FALL 2017 SEI Admin Endorsement Course


Instructor: Michael Watson Date/Times: 10/05/17,10/19/17,11/2/17,11/16/17,11/30/17,4:30-7:30 Location: SMEC 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA 02748 Course #: 2017-15 Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130, stetrault@smecollaborative.org Course Description: SEI Course

The purpose of this course is to prepare Massachusetts school administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective reviewers and instructional leaders of educators who teach English language learners so that our growing population of English Language Learners (ELLs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy.

This course is aligned with the Massachusetts Administrator Endorsement Subject Matter Knowledge Standards:

1. Understanding of diversity and background of English language learner populations, including family systems, neighborhoods, and communities, and their impact on teaching and learning

2. Building a culture of equity and inclusiveness for linguistically and culturally diverse populations

3. Implementation of strategies for coordinating instruction for English Language Learners (SEI and English language development)

4. Demonstrates an understanding of the use of best practices for sheltering content for, and teaching academic language to, English Language Learners in the classroom

5. Understands and appreciates the challenges that English Language Learners face in the mastery of academic language and assures that educators are equipped to shelter content and scaffold instruction to promote the academic achievement of English Language Learners