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Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners (RETELL)

Extending the Learning

  • EEC105: Teaching Academic Language to Improve Content Area Instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) in the Elementary Grades
  • EEC106: Teaching Academic Language to Improve Content Area Instruction for ELLs (For Middle/High School Math and Science Teachers)
  • EEC107: Teaching Academic Language to Improve Content Area Instruction for ELLs (for Middle/High School Humanities and Literacy/ELA Teachers)
  • EEC108: Understanding academic language to improve content area instruction for ELLs (differentiated by content area)
  • EEC109: Academic Conversations in Classrooms with English Language Learners
  • EEC110: Academic English for English Learners in Math and Science
  • EEC111: Engaging Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Secondary Schools
  • EEC112: Promoting Language Development and Content Area Learning for Specific ELL Subgroups
  • EEC113: Using Technology to Support ELLs in SEI and ESL/ELD Classrooms
  • EEC115: Collaborating through Coaching: Six Standards of Effective Pedagogy in SEI Literacy and Mathematics Instruction
  • EEC116: Differentiation & Academic Language
  • EEC117: Analyzing ELL Data for Content and Language Development (for all Educators)
  • EEC118: Evaluation and Leadership for ELL Equity (for Leaders/Administrators)
  • EEC119: Strong Home-School Connection for ELLs (for all Educators)
  • EEC120: ELL Teacher Leadership and Collaboration Strategies (for ELL and Content Teacher Teams)
  • EEC121: Engaging Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students and Families in Elementary Schools
  • EEC122: Introduction to English Language Development Standards in Massachusetts
  • EEC123: Early English Language Development (E-ELD) for PK-K Teachers
  • EEC124: Planning for Cultural and Linguistic Variability with Universal Design for Learning — A Facilitated Self-paced Course

EEC 122: Introduction to English Language Development Standards in Massachusetts

This course introduces classroom teachers to the Massachusetts English Language Development standards (WIDA) through a practical and hands-on approach, connecting to their classrooms. Teachers will learn how the standards are organized, foundational principles and practical applications and tools. Teachers practice how to use these standards in tandem with content standards in our Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, to better support ELLs. This course is designed for any classroom teacher, specialist, or coach who is responsible for educating English language learners and collaborating in a school. The course is therefore often offered to groups of collaborating teachers who plan together around the needs of ELLs in a school, in a PLC or in a department. The course modules may be tailored to specific content area educator groups, upon request, or offered for a mixed audience. Course Format: This course meets face-to-face in four modules. Useful application components for teachers to try out in their classrooms are interspersed with face-to-face sessions and with 3 asynchronous online hours sharing resources and feedback with colleagues. The total number of course hours is 15. These 15 hours serve as SEI Extension course credits.

Note: MATSOL also offers an ELD Standards Overview for school leaders who wish to familiarize themselves more with ELD standards to support classroom practices with ELLs. Contact MATSOL for more information.

Contact information:

Ann Feldman
Director of Professional Learning
Massachusetts Association of Teachers of
Speakers of Other Languages (MATSOL)
2 Canton Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Tel: (617) 820-5099
Email: afeldman@matsol.org

Last Updated: June 12, 2020

 
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