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ERC15037: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Arkansas Reporters
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Credit Hours: 1.5

Only a small percentage of students actively disclose abuse. The goal of this course is to combat that by fostering an understanding of the process for disclosure and the ways in which a child might disclose abuse. Janice McCutcheon-Beaver, Director of the Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center, and Kathy Helpenstill, Forensic Interviewer at the White County Children's Safety Center, co-present detailed information on the stages of disclosure, considerations for talking to a child, and the many ways in which a reporter can maintain open and honest communication during disclosure.

This course was taped on March 20, 2015 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas. 

ESB14006: Model for Assessment and Service Delivery for ELL Students
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Credit Hours: 1

This course provides a general overview of the process of assessing and delivering service to students who are English Language Learners. It was designed by Andrea Martin, Director of Instruction and Federal Programs at Green Forest School District and filmed December 19, 2012 at the AETN studios in Conway. Information presented includes the requirements of a Home Language Survey and placement assessment, as well as requirements for other components of language assistance programs such as assessments for progress monitoring. 

ESC15022: The Challenges of Learning English as a Second Language
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Credit Hours: 1

With the increasing number of English language learners (ELLs) in K-12 schools, today's teachers have a new responsibility - serving as models of English for ELLs. Most teachers, however, are unfamiliar with aspects of English that are most challenging to ELLs. In this course, Dr. Keith Folse, Associate Professor of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Central Florida, identifies these challenges using examples of common questions and mistakes made by ELLs. He provides explanations and effective options for answering difficult questions.

This presentation was recorded during the SETESOL conference in Rogers, Arkansas on October 8-11, 2014.

ESC15023: Close Reading of Complex Texts
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Credit Hours: 2.5

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts requires students "to read increasingly complex texts with growing independence." When teachers understand what makes a text complex, they can better support their students in reading them. In this course, Dr. Doug Fisher examines the quantitative and qualitative factors of text complexity, as well as the ways in which readers can be matched with texts and tasks. He also examines how close reading of complex texts scaffolds students' understanding. 

This presentation was recorded during the SETESOL conference in Rogers, Arkansas on October 8-11, 2014.

ESC15024: Techniques for Explaining Vocabulary to English Language Learners
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Credit Hours: 1

In order to improve their second language proficiency, English language learners (ELLs) need a solid knowledge of vocabulary. Dr. Keith Folse identifies the struggles ELLs face with learning English vocabulary and the challenges teachers face with incorporating vocabulary into instruction. Throughout the course, he demonstrates several strategies and activities for learning vocabulary words.

This presentation was recorded during the SETESOL conference in Rogers, Arkansas on October 8-11, 2014.

ESC15025: Key Shifts in Instruction: Helping English Language Learners Meet the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts
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Credit Hours: 2

This course provides information and instructional practices for helping ELLs meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), specifically the core skills in literacy. Dr. Diane August offers strategies for developing lessons and implementing instructional practices that help ELLs comprehend and write about complex texts. Dr. August also reviews the key shifts in CCSS and presents methods of support to assist ELLs in developing the academic language they need to meet the new standards.

This presentation was recorded during the SETESOL conference in Rogers, Arkansas on October 8-11, 2014.

ESC15080: Sample Lessons: Diverse Learners in Sheltered English Immersion Classrooms - Elementary
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Credit Hours: 6

In this course, Dr. Anastasia Filipek integrates language into her content instruction while teaching a lesson on colonization to a fourth grade class. After implementing teaching strategies and classroom management techniques in a real classroom, Dr. Filipek discusses them in depth with Stephanie Flinn, an ESL teacher in Fayetteville Public Schools.

This course was recorded in Fayetteville Public Schools on November 10-12, 2014.

ESC15081: Sample Lessons: Diverse Learners in Sheltered English Immersion Classrooms - Middle School
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Credit Hours: 3.5

In addition to language acquisition itself, English Language Learners (ELLs) also face the daunting task of continuing to learn in the content areas while being provided instruction in a language that they have not fully acquired. Access the Core’s lead educational consultant, Dr. Anastasia Filipek, provides demonstration lessons featuring teaching strategies that help ELLs to thrive in the content areas. She models learning activities and direct instruction techniques that are accessible to students in sheltered ESL environments while also integrating support for language acquisition.

This course, which features footage from a real sixth grade science classroom, contains Dr. Filipek’s model lesson on the circulatory system. It was taped in Fayetteville Public Schools on November 10-12, 2014.

ESD14460: English Language Learners in the Mainstream
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This seven-lesson course aims to prepare teachers to work more effectively with English language learners in mainstream classes. Among other goals, you will learn how demographic changes affect schools, the importance of culture when teaching ELL students, and supportive strategies that can be implemented in any classroom.

ESD14461: English Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards
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Credit Hours: 7

To successfully acquire both proficiency in English and content area knowledge, many English language learners (ELLs) require additional time, instructional support, and aligned assessments. In this course, you’ll explore instructional and assessment strategies teachers can apply to their classrooms to support ELLs’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills as they work to acquire knowledge and skills aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

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