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