ESL607 School and Community Collaborations for English Language Learners (3 cr.)
This course includes a clinical experience for application of best practices for K-12 education for English language learners, including content-based methodologies, communication skills in curricular and co-curricular learning experiences, and involvement of the community as active partners in creating educational opportunities and programs.
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Connect both language learning and subject matter content as essential to student success in an academic setting.
- Design strategies to develop communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as important factors in academic success across the curriculum.
- Apply the research base for and the best practices of kindergarten and primary, intermediate, and middle level and high school education.
- Develop curriculum goals and purposes based on the central concepts of English as a second language and know how to apply instructional strategies and materials for achieving student understanding.
- Formulate plans to involve representatives of business, industry, and community organizations as active partners in creating educational opportunities.
- Create co-curricular and extracurricular activities in the teaching and learning process.
- Apply the standards of effective practice in teaching students through a variety of early and ongoing clinical experiences with kindergarten and primary, intermediate, and middle level and high school students within a range of educational programming models.
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