Session 1: Exploring

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Diversity and English Learning Development for Educators

Description of Session 1

This session will cover different types of Diversity and English Language Development (ELD) for differing Learning Styles through two interactive video presentations, ELD child scenarios, and a reflection/discussion. After completing this session, click on Session 2 to continue.

If this course is being taken for credit or to document Professional Development hours, use the checklist on the left to document work completed in this session.

Video Presentations

The two narrated interactive video presentations below introduce different aspects of Diversity and how it impacts English Language Development (ELD). (Adobe Flash Player is required to view these presentations.) Click on the titles to load presentations:


The following scenarios can be used to apply the concepts presented in the lectures. Read each short description and consider what the best practices would be in each situation.


Sample Discussion Questions

Below is a sample of discussion questions that can be used when training faculty with the above materials.  Document your responses for credit or Professional Development hours using the checklist in the menu to the left.

Now that you have read the scenarios, please choose one child and consider the following two questions:

  • How would you describe this child’s progress along the continuum of English Language Development?
  • What teaching approach(es) might be most successful or engaging to this child?

Recommended directions for online learners would be:

"Post your response [in the discussion section]. Once you have responded to both questions, post a reply to two other learners."