SELF-STUDY: Reaching Diverse Learners (15 hours)
“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.”
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 a course package that is brimming with ideas and strategies to help you maximize your abilities and cater to the individual needs of every student.
The first section of this integrated course is called Teaching English Language Learners, and will prepare you for the multicultural classroom. It helps teachers to understand the influence culture has on the learning of a child. This course enhances knowledge of the process of second language acquisition, strategies to promote effective interaction between ELL students and their classmates and strategies for adapting and modifying material to suit the learning needs of the ELL’s.
The second section of the course, 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 a teacher learn to manage your classroom more effectively.
The course provides teachers with concrete ideas and strategies to reach and teach every student in the diverse classroom.