Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. Online: Strategies for Teaching ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 12/1/2020 to 12/22/2020

Location: Online - Google Classroom

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This 15 hour course, which will be delivered through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English Language students using a variety of strategies. This course will include learning how to evaluate authentic ENL materials based on guidelines such as: culturally responsiveness, age-appropriateness, linguistic accessibility, diverse adaptations and learning English Language strategy games that increase language acquisition. Participants will explore the benefits of these ENL strategy games and learn how to adapt and integrate them into their personal teaching or classroom lessons. In addition, participants will explore strategies that include technology tools and strategies to enhance English articulation and comprehension, the importance of vocabulary instruction, and how the use of music increases second language acquisition for English language learners. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course.

2. Online Teaching Tools to Support English Language Learners

Location: Online (online, ny) - Online Only

Audience: All

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 3/17/2021

Location: Online Only

Participants will explore a variety of online teaching tools, such as Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, Kami, Seesaw and Screencastify, that will support ENL learners in unique ways. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. This 15 hour online course will be delivered though Google Classroom.

3. Teaching Tools to Support English Language Learners

Audience: All

Dates: 5/5/2021 to 6/16/2021

Location: Online - Google Classroom

This 5 week online course will run through Google Classroom. During this experience, participants will explore a variety of teaching tools that will support ENL learners in unique ways. During this course participants will explore tools such as EdPuzzle, Amazon Echo, Google Drawings and much more! While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course.

4. Online: The Effect of Indigenous Languages on ENL Leaners

Audience: All

Dates: 6/15/2021 to 7/27/2021

Location: Online - Google Classroom

This 15-week online course, which will be delivered through Google Classroom, will explore how Indigenous peoples and communities are a vital part of the fabric and story of humanity. Participants will also engage in activities to learn how Indigenous language vitality is interconnected with a speaker's identity, family, community, and relationship to the land, connections between songs, culture, and language vitality to increase English language learning in the ENL Classroom and the various ways in which each Indigenous speaker is keeping his/her language alive while also learning English. In addition, participants will explore Indigenous languages around the world, some of which are at risk of disappearing using Google Earth tour Celebrating Indigenous Languages. Participants will learn about the importance of language revitalization from the unique stories and perspectives of those who speak the world's Indigenous languages and explore how to utilize Google Earth in the ENL classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so that you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course.