By developing sensitivity to diverse cultural and multicultural populations of students, participants will enhance their ability to support ELL student progress in the classrooms, and ESOL district-wide programs through an understanding of culture and effective means for communication. All district stakeholders invested in ESOL progress will benefit from this course as it reaches across cross-cultural issues, accommodation needs, and how to enrich the larger ELL student population.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop sensitivity to diverse cultural and multicultural populations of students.
- Teach ELL students to further their progress in the classrooms, and ESOL district-wide programs through an understanding of culture and effective means for communication.
- Practice and plan with successful attributes of student peer review that leads to organized and peaceful transitions and student collaboration.
- Create the classroom conditions necessary for 21st century ELL learners to be motivated and engaged.
- Establish a successful multi-cultural classroom environment.
- Design culturally relevant curriculum, with access to culturally relevant resources and materials.
- Apply cultural competence to student academic achievement through a transformative overall K-12 pedagogy.
- Summarize and articulate how racism, stereotyping, and cultural discrimination in teaching, learning and assessment of learning can hinder student progress.
- Build and communicate pedagogical relationships among language, bias, and culture in students from diverse backgrounds and at various levels of English language proficiency.
This course is 20 hours