Please click to download my latest presentation: From English Language Learners to Cross-Cultural Scholars: Perception, Practice, and Policy. I will be presenting this tonight as a guest lecturer in a course for graduate students in reading and speech/language pathology at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.It contains an outline of practices for teachers of English Language Learners based on the National Board Standards, and it also provides a very brief overview of the SIOP model.
Over the past two years, I have been working towards my National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in English as a New Language – Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood.
Electronic Portfolio SubMISSION: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
At 6:34 am on this Memorial Day Saturday, I completed my electronic submission. Yay, Me!
- Entry 1: Assessment: 14 page essay + 20 pages of student work
- Entry 2: Scaffolding: 14 page essay + 15 minute video
- Entry 3: Interaction: 14 page essay + 15 minute video (passed in 2012 through Take One!)
- Entry 4: Professional Accomplishment: 25 pages of writing and documentation + 2 page reflective summary
Well, I just have a 6-essays-in-3-hours assessment center exam to complete on Saturday, June 29 that will test my knowledge of: “the relationship of language domains in the English Language”;
the linguisitic structure of English (phonology, vocabulary, grammar, and discourse) in planning instruction;
factors influencing second language acquisition and strategies that can enhance second language acquistion“; “academic language associated with concepts common to curriculum”; “description of performance objectives designed to develop students’ knowledge of academic language”, adaptation of text and identification of content goals and supplemental resources for text; and definitions of terms related to English as a New Language and their instructional implications.