‘How to Make Pizza,’ a SIOP Lesson Plan by Touro University TESOL Candidate Kelly Broshear for EDDN 637

“Now that I have taken this course, I have learned invaluable methods to help make the content comprehensible for all students, but even more-so for my ELL students.” Kelly Broshear, Touro University TESOL Candidate

EDDN 637 Second Language Learners and the Content Areas: Students will become acquainted with and practice effective approaches, methods, and strategies for teaching and evaluating English language learners in the content areas (ELA, social studies, math and science). Throughout the course, students will explore the impact of culture and language on classroom learning. Special challenges in teaching and assessment in each content area will also be discussed. Includes 15 hours of field work.

Context and Overview: Teacher candidates are required to design a sheltered instruction lesson following the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model is a research-based and validated instructional model that has proven effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners throughout the United States. Candidates need to explain how and why they’ve decided on the specific lesson content and language needs to be addressed. Activities should focus on assessing student needs before, during and upon lesson completion to enhance future instructional planning.

Touro University TESOL Candidate Kelly Broshear: “I am a student at Touro College as a member of the TESOL masters program. I received my undergraduate degree at Salve Regina University in Newport RI in 2019 with a major in early childhood education. At Salve Regina University, I found a passion for working with ENL students. My current career is a kindergarten teacher for the NYC DOE in District 27 with the hope to eventually assume a role as an ESL specialist.”

This is the second time I written a SIOP lesson, however, this was the first time I have used this specific SIOP template. One thing I find to be difficult when writing a SIOP lesson plan is determining where every aspect of a lesson plan belongs. I found myself feeling that I was repeating myself often throughout the lesson plan. This is a lesson that I have taught with my students prior to making this lesson, but I had never written out a formal plan to go along with it until now. With that being said, it was interesting to try and reflect upon how I had taught the lesson compared to this plan I wrote now because I realized how many things that I should have done in the lesson when I taught it. When I taught this lesson, I had not considered specific ways to make content more comprehensible, I just taught it because it was part of the curriculum. Now that I have taken this course, I have learned invaluable methods to help make the content comprehensible for all students, but even more-so for my ELL students.

Kelly Broshear, Touro University TESOL Candidate

Author: drcowinj

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today,” determined Malcolm X at the O.A.A.U.’s [Organization of Afro-American Unity] founding forum at the Audubon Ballroom. (June 28, 1964). (X, n.d.) Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin a Fulbright Scholar, SIT Graduate, completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™) at Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Cowin served as the President of the Rotary Club of New York and Assistant Governor for New York State; long-term Chair of the Rotary United Nations International Breakfast meetings; and works as an Assistant Professor at Touro College, Graduate School of Education. Dr. Cowin has over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, tech innovator, entrepreneur, and institutional leader with a focus on equity and access to digital literacy and education in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Her extensive background in education, administration, not-for-profit leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and technology innovation provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally. Dr. Cowin participates fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair-Elect for the New York State, NYS TESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications, presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to her are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning; Micro and Macro-Methodologies in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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