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Curriculum Development and Sheltered Instruction in Dual Language/ Bilingual Classrooms

This course is designed to acquaint teachers with current curriculum mandates and methods of implementation in a Dual Language classroom. Emphasis will be placed on social studies as the core in a dual language setting, including language planning and models of authentic assessment. Participants will have the opportunity to plan and develop curricula based on principles of child development, content knowledge and the culture and values of the community of teachers and learners. Students will develop curricula both in English and in the native language. Attention will be given to the classroom environment, the selection of materials, literature, art and mixed media, trips and community resources. Teacher - family partnerships will also be discussed. Prerequisites: EDUC 513 or EDUC 514 and EDUC 601 or permission of instructor.