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Sheltered English Immersion (SEI): Best Practices for English Learners

Non-Credit Course
15 Clock Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to help educators provide a high-quality and equitable educational experience for English learners (ELs) that values and nurtures cultural diversity. Whether in-person or virtually, course participants will discover how to provide meaningful and rigorous lessons and assessments while facilitating an environment in which the social and emotional needs of ELs are nurtured. Course participants will explore research-based effective educational practices based on ten guiding principles or language development to maximize the potential of Els in schools and beyond graduation.

Global Goals of the Course

To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of this course:

  1. To develop an understanding of the need for an equitable education for all English learners
  2. To examine current research-based instructional and assessment strategies for English learners
  3. To explore best practices of serving Els – including forming effective partnerships with families and community organizations
  4. To synthesize tools and resources designed to enhance learning and success of English learners


Reviews


By Brandi Richmond
Reviewed 1 year ago
The new content, as well as what was reinforced by the articles and videos, was what I liked most about this class. The feedback from the instructor, as well as the offering of links for more resources from the instructor, was extremely helpful and helped me positively view this course.


By Kathleen Kelly
Reviewed 1 year ago
The course material was very interesting and I learned a lot that could help me in my current position. It was helpful for me that the instructor responded within a day to my forum posts.


By Billi Jones
Reviewed 1 year ago
Jill did a wonderful job getting back to me very quickly. I was surprised by that and followed her links to learn even more. This was a great part of the class. Jill's advice was great, and her suggestions were well worth reading.


By Michelle Clark
Reviewed 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the course and the instructor was great. She gave great feedback and was quick to respond with questions and responded very quickly to the assignments.


By Jennifer Cherry
Reviewed 1 year ago
Valuable content, thank you! Being in a new grade level this year, I appreciated having the option to extend the course time frame also.


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