English Language Learners
What You'll Learn

You will learn how to support the learning for students who are learning English as a Second Language.

Who Should Apply
  • K12 Educators who work with students learning English as a second language
8
micro-
credentials
15
Approximate hours each
Description
This stack is designed to help educators understand the complexities of teaching students who are learning Engish as a second language. This stack covers multiple topics that will support you in understanding language acquisition theories and then applying this knowlege to design effective assessement and instruction to support student's learning English. You will also have an opportunity to explore ways in which to advocate for you English Language Learners and their families.
ProgramDescriptionAction
Advocating for ELL Friendly
Educator advocates at the local, state, and/or federal level for policies that support English Language Learners and their families.
Types of Evidence Required: written artifacts

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Advocating for ELL students and their families
Educator advocates in their schools for English Language Learner (ELL) students and families using a five-step action plan.
Types of Evidence Required: written artifacts, PowerPoint presentation

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Analyzing Assessments to Support ELL Learning
Educator analyzes district, state, and national assessment data as a basis for creating instructional supports for ELL learners.
Types of Evidence Required: written artifacts

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Understanding Academic Language
Educator knows, uses, and shares strategies that enable students to use and understand academic language within the context of the classroom.
Types of Evidence Required: written artifacts, samples of student work, presentation

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Understanding Second Language Acquisition (SLA) St
Educator applies appropriate instructional strategies for ELL students’ Second Language Acquisition (SLA).
Types of Evidence Required: graphic representation, written artifacts, video OR student work samples

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Using ELL Strategies in the Classroom
Educator demonstrates understanding of how to implement research-based ELL strategies to support ELL learning and achievement within a standards-based curriculum framework
Types of Evidence Required: written artifacts, video, audio OR written video analysis

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Using Formative Assessments to Support Learning
Educator designs formative assessments to support ELL student growth in the understanding and application of language and/or content skills.
Types of Evidence Required: written artifacts and portfolio

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Using Standards to Plan for ELL Students
Educator applies knowledge of their state and the national English Language Learner Standards in lesson plans and instructional practice.
Types of Evidence Required: written artifacts, samples of student work

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