Session 2: Deepening Understanding of TELL Conceptual Tools

Participating in Activity Centers
Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Demonstrate knowledge and use of the Utah English Language Proficiency Standards  in selection of programs,practices and strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing ESL and content instruction, including classroom, organization,teaching strategies for development and integrating language skills, and choosing and adapting classroom resources

Assessment: 100 pts.

TA: Class Session

 Students will select standards and begin to design MSDLAs that attend to ELL's learning needs and implement the principles that guide best practices in regular, day-to-day teaching with ELs. 

Students have reviewed the relevant TELL Tools. They have learned about MSDLAs. They are ready to enage in designing curriculu

In-class activities: 

1. (10 minutes)  Share what you learned from the Homework. 

2. (10 minutes)MSDLA Assignment: Through the chat, post any questions you have about the MSDLA assignment, so that we can answer your questions as we review the assignment.

3. (30 minutes). The Contextualization Group Presentation.

4. Bible Story activity: Using a Bible Story or Fairy Tale talk about how to build an initial overview of your MSDLA using the Activity Center Planning Web. 

5. Meeting with our mentor teacher:  We have partnered with a mentor teacher from one of the partnership districts. You will need your WIP to take notes as s/he talks to you. S/he will talk about her class and will introduce the standards you will be designing your MSDLA's around. Students may ask questions that may help in developing MSDLA curriculum. 

6. Choose a standard from those that the teacher proposed.

7. In break out groups, you will work together on the student position which are the details the teacher revealed in presenting her class. (use the MSDLA WIP and fill in the details she shares about her students and also use what you learned studying developmental benchmarks in last week's  homework to fill out these elements of the student position). 

8. Return to main session to debrief and review homework for next time. 

Homework 2.1: SIOP Charateristics: Building Background and Comprehensible InputHomework 2.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Language & Literacy Development)Homework 2.3 Learning about Funds of KnowledgeHomework 2.4 Inclusive Pedagogy as a Tool VideoHomework 2.5 Creating Content and Language Objectives

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