Welcome to TELLCourse Syllabus: Foundations of Education for Emergent BilingualsExplanation of the TemplateTotal Points Sheet Session One: Exploring My Culture and ELs StrengthsLA 1.1: Welcome to TELLLA 1.2: Belief StatementsLA 1.3: Questions About CultureLA 1.4: Considering a Framework for Meeting the Needs of My StudentsLA 1.5: Considering Concepts as ToolsHW 1.1: Reflection on My LearningHW 1.2: Find and Share Cultural ArtifactsHW 1.3: Building Vocabulary About CultureHW 1.4: Assessing My Knowledge and BeliefsHW 1.5: Representation of My Learning in the CourseSession Two: Developing Understandings of Culture--Mine and My ELsLA 2.1: Share Cultural ArtifactsLA 2.2: Building Vocabulary About CultureLA 2.3: Examining Definitions of ImmigrantsLA 2.4: Discuss Stereotypes and CultureLA 2.5: Articulating Classroom Issues of Cultural MisinterpretationLA 2.6: Resolving Questions about the Major Project and Homework AssigmentsHW 2.1: Reflecting On My PracticeHW 2.2: The State's Changing DemographicsHW 2.3: Danger of a Single StoryHW 2.4: Cultural Patterns of an ELSession Three: Considering ELs as a Resource in My Teaching LA 3.1: Water as a Problem, Right, and ResourceLA 3.2: Language as a Problem, Right, and ResourceLA 3.3: Mr. Chacon's StoryVS 3.3: Social Theories Part 2LA 3.4: Norma's StoryLA 3.5: Jean Anyon StudyHW 3.1: Teacher ReflectionHW 3.2: Considering the Myths and Realities Concerning ELsHW 3.3: Reading about Poverty PhDsHW 3.4: Discovering Assets in My CommunityHW 3.5: Considering the Difference between the North Star and the Map to PhiladelphiaSession Four: Developing Knowledge of Assets and Legal ObligationsLA 4.1: Sharing the Assets of Our School Neighborhood. LA 4.2 : Reviewing the Changing DemographicsLA 4.3: Exploring Learning about EL Myths and Realities LA 4.4: Examining the Meaning of a Supreme Court Decision LA 4.5: Common Compliance Issues from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and the Department of Justice (DOJ)HW 4.1: Teacher ReflectionHW 4.2: Understanding the Myths and Realities of Enrollment HW 4.3: The World Outside and Inside SchoolsHW 4.4: Reviewing and Analyzing Landmark Cases/Legislation Involving ELsHW 4.5: Implications of Court Decisions for ELLsSession Five: Attending to Standards and Classifications with WIDALA 5.1: Enrollment, Placement, Staffing MythsLA 5.2: Program ModelsLA 5.3: The World Outside and Inside SchoolsLA 5.4: Introduction to WIDA standardsHW 5.1 Teacher ReflectionHW 5.2: Creating a WIDA StrandHW 5.3 Exploring Practice Through TechnologyHW 5.4 Learning about Classifications and Standards Session Six: Positioning ELs within the School GameLA 6.1: Sharing Thinking about Program ModelsLA 6.2: Critical Learning DomainsLA 6.3: Standards for Effective PedagogyLA 6.4: Connecting ELs to the School GameHW 6.1: Teacher ReflectionHW 6.2: Reconsidering Beliefs and Practices HW 6.3: Learning a New LanguageHW 6.4: Collecting Evidence for My Portfolio Session Seven: Promoting ELs Learning through My LearningLA 7.1: Re-Examining My Learning about Inclusive Pedagogy, WIDA, SEP, & My BeliefsLA 7.2 Developing My PortfolioHW 7.1: Teacher ReflectionHW 7.2: Representation of My Learning in the CourseSession Eight: Celebrating and Presenting My LearningLA 8.1: Sharing Displays of LearningLA 8.2: Summarizing IdeasLA 8.3: Revisiting Course Survey

HW 2.1: Reflecting On My Practice


Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Demonstrate how culture affects language development and academic achievement.

Assessment: 50 pts.

Due: Session 8

Teachers can become self-aware as they reflect on and apply learnings from session activities and set goals for future change in their usual practice with English Language learners.

Students reflect on their work to change and improve their classroom instruction as part of this course.  Reflection helps teachers understand how to work with English Language learners and their families.


Each week's reflection journal (to be completed after each session):

  1. Think of what you learned this week. What action did you take after this session in your practice or how did your change in thinking impact your beliefs. Use the Reflection Model. You can begin with your experience, your wonder (questions) or the new idea that lead to your change and then include each of the elements: personal voice (I), description of an experience, link to knowledge, questions raised. Allow yourself to reveal your emotion. Review the documents linked to support you in your reflection.
  2. Some helps include thinking about what event either before, during, or after some action you took in teaching sticks in your mind. Think about based on this session --What did you learn, unlearn, and relearn this week?
  3. Consider as you complete your reflection what are the next steps you will take in your practice? What do you hope will result? 
  4. REMEMBER: In HW 1. 5 you reviewed the guidelines for the final project. As you reflect this week, did you have an aha about one of the characteristics of Inclusive Pedagogy? If so remember to save the artifact and your explantion so that it will be available when you construct your final portfolio.