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ENL Case Management: Creating Access through Programming and Curriculum

This course is designed to help ENL teacher candidates refine their pedagogy while managing their student caseload within the mandated ENL service models (stand-alone and integrated ENL) using standards-based curricula and assessments to differentiate instruction. In collaboration with school professionals, participants will analyze informal and formal school-wide data (including New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test data, content, and literacy assessments) to identify the language and literacy needs of their ENL students. Participants will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the programming of ENL services in their schools and advocate for integrated, collaborative approaches that support ENL students across their school day. Special attention will be given to understanding the specific needs of newcomers, recently arrived unaccompanied children/refugee children & youth, long-term ELLs (LTELLs), and students with limited or interrupted/inconsistent formal education (SLIFE). Participants will explore ways to effectively connect with students to leverage cultural and linguistic resources, and other funds of knowledge to create socio-emotional supports, empower students and families, and develop culturally responsive practices within their instructional programming. In addition, participants will develop strategies to self-advocate, collaborate, and negotiate their roles with other school professionals to better advocate for the needs of their students. Prerequisite: TESL 660.