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Course Number:
ED 290
Course Title:
Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners
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Course Description

Introduces 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. Prerequisites: 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)

 Students will:

  • 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:

COMMUNICATION: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to communicate effectively by determining the purpose of communication; analyzing audience and context to sue appropriate language and modality; and by responding to feedback to achieve clarity, coherence, and effectiveness.

COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to apply scientific, cultural, and political perspectives in understanding the natural and social world and in addressing the consequences of human activity both globally and locally, demonstrating an understanding of social change and social action.

CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to think critically and creatively to solve problems, understanding and using various methods of reasoning and evaluating information and it sources.

CULTURE AWARENESS: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the varieties of human cultures, perspectives, and forms of expressions as well as their own culture's complexities.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE: Graduates of Portland Community College should demonstrate mastery in a discipline of profession at a level appropriate to program and transfer requirements through the application of concepts, skills, processes, and technology in the performance of authentic tasks that enhance community involvement and employability.

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.