English Language Learners make up a significant special population in American schools. Content area teachers often look for help balancing subject area instruction while trying to meet the needs of language learners. In this course, NYC DOE ASPDP teachers will learn strategies to successfully meet the needs of English Language Learners in all subject areas.
The course begins with overarching strategies that all teachers can use. NYC Teachers will learn how to create a welcoming and culturally affirming classroom environment, analyze common struggles for ELL students, and analyze how academic vocabulary instruction can take place in all classes. Then the course dives deeper, providing ideas specific to all the subject areas. Mathematics, ELA, science, social studies, and the special area teachers will all find presentations that help them support ELLs.
Additionally, ASPDP teachers will learn about planning lessons with Universal Design and accommodations so that ELLs can fully participate . This course will help understand the needs of ELLs, and also directly implement concrete strategies in content classes.
- Understand the norms of a brave learning space
- Describe statistics about ELLs in the United States
- Reflect on the experiences of ELLs
- Identify foundational principles to serve ELLs in content classrooms (e.g. high expectations, comprehensible input, etc.)
- Analyze school wide practices that can be put in place to support ELLs.
- Learn to build on strengths of ELL students
- Analyze ways to affirm home culture of ELLs
- Describe ways to build rapport with ELL students and their parents
- Analyze the CR-SE Framework
- Describe classroom instructional models that support inclusive practice
- Establish an ELL friendly classroom
- Identify common struggles experienced by the ELL student
- Explain how differing background knowledge can be a barrier in the content classroom
- Explain the importance of vocabulary to success in the content area
- Differentiate between tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 vocabulary
- Analyze how transferable tier 2 academic vocabulary has a high utility for success across content areas.
- Analyze vocabulary acquisition strategies
- Develop a vocabulary activity for ELL students
- Utilize visual aids and non-verbal cues support ELL students
- Analyze specific challenges faced by ELLs in science and technical subject area classrooms
- Describe ways to support ELLs in science and the technical subjects
- Analyze specific challenges faced by ELLs in mathematics classrooms
- Analyze specific challenges faced by ELLs in the humanities subjects of social studies, ELA, and the arts
- Describe ways to support ELLs in the humanities
How to Register and Enroll
To complete enrollment you must register and pay for each course on both the CE Credits Online website and the ASPDP site.
- Add the P Credit course(s) to your Cart.
- When you are ready to check out, go to your cart. You will be asked to log-in to your account or create a new account.
- Follow the enrollment and payment prompts. If you have a coupon/discount, you will be asked to enter it during the enrollment process.
- Upon purchase, you will receive an email receipt and be able to login to your eClassroom at CE Credits Online
- Important: You must register for each CE Credits Online course on the NYC DOE ASPDP website. Our courses are in the ASPDP catalog using the provider drop-down menu and selecting CE Credits Online. At that time you will pay the NYC DOE ASPDP fee of $125 for a 3 P Credit course $45 for a 1 P Credit course when you register.
- Please Read: ASPDP FAQs for more information. Courses must be complete by the end of each semester to receive credit. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
“P” Credit, A+ Credit and CTLE hour Requirements
Courses are available for “P” credits and A+ Credits for NYC Salary Differentials and/or CTLE hours.
Credits Earned: 1 or 3 “P” Credits or A+ Credits and/or 15 or 45 CTLE Hours.
You can take up to 12 Credits per provider each semester.
You must earn your 30 credits above your master’s degree to qualify for a salary differential. Your NYCDOE date of hire determines how many of these credits can be fulfilled by A+ credit, and/or other credits (i.e., P credit, graduate courses taken through a college or university, CLEP tests, and a 2nd Master’s degree):
- Fully appointed teacher hired on or after September 1, 2019 must obtain a minimum of 18 A+ credits in order to earn their salary differential unless they have already attained an additional Doctorate, or an additional Master’s in an approved related area as determined by the Joint Accreditation Committee (JAC).
- Fully appointed teacher hired on or after September 1, 2017 but before September 1, 2019 must obtain a minimum of 6 A+ credits towards their differential unless they already earned their salary differential before September 1, 2019.
- Fully appointed teachers hired before September 1, 2017 are not required to use A+ credits to obtain their salary differential. If they choose to submit A+ credits towards their salary differential, they must obtain a minimum of 6 A+ credits.
All ASPDP courses can count toward A+ or P credit. You must register with ASPDP by the registration deadline to earn credit toward your +30. You will not be eligible for credit toward your salary differential if you do not register with ASPDP by the deadline.