Welcome to TELLSyllabus: Content-Based Instruction for Emergent Bilinguals Session 1: Positioning Myself to Integrate Content and Promote Academic Language Homework 1.1: Beginning with SIOP--Sheltered Instruction & Lesson Preparation Homework 1.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Contextualization)Homework 1.3: Understanding Activity Centers Homework 1.4 Review Developmental Benchmarks Homework 1.5: Guidelines for Presentation on Standards for Effective Pedagogy Homework 1.6 MSDLA Documents Session 2: Deepening Understanding of TELL Conceptual ToolsHomework 2.1: SIOP Charateristics: Building Background and Comprehensible InputHomework 2.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Language & Literacy Development)Homework 2.3 Learning about Funds of KnowledgeHomework 2.4 Inclusive Pedagogy as a Tool VideoHomework 2.5 Creating Content and Language Objectives Session 3: Beginning to Develop an MSDLAHomework 3.1: SIOP Charateristics: Strategies and InteractionHomework 3.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Challenging Activities)Homework 3.3 Looking for Resources For Activity CentersHomework 3.4 Developing Understanding for Vocabulary TeachingSession 4: Strengthening Curriculum by Adjusting For ELsHomework 4.1: SIOP Charateristics: Practice/Application and Lesson DeliveryHomework 4.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Joint Productive Activitiy)Homework 4.3 Learning to Differentiate Accomodations and Modifications Homework 4.4 Attending to VocabularyHomework 4.5 Strategies for Making Text ComprehensibleSession 5: Learning to Develop Text ModificationsHomework 5.1: SIOP Characteristics: Review and Assessment Homework 5.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Instructional Conversation)Homework 5.3 Engaging in Self-Assessment Homework 5.4 Creating Rubrics Session 6: Practicing Developing MSDLAsHomework 6.1: Review Making Text Comprehensible Chapter Notes Homework 6.2: Responding to FeedbackHomework 6.3: Learning the Nomenclature for ELsSession 7: Reviewing Making Text ComprehensibleHomework 7.1 Refine and Complete you MSDLASession 8: Feedback for the MSDLAHomework 8.1: Polishing the Final MSDLASession 9: Presenting Our MSDLAsHomework 9.1: Submit MSDLAHomework 9.2: Reflecting on My LearningHomework 9.3: Schedule a Final InterviewSession 10: Evaluating the Final ProjectAppendix: MSDLA examples

Homework 4.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Joint Productive Activitiy)

Virtual Observation of a Teacher through a VideoEthnography Study

Learning Outcome

Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Demonstrate knowledge and use of the Utah English Language Proficiency Standards in selection of programs,practices and strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing ESL and content instruction, including classroom, organization,teaching strategies for development and integrating language skills, and choosing and adapting classroom resources

Assessment:50 pts.

Through watching media cases that focus on a particulat Standard for Effective Pedagogy, participants will be ready to enact best practices as they begin teaching.

Students have learned about cultural differences, laws and policy, and literacy development. They are now ready to observe teachers in practice and identify how they respond to ELs. 


1. For this week you will observe the Joint Productive Activity (JPA) study. We have linked two documents for each media case. The first link is to eh outline of the case and the other is a worksheet to record your observation notes.

2. Begin watching by clicking on the Joint Productive Activity study on the second prompt. Record your observations on the worksheet.

3. Then listen to each of the perspectives that are listed at the top of the screen. Make comments about what you learned from the perspectives in third column on the worksheet.

4. At the bottom, after watching all the clips and reading all the perspectives list three Aha's (insights) you reached from engaging with the media case.