Full course description
Instruction for English language learners is most effective when it (1) directly supports their acquisition of vocabulary and academic language, and (2) allows them to make meaningful personal and cultural connections to the content. In this course, we will explore how teachers can accomplish this through culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy. Topics include how to connect students’ funds of knowledge to their English language acquisition, and how to create an environment within classrooms and schools that acknowledges and values the contributions of multilingual students.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the main principles of second language acquisition for ELs
- Describe the key features of culturally and linguistically sustaining teaching for ELs
- Generate ideas for working in a culturally and linguistically sustaining way with ELs in your own classrooms
July 5 - July 12
Required Live Sessions:
None; this course is fully asynchronous
Dr. Peter Sayer
Summer Institute Course Theme
Teaching for Equity and Social Justice
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