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1. CPE Course: Exploring Your Neighborhood and City

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators, Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 3/8/2021 to 3/31/2021

Meeting Times: Online Course

NEW COURSE for Spring, 2021!

Registration for this course closes on 3/3/2021


INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Greenwald, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

This course will provide classroom teachers with a first-hand knowledge of the historical and architectural development in Pittsburgh, a city of 90 neighborhoods. This course shares the advantages of using the immediate community as a "classroom” for teaching social studies, art, English, as well as other subjects - and to provide teachers with the skills required to use the community as a learning resource in their own classroom.

NOTE: This is a 3-credit CPE course. However, CPE credits for this course are split between two PDE course ID numbers and will be reflected on the participant's PERMS record as: 1 credit for Exploring Your City and 2 credits for Exploring Your Neighborhood.

2. CPE Course: When It's Not Just Kids Being Kids: Bullying and Beyond

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: ESS

Dates: 3/9/2021 to 3/30/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/4/2021

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski


In US schools today, educators have become responsible for more than just educating their students. Teachers are faced with a growing trend of anti-social behaviors occurring at earlier and earlier ages. In order to effectively meet the needs of a diverse society, teachers must be adept at recognizing and effectively intervening with various anti-social behaviors. In this course, participants will explore the nuances of bullying further than we did in our first AIU bullying course; however the first bullying course is not a pre-requisite to taking this course. We will continue to dissect the differences between girl bullying and boy bullying. We will examine the notion of ethnic bullying and challenge educators to look at their own teaching style and classroom climate. Bullying leads to eating disorders, depression and violence. We will look at the connection between these and how we, as educators, can implement preventative strategies within the classroom. Participants will also review the latest legal cases dealing with school bullying.

3. ACT 48 Workshop: LETRS Module 6

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Paraeducators

Dates: 3/9/2021 to 3/16/2021

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4. CPE Course: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: DART and Speech & Language

Dates: 3/12/2021 to 4/2/2021

Meeting Times: Online

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Registration for this course closes on 3/10/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

5. CPE Course: "Apps" and iPads for the K-12 Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: BVIP, D/HH, ESL, ESS/Special Ed, SLP and Vision

Dates: 3/15/2021 to 4/5/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/10/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth


COURSE MATERIALS: An iPad is not required, as alternative assignments are available for those participants taking the course to learn about what an iPad can do.

Increase student motivation, interaction, and achievement with the iPad. This course will begin with a review of the basic functionality of the iPad, including some tips and tricks that are great for education, like using the iPad to present, display, project, and record. Interactive whiteboard apps demonstrated in this course will help teachers create exciting, usable classroom lessons with the iPad. Teachers will be able to share these lessons electronically, online, or in the physical classroom. Teachers will then be able to help their students create the same type of presentations. Participants will also learn to use the free Socrative app. This app that can be used in several ways for formative assessment. This app will show educators how to create exciting interactive questions and quizzes that can be projected in the classroom or sent directly to student devices such as their own iPads, iPhones, or even computers in a computer lab. The immediate feedback generated by this app increases the motivation of students and allows teachers to instantaneously assess the proficiency of the students. The course will conclude with the app blitz. There is always a better app out there, the one that is specific to the needs of a particular educator's students. New apps are constantly being created, changed, and updated, and we will all put our favorite apps into a discussion board forum.

6. CPE Course: RUBRICS - Coordinating Instruction and Assessment

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 3/15/2021 to 3/31/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/10/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Rose

This is a 2-credit CPE course


RUBRICS: Coordinating Instruction and Assessment is designed for teachers K-12 to become familiar with different types of rubrics and which are appropriate for a variety of different assignments. Rubrics help students learn and help coordinate instruction and assessment. The course will define and examine the parts of a rubric and compare analytical and holistic rubrics and general and task specific rubrics. It will analyze a variety of rubric writing websites and examine the Orange Slice Add-On from Google Docs. The participant will create rubrics using specific criteria related to their curriculum in order to enhance student learning and understanding. It is important for students to have a clear understanding of teacher expectations and be held accountable for their performance and participation. Rubrics are the foundation for which this is created and go hand-in-hand with a successful learning environment.

7. ACT 48 Workshop: The 3 Ds: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Interventionists, ESL Teachers, Administrators, Parents

Dates: 3/18/2021

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8. CPE Course: 4 Free Technology Essentials for Educators in the 21st Century

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: ESS/Special Ed, Vision.

Dates: 3/22/2021 to 4/12/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/17/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth


A course designed for K-12 Educators to identify, improve, and enhance their own 21st Century Skills so that they may assist the achievement of their own 21st Century students. This online course will focus on the classroom use of free technology tools such as ScreenCast-o-Matic (in conjuction with YouTube) to create or help students create online lessons, Google Forms for formative assessment and online data collection and analysis, and Kahoot! (a type of bar trivia for students that can be used as a formative assessment and feedback tool). Educators will learn how to create useable lessons that can be put online and/or used in the classroom for instruction, enrichment, or differentiation. Participants will also learn and feel comfortable with using the formative assessment and data collection tools that are discussed in the course.

9. CPE Course: Infusing Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) into K-12 Classrooms

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 3/22/2021 to 4/12/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/17/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Stamford


Occupations in STEAM-related careers are some of the fastest growing and best paid of the 21st century, and they often have the greatest potential for job growth. Familiarizing students with STEAM concepts can occur on a variety of levels from exposure to immersion. This course will discuss the conglomeration of the fields represented in the STEAM acronym, the intentional and prudent addition of the Arts into STEM, the alignment of STEAM with the Pa Core Standards, instructional changes that successfully infuse STEAM across the curricula, and opportunities to procure funding for STEAM projects in K-12 classrooms or schools. It is appropriate for teachers in grades k-12 in all content areas. The course has been carefully created to meet the needs of a diverse group of teachers. It does NOT require a background in any of the STEAM subject areas (science, technology, engineering, the arts, or mathematics). There will be an individualized (self-selected) project at the culmination of the course to meet the diverse needs of the group.

10. CPE Course: Being Mindful - Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 3/29/2021 to 4/23/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/24/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


Being Mindful: Teacher and Student Wellness is a course that explores and allows participants to develop and implement classroom strategies that cultivate teacher and student well-being. Mindfulness is a management strategy that can be implemented in any classroom. Well-being and mindfulness must first be addressed before learning can take place. Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose in the present moment in such a way that is balanced for both teacher and student. Participants will explore curricula for mindfulness in the classroom, as well as scientific research, best practices and the holistic education of the mind and body that we strive to provide our 21st century students. Both teacher and student must maintain a level of self-care and awareness in order to make great academic and personal strides. Participants will develop an action plan to introduce mindfulness in the classroom so that awareness, insightfulness and presence are established so academic goals can be met.

11. CPE Course: Teaching K-12 Problem Solving Using Computational Thinking in all Subjects

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 3/29/2021 to 4/19/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/24/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth

This course will focus on Problem Solving techniques for students at all levels and subjects of K-12. The new buzz word on the horizon in education is computational thinking, in other words, helping students think like a computer to solve problems. This course will show examples, activities, and lesson plans of problem solving and computational thinking techniques for various subjects and levels. Techniques such as Decomposition, Algorithmic Thinking, and Pattern Recognition will be shown, discussed, and applied. This will be a fun course to get you to look at problem solving in a new and different way.

12. CPE Course: Beat the Bullying: A Look Into Prevention and Intervention

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators

Dates: 4/1/2021 to 4/28/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/29/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Rose


All students need to feel a sense of belonging in the classroom so their anxieties and fears don't drive them to drop out before graduating. This course will focus on training teachers how to provide a nurturing environment where students can focus on their school work in a healthy learning environment. Participants will learn many techniques and modifications that they can take back to their classroom in order to encourage children to be self-confident and be respectful of others opinions, styles and choices. This course will help support the retention and success rate of students by reducing bullying. Students need to develop positive, healthy relationships with their teachers which in turn motivate students to thrive academically and personally.

13. CPE Course: Pittsburgh Heritage II

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators, social studies teachers

Dates: 4/1/2021 to 4/15/2021

Meeting Times: Online

NEW COURSE for Spring, 2021!

Registration for this course closes on 3/29/2021

This is a 2-credit CPE course


INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Greenwald, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

Pittsburgh Heritage II will continue the themes introduced in Pittsburgh Heritage I, i.e. teaching local history and heritage through the lens of architecture. Participants will explore further the interrelated topics of local and regional history, cultural heritage, architectural styles, and visual awareness of the local environment. Remote walking tours, creative activities, readings, and a mini-lesson project will give educators an opportunity to gain further insight and enhance their ability to transfer such knowledge through established curricula to their students.

14. CPE Course: Break the Ice - Ice Breakers for all Ages

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: D/HH, ESS/Special Ed, SLP

Dates: 4/5/2021 to 4/30/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/31/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


Title: Icebreakers a la Carte. Paperback. Author: Christian, Sandy ISBN-13: 978-1570252136


A course for classroom teachers, grades K-12, counselors, and club or group sponsors. This course explores the impact and effectiveness of well-created icebreakers. Participants will analyze numerous icebreaker activities. This course will provide tools and information to create and modify icebreakers to be used in the classroom or with your group on a regular basis. There is a broad spectrum of icebreakers that can be used for introducing new topics/material, reviewing curriculum/objectives, and most importantly helping to build camaraderie within your class/group. Participants will partake in numerous icebreakers throughout the course. Participants will examine ways icebreakers help to captivate an audience and initiate an interest in any subject/content area. When icebreakers are used effectively, students have the tendency to open up, share, and actively participate in your lesson. This course will explore the ways in which icebreakers can create a dynamic learning environment and serve as an excellent classroom management tool for participants and their students.

15. CPE Course: Moving From Problems to Solutions - Building Resiliency Skills

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: BVIP, D/HH, ESS/Special Ed, NPSP, Vision

Dates: 4/6/2021 to 4/27/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 4/1/2021

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski


How do we maximize our influence to make a difference? Students of today face an increasingly complex variety of problems. The ability to successfully adapt to adversity can sometimes mean the difference between achievement and failure. In this course, we will recognize and develop the protective factors which fosters resiliency in students. We will explore the role Student Assistance has with developing resiliency, and the latest research on resiliency.

16. CPE Course: Establishing Habits of Mind in K-12 Computer Science

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Computer Science and STEM educators; All K-12 educators

Dates: 4/9/2021 to 4/30/2021

Meeting Times: ONLINE

NEW COURSE for Spring, 2021!

Registration for this course closes on 4/6/2021


INSTRUCTOR: Linda Muller

In today's 21st-C schools, well-articulated K-12 CS/STEM courses are essential. I would argue that a well-rounded CS/STEM curriculum should include teaching Habits of Mind alongside problem-solving, writing code and computational thinking skills in order to help students build and sustain essential aptitudes for conquering robust CS/STEM courses and to prepare students for post-secondary CS/STEM educational programs as well as life and work into the 21st-century.

What is your plan for helping students develop essential Habits of Mind? This course will explore 16 essential Habits of Mind and how they can be seamlessly integrated into the CS/STEM classroom and across a school system. Participants will explore the connections among various research-based sources on Habits of Mind and develop grade-appropriate instructional materials and assessments that they can use for classroom implementation of Habits of Mind with their students.

17. CPE Course: Supporting Students with Autism in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: DART and Speech & Language

Dates: 4/9/2021 to 4/30/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 4/7/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


This course will provide participants descriptions of disorders that fall under the autism spectrum. Participants will review the latest research in the autism field and legal aspects of having students with autism in the classroom. We will explore fostering social competence in students with autism, developing and implementing IEPs for students with autism, and how to best meet these students' needs while promoting acceptance from the other classmates. Participants will take with them practical educational and instructional strategies to implement within their classroom.

18. ACT 48 Workshop: Structured Literacy Instruction: Explained and Explored

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Interventionists, ESL Teachers, Administrators, Parents

Dates: 4/12/2021

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19. CPE Course: Exploring Architecture

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators, social studies, general education

Dates: 4/16/2021 to 4/30/2021

Meeting Times: Online

NEW COURSE for Spring, 2021!

Registration for this course closes on 4/14/2021

This is a 2-credit CPE course


INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Greenwald, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

Architecture is the one art form that we interact with every day as we live, work, and play; yet we seldom consciously think or talk about it, since few people have had training in architecture. The purpose of this course is to alert educators to architecture as a cultural "barometer” of history, art, and technology and an effective means of helping students understand their communities. Through readings, walking tours, sketches, and simple exercises in architectural problem-solving, participants will experience architecture as a creative discipline applicable to every classroom.

20. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Students with Dysgraphia

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Interventionists, ESL, Administrators, Parents

Dates: 4/28/2021

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21. ACT 48 Workshop: Multisensory Approach to Teaching Mathematics: Strategies to Support Struggling Students

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and , Administrators, Ideally a building-based team comprised of these roles will participate together.

Dates: 5/4/2021

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22. ESL 1 Course: Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Certified K-12 educators seeking ESL specialist certification

Dates: 6/21/2021 to 10/18/2021

Meeting Times: In person classes: 6/21-25/2021 from 8 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 10/18/2021 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 6/16/2021

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


And Justice for ELs: A Leader's Guide to Creating and Sustaining Equitable Schools. Cooper, Ayanna, Corwin Press - ISBN 978-1-5443-8814-4.


This is a basic introductory course to English as a Second Language. It will include the five domains of teaching English language learners - culture, language, planning instruction, assessment, and professionalism. Emphasis is placed on the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) teaching standards and the ESL K-12 standards. Teachers will examine research-based practices in relation to the five domains and identify their role as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher.

23. ESL 2 Course: Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Certified K-12 teachers seeking ESL specialist certification, ESL teachers

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 11/15/2021

Meeting Times: In person classes: 7/12-16/2021 from 8 am to 11:30 am; Final class: 11/15/2021 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration closes for this course on 7/7/2021

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners. Authors: Snyder, Sydney and Staehr-Fenner, Diane. Corwin Press - ISBN 978-1-544-39025-3


This course will provide an examination of theory, diversity, and pedagogy constructs for explicit applications to practice in classrooms with English Language Learners. A historical exploration of immigration, cultural perspectives, and teaching practices that demonstrate and explicate the interconnectedness of culture and cognition are provided. By examining the background of English Language Learners and their cultures a framework for creating a culturally responsive classroom environment is developed.

24. ESL 3 Course: Language Acquisition and Development

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Certified K-12 teachers seeking ESL specialist certification, ESL teachers

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 12/6/2021

Meeting Times: In person classes: 8/2-6/2021 from 8 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 12/6/2021 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm (In person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration closes for this course on 7/28/2021

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


How Languages are Learned (4th ed). Authors: Lightbrown, Patsy and Spade, Nina. Oxford Press - ISBN 978-0194541268.


This course is designed to give the participants an understanding of the theories of how language is acquired. We will be discussing various language acquisition theories, the stages of language acquisition, and strategies of how to help your students acquire language in the four language domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. We will also discuss accommodations and modifications along with these teaching strategies that can be used during small group ESL instruction and by general education teachers.

25. ESL 4 Course: Observing, Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Certified K-12 teachers seeking ESL specialist certification; ESL teachers

Dates: 11/1/2021 to 1/31/2022

Meeting Times: Virtual classes scheduled for: Monday, 11/1/2021; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturdays: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20; 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Final class: Monday, 1/31/2022; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Registration for this course closes on 10/27/2021

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


Classroom Instruction That Works with English Learners (2nd ed). Authors: Hill & Miller. ISBN: 978-14166-1630-6


Teachers will examine the theories, principles, and practices that assist English language learners in achieving academic proficiency in the content areas. Planning standards-based instruction and adapting instruction in the content areas is emphasized. To promote the academic success of English language learners, teachers will involve the family and community, and analyze the learner to establish learning goals and assessment measures that are appropriate for the individual student. ESL teachers will be able to demonstrate knowledge of their ELLs and the role of individual characteristics in the process and outcome of language learning. Drawing upon this knowledge, they will demonstrate an ability to observe and plan standards-based ESL and content instruction for students from K-12. They will use the PA Academic Content Standards, as well as, the PA English Language Proficiency Standards when planning lessons. They will use performance-based measures to assess ELLs discrete and integrated ability to use grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading, and writing to communicate.

26. ESL 5 Course: Assessment and Support for English Language Learners

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Current ESL educators or educators who are seeking ESL specialist certification.

Dates: 1/3/2022 to 3/21/2022

Meeting Times: First in person class: 1/3/2022 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm; Saturday classes: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 from 8:00 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 3/21/2022 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 12/29/2021

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges to Educational Equity (2nd ed). Author: Gottlieb, M. ISBN: 978-1483381060


Assessing and supporting English Language Learners can be challenging for teachers and students. As English language learners in grades K-12 acquire English, there needs to be appropriate and valid measures in place when assessing their progress. Assessment tools need to be based upon individual proficiency levels of students. In this course, student teachers will gain exposure to the tools necessary to assess English Language Learners. The course will offer knowledge on benchmarks for each English proficiency level.

ESL teachers demonstrate and share knowledge and techniques of appropriate assessments with a range of stakeholders. This includes the ability to administer required testing as well as to make accommodations to such testing when appropriate; the expertise to help colleagues and families understand how assessment can be designed and interpreted to best demonstrate what ELLs know and are able to do; the use of data generated by multiple measures to ensure that ELLs have access to a quality language instructional program; Revised 12/18/2017 and to make progress toward benchmarks and display academic growth while receiving services within an ESL program.

27. ESL 6 Course: English Language Learners, Families, Community and Professionalism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Certified K-12 educators seeking ESL specialist certification; ESL teachers

Dates: 2/21/2022 to 4/25/2022

Meeting Times: First in person class: 2/21/2022 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm; Saturday classes: 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 from 8:00 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 4/25/2022 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 2/16/2022

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


Schoolwide Approaches to Educating ELLs [2011], Author: Soltero, S.W. ISBN: 978-0325029221


Most English language learners are from another country. They come in with anxieties and go through phases of cultural adjustments. Without the necessary support, it might be hard for them to transition smoothly and thus be able to learn English well and fast.

This course is geared toward equipping ESL teachers with the necessary tools to give ESL students the support they need while they undergo the challenges of transition. Issues that may arise concerning the support of students in the classroom, school and the community will be addressed.