Participants will develop an increased awareness of the need both nationally and locally to meet the need of ESL students, based on data and research. They will examine ESL standards in their particular state, as well as instructional shifts from traditional approaches to alternative approaches, particularly through the use of technology. They will learn to foster academic interactions, specifically academic conversation skills. They will practice technology usage and create definite plans to incorporate specific tools into ESL lessons to create and increase authentic opportunities for students to interact in meaningful ways.

Key deliverables include: written responses reflecting participants’ analysis of ESL demographic data, current ESL state standards, and instructional practices; practice of, and reflection about, constructive academic conversations and technology tools in the classroom, specifically to promote ESL mastery; creating a lesson plan that incorporates learning into classroom practices; course summary with practical application and reflection. Key activities include reading, watching videos, researching, reflecting, analyzing, and planning.

  • This course guides participants to utilize technology tools in order to foster, increase, build, and assess meaningful interactions to promote mastery of ESL standards.
  • This course provides the following types of credit:

  • Up to 45 CPEs.
    CPE credits are based on the number of clock hours and may vary with participant.
  • (General) 3 graduate-level PDUs.
    Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee.
    Course number: EDKU 9137
  • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
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