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Saturday, September 12 • 11:30pm - 11:30pm
Sheltered Instruction for Young ELLs: A Study of Indiana Language Arts Classrooms

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With the rapid growth of ELL population in Indiana, elementary school teachers in Indiana have increasing chances of instructing ELLs in their classroom. To ensure the academic achievement of ELLs, teachers can use sheltered instruction to make their content instruction more comprehensible for ELLs. This session shares the findings of federally funded projects designed to improve sheltered language arts instruction in Indiana through ELL teacher tlicensure coursework and coaching. Participants include 25 K-2 teachers in 5 schools districts across Indiana. Classroom observations were conducted during each teacher’s language arts lessons three times: in the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. Using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), we scored the recorded lessons and analyzed the scores. Comparisons were made between the treatment teachers who received ELL teacher licensure coursework and/or coaching and the comparison teachers who did not. The findings will show: (1) the impact of ELL licensure coursework and coaching on the quality of sheltered language arts instruction; (2) the strengths and weaknesses of the participants’ instruction. The session will conclude with pedagogical implications and recommendations for more effective sheltered language arts instruction for young ELLs

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Wan Hee Kim

PhD Candidate, Purdue University
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Trish Morita

Assistant Professor, Purdue University
Trish Morita-Mullaney, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in English Language Learning (ELL) at Purdue University and the PI of “Leveraging the Lectura y Lenguaje”, a National Professional Development (NPD) grant from the US Department of Education.

Woongsik Choi

PhD student, Purdue University
Woongsik Choi is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Literacy and Language Education at Purdue University. Prior to Purdue, he was a high school English language teacher in South Korea. His research interests include ESL/EFL/translingual pedagogy, bilingual education, K-12 classroom research... Read More →
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Wayne E. Wright

Associate Dean, Purdue University
Dr. Wayne E. Wright is the Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs and Faculty Development and a Professor and the Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language at Purdue University. Dr. Wright's research related to language and educational policies, programs, and instruction... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
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