Welcome to TELLSyllabus: Integrating Content & Langauge Instruction Explanation of the TemplateTotal PointsSession One: Positioning Myself to Integrate Content and Promote Academic LanguageLA 1.1 Sharing My Learning and Professional DevelopmentLA 1.2 Negotiating Understanding of Inclusive Pedagogy.LA 1.3. Integrating the Conceptual Tools for Teaching ELsLA 1.4: Reviewing the Major Course AssignmentsLA 1.X Consulting with the Facilitator on Presentation --Contextualization (CTX)HW 1.1 Reflection on My Practice in Developing ELs Content and Language ProficiencyHW 1.2 Learning Teaching through Multi-media Cases and Expert Perspectives HW 1.3 Gaining an understanding of Making Content Comprehensible HW 1.4 Reviewing Major AssignmentsHW 1.5 Learning about Designing and Implementing Activity Centers Session Two: Deepening Understanding of TELL Conceptual ToolsLA 2.1 Sharing My Learning and Professional DevelopmentLA 2.2 Presentation on SEP--Contextualization LA 2.3 Demonstrating Setting Up Activity CentersLA 2.4 Designing Activity Center 1-- the Teacher CenterLA 2.5 Activity Center Planning Web--Center 2LA 2.6 Exploring MetaGoals and MetaStrategies for Standards for Effective Pedagogy--Center 3LA 2.7 Consider Materials for Your MSDLAs--Center 4LA 2.8 Text and Vocabulary Issues in MSDLAs--Center 5LA 2.9 Learning from Vocabulary ResearchLA 2.X Consulting with Facilitator on Presentation--Language and Literacy Development (LLD)HW 2.1 Reflection on My Practice in Developing ELs Content and Language ProficiencyHW 2.2 Learning Teaching through Multi-media Cases and Expert Perspectives HW 2.3 Gaining an understanding of Making Content Comprehensible HW 2.4 Learning from Corpus Studies HW 2.5 Identifying Texts for Your MSDLAsHW 2.6 Deepening Knowledge for Promoting Academic VocabularySession Three: Building Knowledge of Vocabulary LA 3.1 Sharing My Learning and Professional DevelopmentLA 3.2 Presentation on SEP--Language and Literacy DevelopmentLA 3.3 Considering Text Modification and Vocabulary Learning in Making Content ComprehensibleLA 3.4 Learning to Attend to Vocabulary in Making Concepts ComprehensibleLA 3.5 Sharing Your Learning about Vocabulary in the Texts of Your DisciplineLA 3.6 Building Strategies and Techniques for Developing Academic LanguageLA 3.X Consulting with the Facilitator on Presentation--Challenging Activities (CA)HW 3.1 Reflection on My Practice in Developing ELs' Content and Language ProficiencyHW 3.2 Learning Teaching through Multi-media Cases and Expert Perspectives HW 3.3 Gaining an understanding of Making Content Comprehensible HW 3.4 Developing Language ObjectivesHW 3.5 Reviewing Knowledge about Text StructuresHW 3.6 Exploring Teaching Strategy Marketplaces HW 3.7 Exploring Funds of Knowledge Session Four: Strengthening Curriculum by Adjusting for ELsLA 4.1 Sharing My Learning and Professional DevelopmentLA 4.2 Presentation on SEP--Challenging ActivitiesLA 4.3 Reviewing My Objectives to Strengthen Them LA 4.4 Considering Funds of Knowledge Among My StudentsLA 4.5 Examining Your Texts And Your Strategies in Making them ComprehensibleLA 4.6 Sharing Strategies by Reviewing Promotional FlyersLA 4.X Consulting with Facilitator on Presenting--Joint Productive Activity (JPA)HW 4.1 Reflection on My Practice in Developing ELs Content and Language ProficiencyHW 4.2 Learning Teaching through Multi-media Cases and Expert Perspectives HW 4.3 Gaining an Understanding of Making Content Comprehensible HW 4.4 Developing Rubrics for Informal Assessments to Evaluate EL LearningHW 4.5 Developing Students' Thinking SkillsSession Five: Learning from Feedback LA 5.1 Sharing My Learning and Professional DevelopmentLA 5.2 Presentation on SEP--Joint Productive ActivityLA 5.3 Reviewing Practice, Application and Lesson Delivery LA 5.4 Receiving Feedback on MSDLA Components and DocumentationLA 5.X Consulting with Facilitator on Presenting--Instructional Conversation (IC)HW 5.1 Reflection on My Practice in Developing ELs Content and Language ProficiencyHW 5.2 Learning Teaching through Multi-media Cases and Expert Perspectives HW 5.3 Gaining an understanding of Making Content Comprehensible HW 5.4 Deepening Learning by Attending to Discipline and ESL StandardsHW 5.5 Thinking of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Relationship to My Teaching Practice Session Six: Practicing Developing MSDLAsLA 6.1 Sharing My Learning and Professional DevelopmentLA 6.2 Presentation on SEP--Instructional ConversationLA 6.3 Creating MSDLAs to Teach SIOP Principles LA 6.4 Working on Your MSDLA Project HW 6.1 Reflection on My Practice in Developing ELs Content and Language ProficiencyHW 6.2 Creating a Self-Portrait HW 6.3 Build and Refine Your Final MSDLASession Seven: Enacting an MSDLA to Review SIOPLA 7.1 Sharing My Learning and Professional DevelopmentLA 7.2 Enacting Centers to Demonstrate Skill in Using High-Quality Strategies and PracticesLA 7.3 Displaying My Self-PortraitHW 7.1 Reflection on My Practice in Developing ELs Content and Language ProficiencyHW 7.2 Finalize Your MSDLAsHW 7.3 Implementing Centers in My ClassroomSession Eight: Demonstrating My Knowing of Integrating Content and Language InstructionLA 8.1 Sharing Our MSDLAs LA 8.2 Sharing Development as an ESL Teacher

HW 4.5 Developing Students' Thinking Skills

Desigining Learning Activities That Teach Content and Language And Develop Thinking Skills

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Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Employ a variety of strategies, materials and resources in standards-based ESL and content instruction..

Assessment: 50 pts.

Due: Session 5

Teachers can use their knowledge of teaching second language learners and their knowledge of content and their development of literacy to design and enact activites that promote thinking skills 

Students have developed knowledge of how to promote ELLs language and literacy development in their regular classroom and content knowledge and how to design activity centers. They are positioned to learn about how to promote thinking skills through learning activities. 

Instructions:

  1. In this homework, we ask you to read and consider short readings about developing and promoting thinking skills in your learning activities. One of the literacy skills is "thinking" and part of becoming a lifelong learner is being a good thinker. Take notes on the things you think are relevant to your teaching and to designing your MSDLA for this course. 
  2. Begin by reading the list of 8 skills that students need to develop to improve their thinking. After reading the article, take notes about how you might design activities that will help develop one or more of these skills.
  3. Skim the Blog post by Lavonne Botcher on developing critical thinking skills. As you read, take notes about ideas you find compelling or interesting and then consider how you might adjust your learning activities.
  4. This web site https://equitypress.org/-gbx provides specific strategies for teachers to use in promoting critical thinking. As you skim, take notes about ideas you find compelling or interesting and then consider how you might adjust your learning activities.
  5. This link to a Colorin Colorado article https://equitypress.org/-gdV provides information about using a visualization strategy in your lessons. As you skim, take notes about ideas you find compelling or interesting and then consider how you might adjust your learning activities.
  6. The purpose of this actiivity is to support you in increasing the ways your activities promote and expand thinking as well as develop content knowledge and language and literacy development.

* WARNING--we have reviewed the content of these readings; but they come from websites sponsored by educational and business consulting firms.The ideas are congruent with our own research of cognition but you should be the critical thinkers and determine their usefulness for you.