Registration Terms and Conditions
Requirements for Completion for TESOL Online Course
TESOL is authorized by IACET to offer 4 CEUs for this online course. No partial CEUs will be given to registrants who do not complete the course. For more information about CEUs, please go to www.tesol.org/CEUs
What Will I Learn?
Participants explore the role of cultural perspectives in learning science, guiding principles of second language acquisition, and methods of instructional alignment of objectives, teaching, and assessment of scientific learning. Through guided instruction and active engagement, participants explore, plan, and apply principles from TESOL’s PreK–12 English Language Proficiency Standards (2006) and current research. Ultimately, participants will design instruction that aligns content and language standards, teaching methods, and student assessment in secondary science classrooms.
- Module 1: Cultural Perspectives and Learning
Objective: Participants explore the role of cultural perspectives in learning science.
- Module 2: SLA Basics
Objective: Participants identify the guiding principles of second language acquisition.
- Module 3: Scientific Language and Learning
Objective: Participants compare best practices in science instruction and SLA.
- Module 4: Instructional Design and Assessment
Objective: Participants practice aligning TESOL standards and content standards through lesson/assessment design.
About the Instructor
Emily C. Miller
is a second and third grade English as a second language (ESL) and bilingual resource teacher (BRT) at a Title I school, where she has taught for 16 years. She is also a writer for the Elementary Team and the Diversity and Equity Writing Team of the Next Generation Science Standards. She wrote and implemented the Aristos Grant to work with a team of teachers to design place-based culturally and linguistically relevant engineering extensions at Title I schools that align with NGSS. Ms. Miller has a Master of Science in bilingual studies from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a Bachelor of Science from the same department with a Spanish minor, and ESL and bilingual teaching licenses. Currently, she is working toward a doctorate with Dr. Leema Berland at the University of Wisconsin.
If you have any questions about this course, please contact TESOL Professional Learning
and put "ESL Science" in the subject header.