Instructor: Michael Watson
Date/Times: 09/11/17,09/18/17,09/25/17,10/02/17,10/10/17,10/16/17,10/23/17,10/30/17,11/6/17, 11/13/17, 11/20/17, 11/27/17, 4:30-7:30
Location: SMEC 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA 02748
Course #: 2017-14
Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Description: The RETELL initiative (Rethinking Equity in the Teaching of English Language Learners) represents a commitment to address the persistent gap in academic proficiency experienced by ELL students. At the heart of this initiative are training and licensure requirements for the Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement, which core academic teachers of ELLs and principals/assistant principals and supervisors/directors who supervise or evaluate such teachers must obtain.
The purpose of this course is to prepare the Commonwealth’s teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively shelter their content instruction 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.
The course has three overarching goals:
1. To help teachers effectively carry out their responsibility for the teaching and learning of ELLs as well as to understand the social and cultural issues that contribute to and impact the schooling of ELLs.
2. To expand teachers’ knowledge of how language functions within academic content teaching and learning, and how children and adolescents acquire a second language.
3. To provide teachers with practical, research-based protocols, methods, and strategies to integrate subject-area content, language, and literacy development—per the expectations of the World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Development Standards (ELDS)—and thus to support ELL students’ success with all state academic standards.
Member District: $450
Non Member District $495