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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
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100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Key Aspects of Engaging ELLs and their Families

Welcome to week 1 of the course! This is an important module, as it sets the foundation for many of the strategies presented in this course. We hope that you find the module very informative. By the end of this module, you will be able to define the culture of ELLs in K-12 classrooms across the U.S., recognize cultural impact on learning and formal education, assess your school’s engagement of ELLs and their families, incorporate culturally sensitive techniques to engage ELLs in the classroom and school and implement strategies for engaging ELLs’ families in the school and larger community. Let's get started! ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 39 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
Video9 videos
A look at ELLs in our Classrooms5m
Engaging the ELL in the Classroom and School4m
Strategies to Engage ELLs in the Classroom5m
The Importance of Family Engagement3m
Key Strategies for Parent and Family Training5m
Key Strategies for Teacher and Parent Partnerships3m
Overcoming Challenges of Teacher/Parent Communication4m
Summary and Review3m
Reading5 readings
Bonus Reading: A-Z List of Countries from the U.S. Department of State10m
Bonus Reading: In-Class Activities10m
Bonus Reading: Keys to Success For English Language Learners10m
Bonus Reading: 20 Strategies for Engaging ELL Families10m
Bonus Video: Partnering with Latino Parents10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Overview of ELLs6m
Engaging ELLs in the Classroom8m
Engaging ELL Families8m
Engaging ELL Families in the Community8m
Module 1 Assessment20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Case Study: The American Dream Academy, Phoenix, AZ

Welcome to week 2 of the course! We are thrilled to introduce you to a stellar organization, the American Dream Academy, and the many things that they do to engage families. By the end of this module, you will be able to implement strategies for reaching out to ELL parents, apply concepts of parental training to your own teaching and school contexts, develop a plan for success for parental involvement to implement in your own classroom and school context, apply concepts of teaching training to your own school context, and devise solutions for parent involvement in your own classroom and school context. Let's get started!...
Reading
10 videos (Total 55 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
The Call Center5m
Success Ladder and Academic Success Plan5m
ADA Session and Parent Story5m
Learning at Home6m
American Dream Academy Graduation6m
Teachers Involving Parents4m
Teacher Experience4m
Cross Cultural Communication Tips3m
Administrator Experience6m
Reading8 readings
Greetings!10m
Reading: The American Dream Academy's Success Ladder10m
Reading: School Terms and Concepts10m
Reading: Learning at Home10m
Bonus Reading: Empowering ELL Parents & Families at Home10m
Bonus Reading: How to Reach Out to Parents of ELLs10m
Bonus Reference: The Hofstede Centre10m
Student Profile - Mi Hue10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Case Study: Longfellow Elementary School, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Welcome to week 3 of the course! In this module, we showcase another exciting case study in hopes that you can adapt many of the ideas presented. By the end of this module, you will be able to integrate culture into classroom practices such as building background knowledge, implement TPR strategies in classroom activities to support ELL engagement, understand the importance of setting clear expectations for learning and classroom behavior, set clear expectations that are sensitive to cultural differences, use bilingual and multicultural strategies to foster a welcoming environment. Let's get started!...
Reading
10 videos (Total 37 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Longfellow ESL Program3m
Building Background Knowledge4m
Lesson Plan Annotation4m
Regular Attendance3m
Effective Communication and Discipline Tips3m
Use of Bilingualism4m
Bilingual Aide Experience2m
Recognizing Multiple Cultural Identities3m
Reading Theater3m
Reading10 readings
Greetings!10m
Bonus Reading: Success for ESL Students10m
Lesson Plan Template and Materials10m
Bonus Reading: Are You Tapping into Prior Knowledge Often Enough in Your Classroom?10m
Bonus Reading: Four Strategies to Help10m
Bonus Reading: Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences with Bilingual Families10m
Bonus Reading: School District Faces Challenges of Teaching New English Speakers10m
Bonus Reading: Supporting ESL Students: 10 Tips for Mainstream Teachers10m
Bonus Reading: Culture in the ELL Classroom10m
Student Profile- Carlos Munoz10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Case Study: Alhambra High School, Phoenix, AZ

Welcome to week 4 of the course! We are so excited for this module and to introduce you to Alhambra High School. We hope that you find this module inspirational and that you are able to adopt and adapt many of the ideas presented. By the end of this module, you will be able to apply strategies for creating a culturally supportive school environment, connect students to the school community through creating clubs and school-wide activities, implement new strategies for bringing diverse cultures to the school, and use sports as additional opportunities for school engagement. Let's get started!...
Reading
9 videos (Total 61 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Principal's Message5m
Breakaway Teacher Experience6m
Diversity Day5m
Student Reflection5m
Sprint Music6m
School Communication8m
Soccer7m
Football12m
Reading7 readings
Greetings!10m
Bonus Reading: The Range of Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities Towards ELLs10m
Student Reflection on Diversity Day10m
Bonus Reading: Celebrating Your School's Cultural Diversity10m
Bonus Reading: ESL Classroom and Cultural Sensitivity10m
Bonus Reading: Sports Offer English Language Learners an Outlet10m
Student Profile - Matida Saad10m
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Top Reviews

By APOct 3rd 2017

Thank you so much to my instructor for instructing Ana Pelayo.\n\nAna Pelayo.

By CRNov 23rd 2017

Great new ideas, extra material and links as well as a top quality course!

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Claire McLaughlin

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University
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Ellen Manos

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University

About Arizona State University

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About the ELL Success in the Content Classroom: Teacher Toolbox Series Specialization

Plan lessons, activities and assessment with the ELL in mind, and create an engaging and welcoming environment for the ELL and their families. This Specialization covers lesson planning and assessing with the ELL in mind as well as engaging the ELL student and their families in the school and community. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills you learned by creating an annotated lesson plan and assessment with appropriate modifications for the ELL students. You will also develop a bank of resources for engaging the ELL in your school and community....
ELL Success in the Content Classroom: Teacher Toolbox Series

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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