GRADUATE Course – Reaching Diverse Learners

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1 Graduate Credit

  • Grading: A-F
  • Materials: Included in the course fee!
  • Graduate Credit: 1 Graduate Credit
  • Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class)
  • Time Frame: Enroll and start any time

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Course Description:

Diversity is becoming a very real issue in our classrooms today. We have an increasing number of learning styles and students coming from different cultural backgrounds. Reaching Diverse Learners is an integrated course brimming with ideas and strategies to help educators maximize abilities and cater to the individual needs of every student.

SECTION A, English Language Learners in the Classroom and SECTION B, Language Acquisition, prepare teachers for the multicultural classroom. This section helps educators understand the influence second language acquisition has on learning. By introducing instructional strategies to promote effective interaction between ELL students and their classmates, and approaches for adapting and modifying material to suit the learning needs of the ELL’s, students thrive.

SECTION C, Classroom Management for Positive Behaviors, suggests how expected behaviors within a classroom should be taught through consistent responses and positive reinforcement. This section is full of practical ideas and techniques that help teachers manage a classroom more effectively.

Objectives & Outcomes:

As a result of successful participation in SECTION A, English Language Learners in the Classroom , students should be able to:

  • Explain the role that teachers play in reaching English Language Learners.
  • Use tailored teaching methods that offer supportive resources and services.
  • Integrate innovative solutions into the classroom curriculum to accommodate English Language Learners.
  • Provide support for English Language Learners to have success in mainstream classrooms by interaction, contextualization and collaboration.
  • Create challenging and interesting lessons and curriculum with differentiated learning techniques to help English Language Learners become engaged.

As a result of successful participation in SECTION B, Language Acquisition, students should be able to:

  • Explain the language acquisition process, types and theories of language acquisition and five phases of profession.
  • Create lessons and activities that employ reading strategies based on a specific stage of language acquisition.
  • Employ the CREDE method.
  • Integrate modeled writing, free writing, structured writing and dialogue writing, using Instructional Conversation (IC) effectively and ensuring authenticity.

As a result of successful participation in SECTION C, Classroom Management for Positive Behaviors, students should be able to:

  • Create an environment that fosters positive behavior with effective behavioral practices and interventions.
  • Implement a Positive Behavior Management model and Positive Behavior Intervention Solutions (PBIS).
  • Involve both parents and students in making behavioral rules.


Special Instructions:

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