Imagine being in a room where everyone is speaking a language completely unfamiliar to you. Many students in our schools face this problem on a daily basis. We will help prepare you to help children in all grades (K-12) to overcome language barriers and what to expect from students coming from different countries and educational backgrounds. You will develop a greater awareness of their needs in your multilingual/multicultural school district. We will provide you with strategies that you will find helpful to implement into your own lessons. We gear this class toward discussing the best practices for English Language Learners/Bilingual Learners. We will address co-teaching strategies and supports, and scaffolds that support ELLS/MLLs (Multilingual learners) in mastering core content. We will cover the identification process for ELLS/MLLs, Language Learning vs. Disability, and integrating language and content instruction for ELLs/MLLs. We will also address cultural responsiveness and cultural competency.

Course coming soon!