Classroom management and effective language strategies will further group work, student engagement, and peaceful transitions between and among activities through culturally relevant practices and sensitivity training. Participants will use, share, research, plan and apply multiple methods of effective classroom design as they align to curriculum and ELL instructional needs. Looking at and analyzing exemplars will teach participants how to identify specific best practices in action, and what makes them best as a strategy, to include applied linguistics, accessing materials for applied linguistics, evaluating and analyzing materials and resources, technologies, and embedding effective practices in projects. Looking at the actions behind them will be catalysts to building a foundation with which to differentiate. After a broad introduction to multiple resources and the research behind their success, participants will research and identify the practices most pertinent to the grade and discipline they teach, and then work them into assignments that scaffold into a final project. Gaining knowledge and awareness of multiple cultures, cultural sensitivity, and language bias participants will develop the working knowledge to operate with awareness and sensitivity through best ELL practices grounded in research.

Course Outcomes:

  • Analyze lesson components to identify embedded best practices that support the diverse language needs of their ELL students.
  • Apply new best practices into future and/or present unit and lesson plans.
  • Practice 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 ELLs.
  • Align management strategy with content goals based on industry best practices for inclusive grade-level settings focused on ELL growth.

This course is 20 hours