develop a narrative response.

The summative must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team

Author: Kenny McCay, M.Ed., Sandi King, M.Ed.

Developed by Beacon Educator staff.


Course Last Updated: 2022