Examination of beliefs about teaching culture and learning in urban America in relation to the creation of learning environments with emphasis on application of state standards in classrooms and the development of a electronic teaching portfolio.
Exploration of multiculturalism and bilingualism/biculturalism in schools and families. Continued development of electronic portfolio for meeting Illinois professional teaching and technology standards.
Introduction to teaching literacy K-8; examining cognitive, social, developmental perspectives; relationships between language and literacy; connections to other school subjects; aligning instruction, assessment, standards.
Introduction to the study of curriculum and teaching. Specifically designed for graduate students wanting to become middle and high school teachers, students who are newly admitted to the secondary education program.
English language proficiency assessment instruments and procedures; effective planning and ESL instructional practices; methods, materials, and technology resources for teaching ESL in K-12 school settings.