• Session One: Exploring My Culture and ELs Strengths
  • Session Two: Developing Understandings of Culture--Mine and My ELs
  • Session Three: Considering ELs as a Resource in My Teaching
  • Session Four: Developing Knowledge of Assets and Legal Obligations
  • Session Five: Attending to Standards and Classifications with WIDA
  • Session Six: Positioning ELs within the School Game
  • Session Seven: Promoting ELs Learning through My Learning
  • Session Eight: Celebrating and Presenting My Learning
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  • HW 5.3 Exploring Practice Through Technology


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Understand and apply knowledge of how cultural identities impact language learning and school success by creating an environment that is inclusive of all students.  

    Assessment: 50 pts.

    Due: Session 6

    Teachers can identify different ESL program models and determine which best meets the needs of their students and their school.

    Students have studied and described a second language learner in their community and identified the learner’s needs. Students are prepared to observe interactions in a classroom, reflect on and analyze those interactions, and address the implications of those interactions on teaching practice.


    1. Go to tellcases.byu.edu. Here is the link. The username is “tellcases.” The password is “video.”
    2. Scroll down to Foundations in Education for English Language Learners and then click on item 2:Bilingual Programs and Practices.
    3. You will use the chart you filled in during class labeled “Analysis of Program Models” and the chart included here labeled “Language Acquisition: A Theory of Instruction”. Notice the labels Teacher Work and Student Work. You will use the bullet points on the chart to help you. Click and download Language Acquisiton: A Theory of Instruction.
    4. Use your Programs and Practices case report form to record your thinking, knowing, and wondering.

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    Access it online or download it at https://edtechbooks.org/bilingual_education/hw_5.3.