QTEL DISCIPLINARY INSTITUTES

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OVERVIEW

QTEL Disciplinary Literacy Institutes provide educators with a firm foundation of theoretical understanding for effectively teaching academic language while engaging in the kinds of learning experiences their students need to develop deep content knowledge and linguistic proficiency to succeed in school.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Educators looking to develop understanding and expertise in implementing the QTEL approach in specific disciplinary groups: English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and beginning level ESL.

PARTICIPANTS WILL

  • Deepen understanding of content standards and their impact on the teaching of substantive disciplinary concepts that need amplification for English Learners

  • Heighten awareness of the specific discourse used by each disciplinary community for expressing ideas and processes

  • Refine pedagogical subject matter knowledge to effectively teach specific students — whether beginning ELs, long-term ELs, or students with interrupted education — at varying levels of academic and linguistic accomplishment

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