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ELG14055: Teaching The Great Gatsby: A Common Core Close Reading Seminar
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Credit Hours: 2

The following course is a webinar from National Humanities Center, America in Class. The webinar was originally recorded on February 28, 2013. 

Published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has transcended the era of its creation to become a classic. It describes the moral and spiritual toll exacted by that quintessentially American quest, the pursuit of happiness. This National Humanities Center, America in Class seminar will explore the novel’s themes and language and suggest ways to teach it through close reading.

Topics covered include: F. Scott Fitzgerald's lifestyle, the narrative of The Great Gatsby, the friends Fitzgerald kept, and the importance of the novel itself. The goals of this webinar are listed below.

ELG14057: Academic Literacy Instructions for Adolescents: A Guidance Document from the Center on Instruction
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Credit Hours: 5.5

Welcome to Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents: A Guidance Document from the Center on Instruction. This course consists of 4 modules that provide an overview of the introduction and key recommendations found in the document Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents: A Guidance Document from the Center on Instruction. It is designed for literacy specialists, particularly those working at the national level or with states to improve educational policy and practice in the area of adolescent literacy. It assumes more than a beginning level of familiarity with literacy and literacy concepts.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

ELG14085: Bringing Literacy Strategies to Content Instruction: Professional Learning for Secondary-Level Teachers
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Credit Hours: 5.5

Welcome to Bringing Literacy Strategies into Content Instruction: Professional Learning for Secondary-Level Teachers. This self-paced online course is a series of four modules based on the guide Bringing Literacy Strategies into Content Instruction: Professional Learning for Secondary-Level Teachers

ERA16066: Bullying: Separating Fact from Fiction
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Credit Hours: 1.5

By the end of this course, learners will be able to define the principal elements of bullying and cyberbullying behavior, describe the impact of bullying on the health and well-being of young people, and recognize the role of teachers and educational professionals in bullying prevention. This course also dispels many myths about bullying and focuses on intervention and prevention and what educators can do to help.

This course features Dr. Joseph Wright of Howard University College of Medicine, who led this in-service training on May 24, 2016 at Lonoke High School in Lonoke, AR.

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.

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