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 6.4: Collecting Evidence for My Portfolio

Gathering Hard Evidence of My Learning


Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Demonstrate how culture affects language development and academic achievement.

Assessment: 50 pts.

Due: Session 7

Teachers can utilize some of the ideas presented in this TED talk to apply them in their work with English language learners they teach.

Students are learning about teaching English language learners.  They have studied the Standards for Effective Pedagogy and Critical Learning Domains.  They will watch a TED talk about polyglots—people who speak many languages to apply it to their instruction for ELs.


  1. For your final project you are to construct a portfolio of your learning. The directions and rubric are in HW 1.5. 
  2. You will represent your learning as statements of Aha's represented by an artifact and an explanation.
  3. You will provide one AHA for each characteristic of Inclusive Pedagogy:

You will have time to work on this in Session 7 and this will be your major homework for Session 7. The project is due in Session 8.