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EDEU503-191105-PIC Methods of Teaching ESL

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Develop an understanding about materials, methods, and approaches for implementing and managing standards-based ESL and content instruction, and using resources effectively in ESL instruction.

REQUIREMENT:   This course requires implementation of projects in a PK-12 classroom.  Those who are not currently working in a classroom will need to find a classroom in which activities may be conducted.  Working with adults will not substitute for PK-12.

Registration Restriction: Open to CPS Regular and Charter Teachers ONLY



At Piccolo School - 1040 N Keeler -

Tuesdays, 4:15-8:15pm

Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3, 10, 17

COURSE END DATE (all work to be completed and submitted): Jan 10, 2020

Technology Requirements

  1. Quiet space free of distractions from people and most noise (For assignments which require audio or video recording)
  2. Internet Connectivity
    1. An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  3. Audio/Video
    1. Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
    2. A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
  4. Operating System
    1. Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later
    2. Windows 10
    3. Windows 8 or 8.1
    4. Windows 7

Course Texts (purchase and downloads required for 1st class session)


EL Excellence Every Day: The Flip-to Guide for Differentiating Academic Literacy (Kindle Edition) by Singer Tonya Ward

ISBN-13: 978-1608710010
ISBN-10: 1608710017

(FREE DOWNLOADS - required for 1st class session) 

TEXT 1: Project EXCELL Go-To Strategies (PDF format)

TEXT 2: Troy Schools Strategies for Working with English Learners (PDF format)

TEXT 3: Handbook for Teachers of English Language Learners - Monroe Schools (PDF Format)

TEXT 4: Massachusetts Next Generation ESL Project (PDF Format)

TEXT 5: Bathroom Briefs (PDF Format)

 Course Description (EDEU 503)

Develop an understanding about materials, methods, and approaches for implementing and managing standards-based ESL and content instruction, and using resources effectively in ESL instruction.

Credit from Brandman University School of Extended Education

An additional registration as a student at Brandman University School of Extended Education is required by the end of the 4th week of the course to receive credit which applies toward IL ESL, IL Bilingual, and Louisiana ESL endorsements.

Directions are provided in the ASPD OnlineClassroom AFTER the course begins.

IL Section 27.425 Rules - Standards for Competent ESL Teachers

IL27.425-3B: Implementing and Managing Standards-based ESL and Content

IL27.425-3B1: implements a variety of second language teaching strategies and approaches (guided by national and state ESL language learning standards) for developing and

IL27.425.3B2: integrating academic English language in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing domains

IL 27.425-3C:  Using Resources Effectively in ESL Instruction

IL 27.425-3C1: Understands and provides access to the core curriculum, including through the use of the student's primary language

IL27.425.3C2: Evaluates, selects, and adapts a wide range of materials, resources, and technologies that meet the content and language needs of ELs

IL27.425.3C3: Uses materials, methods, and approaches that are culturally responsive, linguistically and academically rigorous, and developmentally appropriate, including the use of primary language resources"

Here is the course outline:

EDEU503 -Getting Started

This module contains links to downloadable course resources, and other introductory information.

Face-to-Face Sessions

This section outlines the content and general outcomes of the face-to-face sessions. Each session is 3 hours in duration.

Personal Video Introduction

In this module, you will create a short video of 30-60 seconds to introduce yourself. In addition to introducing yourself to other colleagues taking the course, it provides an opportunity to use the OnlineClassroom video tool without stress.

EDEU503-1 Creating a Welcoming Environment

What are best practices for creating a welcoming school and classroom community for multilingual learners? How is this different from preparing for native English speakers?

EDEU503-2 Second Language Acquisition

How do people acquire a new language? What is the difference between BICS and CALP? What needs to be considered when adapting instruction, practice, and assessment to assure students at all levels of English Language Development experience success with cognitively demanding content?

EDEU503-3 Intro to Teaching English to Multilingual English Learners

What are the foundational concepts and ideas related to teaching English to multilingual learners? Why is the myth that "this is just good teaching" inaccurate?

EDEU503-4 Learning about Your Students

Conduct an interview with a parent to learn about home county culture, immigration experience, and other socio-cultural factors that make the student who (s)he is so you can better support him/her.

EDEU503-5 Fostering Literacy in ELs across the Curriculum

Study and apply routines for engaging ELs to accomplish high-priority literacy goals for close reading across the curriculum before reading, during reading and rereading, and after reading.

EDEU503-6 Professional Toolbox and Newcomer Toolkit

In this activity, participants prepare a Google Site with resources related to addressing needs of ELs, including newcomers.

EDEU503-7 Professionalism/Networking Documentation

Participation in Professional ESL Educator groups on Facebook is documented in this module

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