After analyzing lessons to determine the best embedded practices that support diverse English language learners, participants will divide by grade bands to learn the best practices embedded within them. Looking at and analyzing lesson samples will teach them how to identify specific best practices in action, and what makes them best as a strategy and an action, providing the foundations for differentiation and close reading strategies. Participants will identify best practices pertinent to the grade and discipline they teach, and work them into assignments that scaffold into a final project.

Course Objectives:

  • Analyze modules to identify embedded best practices that support the diverse language needs of their ENL students.
  • Glean and apply new best practices by working them into unit and lesson plans presently being taught. Implement and reflect upon best practice strategies taught, giving and receiving peer feedback in discussion forums.
  • Align best practices with pertinent lesson components and Common Core Standards as they apply specifically to their ENL students.