NO. OF CREDITS:
1 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = .66 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
PENNSYLVANIA ACT 48:
Mary Ann Johnson
In six chapters, all very interesting and readable, the author has laid out the most important issues (and some misconceptions) about the way best to work with a second language population. She includes information about “Best Practices” and “What Educators Need to Know About Language.” She includes the impact of national, state, and local requirements, and how to make the most of the realities a teacher will face. Included are some practical teaching strategies, and where else to turn for more in-depth information.
This would be a good preface or follow-up to the 2-credit course Getting Started with English Language Learners, or an overview for the person who wants a brief introduction to what is going on in the real world of second language learners.
Course Text: Meeting the Needs of Second Language Learners: An Educator’s Guide by Judith Lessow-Hurley. This 92 page 6” x9” book, ISBN 0-87120-759-1, is available for approximately $16.95 at Amazon.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours, Oregon PDUs, or Pennsylvania ACT 48 Hours. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours, Oregon PDUs, and Pennsylvania ACT 48 Hours.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head, or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
For additional reading accessing an annotated Master Bibliography for this course that enhances any teacher’s toolbox.The Bibliography can be downloaded where you got the syllabus on www.hol.edu.
Text cost is approximately $16.95 at Amazon.com
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #1: Introductions.
Assignment #2: Concerning Language.
Assignment #3: Questions.
Chapter 2: Because we, as teachers, are fond of correctness, what methods of language instruction might we over-rely on, and what would be a preferable strategy? Why is it unwise to try to replace home language with English?
Assignment #4: 2 Options.
Assignment #5: Using Primary Language.
Assignment #6: 2 Questions.
Assignment #7: Teacher Qualifications.
Assignment #8: Some Differences.
Chapter 4: Describe the differences between enculturation, acculturation, and assimilation.
Assignment #9: Politics & Policy.
Assignment #10: FAQ’s.
Assignment #11: COURSE FORUM.
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you do not have a classroom available to you, please contact the instructor for course modifications. Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #12: Lesson Development.
Assignment #13: (500 Level ONLY)
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #14: (Required for Clock Hrs, PDUs, CEUs, Act 48, 400 and 500 level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Write a 400-500 word Integration Paper answering these 5 questions:
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Mary Ann Johnson, M.Ed Adm. has worked with students of all levels, from alternative high school to gifted classes. She has also been a junior high vice principal and is now working with teachers for continuing education in classes, distance learning and building leadership groups. She is a teacher emeritus who has led seminars for educators which focus on developing a quality learner environment for students and for teachers. Her courses are research-based and resonate with user-friendly and energizing content.
MEETING THE NEEDS OF SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS