This course provides a historical overview of second language acquisition theories and teaching methods. Students learn how to apply current approaches, methods and techniques, with attention to the effective use of materials, in teaching English as a second language. Students will engage in the planning and implementation of standards-based ESL instruction which includes differentiated learning experiences geared to students’ needs. Emphasis is placed on creating culturally responsive learning environments. Includes 15 hours of field work.
Erin Gage is a passionate educator who has taught 7th grade Social Studies and Humanities for six years in Brooklyn. She taught at both Summit Academy Charter School and Apollo Middle School before making her way to teaching back home on Long Island. She is a firm believer in creating a student-centered classroom where students feel validated and heard.
Infographics serve as a visual representation of information to enhance student learning. This infographic was created to support seventh-grade students taking United States History. Throughout this class, students are responsible for analyzing both primary and secondary sources while discussing the importance of perspective.