QTEL BEGINNER ESL INSTITUTE

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OVERVIEW

In the QTEL Beginning ESL Institute, participants will develop a clear understanding of how the standards for ELA, and new standards for English Language Proficiency Development (e.g., WIDA, California Standards, New York Standards, Texas Standards), impact English Learners by introducing educators to innovative processes and materials aligned with them. Teachers can immediately implement these processes and materials in their classrooms as they prepare their beginning to early-intermediate level English language learners to succeed academically.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Teachers of Newcomers and Beginner level English learners in grades K-12 that want to engage students in rigorous ELA content while developing their academic language practices.

Participants will:

  • Understand how to enact standards for ELA in powerful learning experiences for English language learners at beginning to early-intermediate levels of English proficiency

  • Understand how to develop the language skills of beginning to early-intermediate level English language learners in an academic context using appropriate scaffolding in the delivery of academically rigorous literacy-based instruction

  • Understand how to support students in acquiring the language, academic skills, and conceptual understandings needed to succeed academically in multiple subject areas across the curriculum

  • Learn how to design and sequence scaffolding tasks that allow teachers to engage students in rigorous and challenging learning activities that promote the deep, sustained learning of language and academic practices used in reading, writing and talking about both literary and informational texts in an academic context

  • Use the QTEL approach to design lessons and/or units that incorporate multiple scaffolding tasks to support students’ acquisition of standards-based content and academic language needed to succeed academically across the curriculum

"I have learned more ways to create opportunities for my students to practice language skills.”

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