Ch 12: Professional Knowledge & Growth for Indiana ESL Teachers

About This Chapter

ESL teachers in Indiana should be familiar with current trends as well as state and federal policies and issues regarding this profession. This chapter provides a study of these topics and is a great resource for students and professionals seeking to review this material in order to earn better grades or to pass related tests.

Professional Knowledge & Growth for Indiana ESL Teachers - Chapter Summary

With topics on legal issues and professional development resources and practices, this chapter offers a thorough overview of current trends and issues in the field of ESL education. You will review information about the legal rights of ELLs, program policies and relevant court cases that led to important ELL legislation.

You will also find lessons that focus on professional development: supportive teacher organizations, technological tools and various development and growth practices. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Provide details about court cases that have impacted English language learning
  • Understand the rights of ELLs
  • Identify current trends and issues in English language learning
  • Detail federal and Indiana state ELL program policies
  • Discuss professional development strategies for ESL teachers
  • Explain the use of technology in the professional development of ESL teachers
  • Name organizations and associations focusing on ESL education
  • Use reflective practices for professional development purposes

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8 Lessons in Chapter 12: Professional Knowledge & Growth for Indiana ESL Teachers
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ELL Court Cases

1. ELL Court Cases

This lesson provides an overview of the major court cases that have made an impact on English language learners (ELLs). The cases covered include Meyer v. Nebraska, Mendez v. Westminster, and Lau v. Nichols.

English Language Learners' Legal Rights

2. English Language Learners' Legal Rights

The legal system protects English language learners (ELLs) to ensure that schools address their language limitations. This lesson covers the basic rights of ELLs, which have a basis in civil rights.

Current Issues & Trends in English Language Learning

3. Current Issues & Trends in English Language Learning

In this lesson, we'll go over some of the current issues and trends in English language learning, including those related to core curriculum subjects, culture, student engagement, and technology.

Federal & Indiana State Program Policies for English Language Learners

4. Federal & Indiana State Program Policies for English Language Learners

Indiana, like all other states, applies federal policy to implement educational programs for English Language Learners. Additionally, Indiana has its own state policies for this purpose. This lesson gives you an overview of both types of policies.

Professional Development for ESL Teachers

5. Professional Development for ESL Teachers

You love learning more about the latest trends for teaching English as a second language. So that you keep up-to-date in regards to professional development, this lesson will provide you with a basic guide.

How ESL Teachers Can Use Technology for Professional Development

6. How ESL Teachers Can Use Technology for Professional Development

Being able to effectively use technology is an essential professional skill. This lesson highlights ways in which ESL teachers can use technology to increase productivity, improve communication, and professionally grow.

ESL Teacher Organizations

7. ESL Teacher Organizations

ESL teachers will find a variety of organizations and associations designed to help them develop professionally, create effective classroom instruction and assessments, and actively engage in the future of ESL education. Read on to learn about the different groups and what they do.

Reflection Elements & Tools for Teachers

8. Reflection Elements & Tools for Teachers

In this lesson, we'll identify and analyze various methods for using reflection as a professional development tool for teachers, including reflective journaling, incident analysis, peer observation, and critical friends groups.

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