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EDUC 372 - Professional Leadership and Advocacy

5 Credits


Presents the historical and political context of English language learner programs in Washington State and the United States, legal issues relevant to educating English language learners, professional leadership, and assessment of ELL program quality. 

Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - EDUC
Fees

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Evening, Online, Weekend

Designed to Serve BAS Teaching students.
Active Date 20200330T21:14:57

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
Advocacy

 

  • Understand how to advocate for English language learners

  • successfully advocate for student learning, and to effectively collaborate with learners, their families, classroom colleagues, other school professionals, and community members in support of student learning and well-being.

  • Knowledge of historical and current legal and social issues concerning the education of English language learners in the State of Washington and the United States.

  • Recognize characteristics of English learners who potentially qualify for highly capable programs.

  • Distinguish between and communicate characteristics of typical language development (including consideration of cultural influences on learning behaviors), and potential special education needs by referencing appropriate research and resources.

Professional Leadership

  • Serve as effective resources (e.g. instructional strategies, policy, and outreach) for working with English language learners and the importance of collaborating with other educational staff and community members.

  • Explain the features, benefits, and challenges of various models including dual language, (two-way and one-way), early and late exit bilingual programs, sheltered instruction, content-based instruction, push in, pull-out, and newcomer.

  • Engage in ongoing professional learning; use evidence to continually evaluate their practice, particularly the effects of their choices and actions on others, and adapt practice to meet the needs of each learner. 

  • Reflect on student teaching experience in regards to English language learners, to improve teaching practice.



Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of relevant historical and current legal and social issues concerning the education of English language learners in the State of Washington and the United States.

Know how to serve as effective resources (e.g. instructional strategies, policy, and outreach) for working with English language learners and the importance of collaborating with other educational staff and community members.

Understand how to advocate for English language learners within the local school and community contexts by challenging misconceptions, arbitrary requirements, inappropriate curricular and assessment assumptions, cultural misunderstandings, and other factors that may impede language learners’ development and access to opportunities.

Distinguish between and communicate characteristics of typical language development (including consideration of cultural influences on learning behaviors), and potential special education needs by referencing appropriate research and resources.

Recognize characteristics of English learners who potentially qualify for highly capable programs, including consideration of cultural influences on learning behaviors.

Explain the features, benefits, and challenges of various models including dual language, (two-way) and one-way), early and late exit bilingual programs, sheltered instruction, content-based instruction, push in, pull-out, and newcomer.

Analyze how policies (e.g. discipline systems, ELL identification, programming, ELL placement, extracurricular eligibility) may impact the school experiences of ELLs.

Collaborate with stakeholders (e.g. teachers, administrators, other educational staff, families, and community partners) to support and facilitate English language development and overall academic success for English language learners.

Advocate for ELLs and their families in multiple contexts within the school and communities.



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