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ESL 523 - (ISLLC 4,6)

SEI English Language Teaching: Foundations and Methodologies - Newest POS
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APTS 5,8 (ISLLC 6) - required

English Only Debate Paper - Module 1
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The following paper looks at the issue of English only instruction, comparing and contrasting both sides of the argument while proposing a common ground solution. The following Arizona Teacher and Administrator Standards are addressed:

AZ- Arizona's Professional Teacher Standards
Standard 8: The teacher demonstrates current professional knowledge sufficient to effectively design and plan instruction, implement and manage instruction, create and maintain an appropriate learning environment, and assess student learning by creating an individual English education plan for each student of limited English proficiency. This ensures that the school operates within the larger community context (Performance Indicator 12) of diverse language needs in accordance with aspects, laws, and ethics of the educational system (Performance Indicator 13).


AZ- Arizona Professional Administrative Standards
Standard 5: The administrator advocates and supports curricular and instructional programs which promote the success of students as each English Learner is provided with an individual English education plan using various learning strategies/styles based upon research findings (Performance Indicator 10) while aligning with curriculum which anticipates trends and implications (Performance Indicators 3 and 5). This will allow students to become productive citizens of our nation (Performance Indicator 11).

US National Standards

The ongoing debates over English Language Instruction are forcing changes throughout education. An effective administrator will work to develop personalized and motivating curriculum and classroom environments to enhance and improve ELL students' learning (ISLLC Standard 2; Function C). This will impact many decision at the local site, district, and state level (ISLLC Standard 6; Function B).
AZ- Arizona Professional Administrative Standards
Standard 5: The administrator advocates and supports curricular and instructional programs which promote the success of students. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:
Performance Indicator 3: Plans curriculum which anticipates occupational trends and their educational implications;
Performance Indicator 5: Demonstrates a knowledge of alignment and sequence of curriculum which promotes student achievement;
Performance Indicator 10: Demonstrates knowledge of research findings on the use of a variety of instructional strategies that include multicultural sensitivity and various learning styles;
Performance Indicator 11: Implements programs to help students develop as caring and informed citizens; and
AZ- Arizona's Professional Teacher Standards
Standard 8: The teacher demonstrates current professional knowledge sufficient to effectively design and plan instruction, implement and manage instruction, create and maintain an appropriate learning environment, and assess student learningThe professional knowledge assessment shall measure the extent to which the teacher has knowledge of:
Assessed performance 12: Schools as organizations within the larger community context and the operations of the relevant aspects of the educational system
Assessed performance 13: Laws and ethics related to student, parent, and teacher rights and responsibilities
USA- ISLLC Educational Leadership Policy Standards 2008
Standard: Standard 2: An education leader promotes the success of every student by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
Function: C. Create a personalized and motivating learning environment for students
Standard: Standard 6: An education leader promotes the success of every student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
Function: B. Act to influence local, district, state, and national decisions affecting student learning

APAS 2,5 (ISLLC 4,6)- required

Instuctional Strategies for ELL Classrooms - Module 5
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The following paper highlights instructional strategies appropriate for use in ELL classrooms with various age and language groups. The paper addresses the following specified standards:

AZ- Arizona's Professional Teacher Standards
Standard 3: The teacher implements and manages instruction that develops students' abilities to meet Arizona's academic standards:

Assessed performance 1: Appropriately implements a teacher-designed lesson plan


Assessed performance 2: Communicates to students specific standards and high expectations for learning


Assessed performance 3: Links learning with students' prior knowledge, experiences, and backgrounds


Assessed performance 4: Models the skills, concepts, attributes, or thinking processes to be learned


Assessed performance 5: Demonstrates effective written and oral communication


Assessed performance 6: Uses appropriate language to communicate with learners clearly and accurately


Assessed performance 7: Uses strategies that are appropriate to students' developmental levels


Assessed performance 8: Incorporates strategies which address the diverse needs of learners, and demonstrates multicultural sensitivity


Assessed performance 9: Encourages critical thinking


Assessed performance 10: Connects lesson content to real life situations when appropriate


Assessed performance 11: Uses technology and a variety of instructional resources appropriately


Assessed performance 12: Uses a variety of effective teaching strategies to engage students actively in learning


Assessed performance 13: Maximizes the amount of class time students are engaged in learning which results in a high level of success for students


Assessed performance 14: Provides opportunities for students to use and practice what is learned


Assessed performance 15: Adjusts instruction based on feedback from students


Standard 4: The teacher assesses learning and communicates results to students, parents and other professionals with respect to students' abilities to meet Arizona's academic standards.
The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the teacher:

Assessed performance 1: Promotes student self-assessment



AZ- Arizona Professional Administrative Standards
Standard 5: The administrator advocates and supports curricular and instructional programs which promote the success of students. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:

Performance Indicator 1: Demonstrates knowledge of curriculum design;


Performance Indicator 2: Develops a strategic plan that enhances teaching and learning;


Performance Indicator 3: Plans curriculum which anticipates occupational trends and their educational implications;


Performance Indicator 4: Demonstrates understanding of instructional objectives using theories of cognitive development;

US National Standards

Increased attention and focus on instructional strategies to enrich/enhance instruction and educational experiences for ELL students will impact local and state decisions affecting students (ISLLC Standard 6; Function B) and help promote understanding, appreciation, and use of the community’s diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources (ISLLC Standard 4; Function B).



AZ- Arizona Professional Administrative Standards
Standard 5: The administrator advocates and supports curricular and instructional programs which promote the success of students. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:
Performance Indicator 1: Demonstrates knowledge of curriculum design;
Performance Indicator 2: Develops a strategic plan that enhances teaching and learning;
Performance Indicator 3: Plans curriculum which anticipates occupational trends and their educational implications;
Performance Indicator 4: Demonstrates understanding of instructional objectives using theories of cognitive development;
AZ- Arizona's Professional Teacher Standards
Standard 3: The teacher implements and manages instruction that develops students' abilities to meet Arizona's academic standardsThe performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the teacher:
Assessed performance 1: Appropriately implements a teacher-designed lesson plan
Assessed performance 2: Communicates to students specific standards and high expectations for learning
Assessed performance 3: Links learning with students' prior knowledge, experiences, and backgrounds
Assessed performance 4: Models the skills, concepts, attributes, or thinking processes to be learned
Assessed performance 5: Demonstrates effective written and oral communication
Assessed performance 6: Uses appropriate language to communicate with learners clearly and accurately
Assessed performance 7: Uses strategies that are appropriate to students' developmental levels
Assessed performance 8: Incorporates strategies which address the diverse needs of learners, and demonstrates multicultural sensitivity
Assessed performance 9: Encourages critical thinking
Assessed performance 10: Connects lesson content to real life situations when appropriate
Assessed performance 11: Uses technology and a variety of instructional resources appropriately
Assessed performance 12: Uses a variety of effective teaching strategies to engage students actively in learning
Assessed performance 13: Maximizes the amount of class time students are engaged in learning which results in a high level of success for students
Assessed performance 14: Provides opportunities for students to use and practice what is learned
Assessed performance 15: Adjusts instruction based on feedback from students
Standard 4: The teacher assesses learning and communicates results to students, parents and other professionals with respect to students'abilities to meet Arizona's academic standards.The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the teacher:
Assessed performance 1: Promotes student self-assessment
USA- ISLLC Educational Leadership Policy Standards 2008
Standard: Standard 4: An education leader promotes the success of every student by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
Function: B. Promote understanding, appreciation, and use of the community’s diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources
Standard: Standard 6: An education leader promotes the success of every student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
Function: B. Act to influence local, district, state, and national decisions affecting student learning
Author: Gary Fishel
Last modified: 12/18/2010 2:26 PM (EDT)