TESL 532:Differentiated Instruction Across the Curriculum

TESL 532: Differentiated Instruction across the Curriculum
for English Language Learners

It is our pleasure at the University of Mary Washington to partner with the Department of Education at the state of Virginia to provide this course to professional educators. We look forward to working with you and hope that you will gain some wonderful knowledge about working with the increasingly diverse student populations in classrooms throughout the state.

Students in this class will develop skills for dealing with the complex and controversial issues of language education in the United States. Class sessions will normally consist of lecture, discussions and PowerPoint presentations on the issues raised in the assigned readings and exercises. Students will also explore the strategic use of language learning techniques and how they can be handled to effect in a classroom environment.  The course is designed to give classroom practitioners an opportunity to work collaboratively and develop skills in lesson design using differentiation strategies that will assist teachers to move the classroom learning towards the standards.

The course will be held on Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm. Some of the classes are held online using the course management system Canvas. It is suggested that you bring a lunch and snacks with you to the classes held in person. We cannot always guarantee that food will be readily available. Breaks are provided in the morning and afternoon, as well as a lunch break.  This course is a 3 credit graduate level class. It is not a workshop and those who sign up for this class should be prepared to conduct work at the graduate level.

Registration for this course is free to the participant. Books and materials for the class will also be provided free of charge. In addition, upon a successful completion of the course, a C or better average, you will receive 3 graduate credits from the University of Mary Washington.

Instructions for registration: This class is offered to certified, professional educators K-12 in the state of Virginia. To register for the course, please see the instructions below.

Spring 2014

TESL 532-Roanoke

Location:     Jackson Middle School – 1004 Montrose Avenue, SE – Roanoke, VA 24013

Instructor: Stephanie Sebolt, Ph.D.

Dates:  Class meetings:  February 8, March 22, and April 26

Online classes:  February 22, March 8, and April 5


TESL 532-Hanover

Location: Hanover School Board Offices – Government Building – 200 Berkley Road – Ashland, VA 23005

Instructor:  Gerald Nindiktum, PhD.

Dates:  Class meetings:  February 8, March 22, and April 26

Online classes:  February 22, March 8, and April 5


Should you have any questions, please contact  Dr. Patricia Reynolds at 540-286-8093.