Professional Development 1 Credit: Reaching Diverse Learners

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“I really appreciate the abundance of ideas for teaching ELLs that I learned in this course. There were so many techniques and ideas shared, and I feel as if I have a toolbox to use in my classroom.”

“This was a great course. Thank you for the opportunity to gather useful, practical information that will prove to be essential to my future as an educator.”


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EDUC 600
1 Semester Credit

  • Grading: A-F
  • Materials: Included in the course fee
  • Professional Development Credit: 1 semester credit issued through the regionally accredited
  • Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class), with instructor interaction
  • Semesters: Spring, Summer & Fall
    (enroll any time)
  • Enrollment: Start any time
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Course Description:

Self-paced Professional Development Credit classes incorporate online content, quizzes, interactivities and a Course Action Plan you can put to use in your work environment. Learning takes place asynchronously, at your convenience, and may be completed over a period of 4 weeks. Note, teachers looking for graduate credits, please check with your issuing authority about whether it will accept these online teacher courses for graduate credit.

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

SECTION A, Teaching English Language Learners prepares you for the multicultural classroom. It helps educators to understand the influence culture has on the learning of a child by enhancing knowledge of the process of second language acquisition, 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.

SECTION B, Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies, suggests how expected behaviors within a classroom should be taught through consistent responses and positive reinforcement. It is full of practical ideas and techniques that will help you as an educator learn to manage your classroom more effectively.

The integrated course Reaching Diverse Learners provides educators with concrete ideas and strategies to reach and teach every student in the diverse classroom.

Objectives & Outcomes:

As a result of successful participation in SECTION A, Teaching English language learners, students should be able to:

  • Understand who ELL’s are.
  • Create a welcoming environment for new ELLs.
  • Communicate effectively with ELLs.
  • Effectively interact with parents of ELLs.
  • Understand cultural differences in communication and social interactions.
  • Understand cultural differences in other practical school related activities and issues including conferences, classroom behavior, homework and attendance.
  • Teach Language effectively to ELLs.
  • Assess comprehension and language proficiency in ELLs.
  • Understand and practice the concepts of Sheltered instruction.
  • Help ELLs learn in the classroom with a variety of new strategies that will enable them to gain knowledge as well as grow in language skills.
  • Differentiate curriculum to help ELLs learn effectively.
  • Implement the Language Experience Approach.
  • Develop reading and writing skills in ELLs using a variety of specialized approaches and strategies.
  • Apply a top-down approach to reading and phonics while working with ELLs.

As a result of successful participation in SECTION B, Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies, students should be able to:

  • Understand the causes and drivers of behavior.
  • Assess behavior and identify its cause.
  • Create classroom routines, schedules and rules to facilitate positive behavior.
  • Adapt one’s own pace and communication to facilitate positive behavior.
  • De-escalate situations where a student is angry or agitated.
  • Respond to defiance in the classroom positively.
  • Enable hyperactive students to learn effectively in the classroom.
  • Enable students with attention deficits to learn effectively in the classroom.
  • Understand the concepts of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and apply them to motivate students in the classroom.

 

Special Instructions:

After registering for this course at Professional Learning Board, you’ll be directed to the University website to complete your registration and payment.

Reviews

66 Reviews of “Professional Development 1 Credit: Reaching Diverse Learners”:
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  31. Jennifer S. says:
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  64. Matthew W. says:
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    This course has given me a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by ELLs as well as strategies to help me in the future. I have very few ELLs in my school and have had very few in my experience, but I feel better equipped to help any ELLs I have in my career. I gained the understanding that my school is woefully equipped for ELLs with the understanding that we have very few.

  65. Erin A. says:
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    This course has strengthened the knowledge I have regarding English language learners in the school environment. It also encouraged me to try different techniques and implement new strategies in and outside of the classroom. I am very glad that I chose to sign up for this course prior to September. I will have four students that are English language learners in September and I am looking forward to meeting them due to the knowledge I gained from this course. I truly enjoyed this course. I enjoyed taking it over the summer.

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    It was a great class. I definitely learned a lot and will certainly use in my classroom.

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