Fall 2018 SEI Full Teacher Endorsement Course

Instructor: Michael Watson
Date/Times: 09/13/18, 09/20/18, 09/27/18, 10/04/18, 10/11/18, 10/18/18, 10/25/18, 11/01/18, 11/08/18, 11/15/18, 11/29/18, 12/06/18   4:30-7:30
Location: SMEC 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA 02748
Course #: 2018-18
Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130, stetrault@smecollaborative.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

DESE requirements, attendance is mandatory at all sessions in order to receive endorsement.

SEI Fall  Session 1  2018

Session 1: Thursday, September 13 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 2: Thursday, September 20@ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 3: Thursday , September 27 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 4: Thursday, October 4 @ 4:30-7:30
Session 5: Thursday, October 11 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 6: Thursday, October 18 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 7: Thursday, October 25 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 8: Thursday, November 1@ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 9: Thursday, November 8@ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 10: Thursday , November 15 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 11: Thursday, November 29 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 12:  Thursday, December 6 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Makeup Sessions Due to Instructor Cancellation
Dec 6,13,17: 4:30-7:30

Capstone Dates Dec 19 4-6, 6-8 Dec 20  4-6, 6-8

Graduate Credit
You will have the option of  purchasing Graduate Credit for the SEI Endorsement Course. When you register for the class you will be sent the information on graduate credits.


Requests for withdrawals and refunds must be made prior to deadline.  All cancellations subject to a $50 administration fee.  Aug 31 Registration  Deadline.

Registration on Smart PD https://app.smartedu.net/smec/pd or email Sherri Tetrault at stetrault@smecollaborative.org or call 508-9985599 ex 130.

We must be informed at the time of registration if you have any ADA needs or require special accommodations of any kind