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Deeper Learning for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities

Course #: 02-618

Price: $36.00

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  • IACET: 0.2 CEUs
  • All Other Organizations: 3.00 Hours
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Course Description

While current trends in public education call for creating classrooms that support critical and creative thinking, focus on 21st-century skills, cultivate authentic inquiry, and place students at the center of instruction, challenges remain as to how to implement such deeper learning strategies with all populations.  The purpose of this course, developed using information from The Why, What, Where, and How of Deeper Learning in American Secondary Schools series, is to summarize how immigrant students, English language learners (ELLs), and students with disabilities can benefit from these types of focused, critical, and engaging classrooms.  The current educational status of these students is discussed, as well as research-based instructional strategies that can support them and other struggling learners, and ways in which their experiences and strengths may be reframed as valuable resources for deeper learning.

Course Objectives

1. Describe the concept of deeper learning and the need to create such environments in all types of schools and classrooms, including those with typically underserved populations.

2. Identify the current educational status of the nation’s ELLs and immigrant students, barriers to academic achievement, and the need to understand linguistic and cultural backgrounds as assets rather than deficiencies.

3. Consider the ways in which linguistic and cultural diversity and immigrant experiences might be reframed as valuable resources for deeper learning.

4. Discuss previous efforts to promote better educational outcomes for students with disabilities and how policy efforts and resources can move toward ensuring that all young people have meaningful opportunities for deeper learning.

5. Summarize how ELLs and students with disabilities can develop the knowledge and skills associated with thinking critically, solving complex problems, communicating effectively, and grasping how to learn at a deeper level.

6. Evaluate instructional strategies and approaches for effectively supporting and enhancing deeper learning for underserved populations.

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Course Date: 2017-04-03

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