TDC - Meeting the Needs of English Learners - VIRTUAL


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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 1/10/2023 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 1/2/2023 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 7
Agency Contact: Beth Vande Hey
Agency Assistant: Jeremy Wildenberg 920-615-9666
Location: Virtual
Facility: Virtual
1/9/2023 04:30 PM - 08:45 PM
1/24/2023 04:30 PM - 08:45 PM
2/7/2023 04:30 PM - 08:45 PM

Course Description

This offering is aligned with Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Guidelines for EL/Bilingual-Bicultural Education.  This course will explore the theories, best practices, and legal responsibilities when working with English Learners (ELs) in K-12 schools.  Also, we will study the 2020 WIDA ELD Standards and discuss their incorporation into the teaching of ELs in mainstream classrooms, as well as, in EL and bilingual (first language) classrooms.  In addition, we will examine the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) which can be implemented in all classrooms to integrate the academic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in content area instruction.

The course is designed to enable the student to demonstrate knowledge of and skill in the seven Wisconsin Standards for EL/Bilingual Education.


  • Understand commonly used acronyms in the field of EL Bilingual/Bicultural education
  • Examine various court cases which led to the development of laws requiring specific programming to service English Learners
  • Recognize the importance of parent/family involvement and implement strategies to include them in your daily lessons, classroom and school community
  • Select and/or adapt curriculum to meet the academic and linguistic needs of diverse learners
  • Design and implement learning experiences for all levels of English Learners following the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards
  • Become familiar with the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) which integrate the eight key components of teaching language and content effectively

Course Requirements

Required Text(s): None

Prerequisite(s): Methods for Language Acquisition I

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