Course Content and Outcome Guide for ED 290
- Course Number:
- ED 290
- Course Title:
- Sheltered Instruction for ELLs
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Course DescriptionIntroduces sheltered instruction strategies that will modify content for English Language Learners in the k-12 classroom. Provides opportunities to explore curriculum development and the needs of the learner. Examines the impact of immigrant culture on the ELL experience. Prerequisite: RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
- Understand similarities and differences among types of programs available to English Language Learners in K-12 setting, such as bilingual, ESL and Sheltered Instruction.
- Apply strategies for more effective communication with English language Learners.
- Be better equipped to manage and facilitate effective communication and learning around cultural differences in the classroom.
- Use strategies proven effective to make content comprehensible to English Language Learners in classrooms and curriculum.
- Identify best practices in ELL classroom.
Course Activities and Design
The course will function as a lecture class with a hands-on, cooperative format. The student will be able to create necessary strategies within the curriculum to produce appropriate, clearly defined, comprehensible content for English Language Learners, as well as supplementary materials, adaptation of content, and meaningful activities for English Language Learners.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will be evaluated, and criteria developed for assigning a course grade using the following tools:
- written assignments
- presentation of instructional materials
- participation in group and class discussion
- classroom observation activity
- final project: lesson plan demonstrating an understanding of effective ELL strategies.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Respond orally and in writing to reading assignments
- Observe an ESL, sheltered or bilingual classroom and analyze use of effective strategies
- Develop intercultural competencies, specifically for assisting immigrant youth and their families in their interactions with the US American K-12 educational system.
- Create final project as part of a team: a thematic sheltered lesson plan for ELLs using effective ELL strategies in several different subject areas.
In addition the students will demonstrate:
SELF-REFLECTION: Graduates of Portland Community College should be self-appraising in applying the knowledge and skills they have learned, examining and evaluating personal beliefs and comparing them with the beliefs of others.