Sheltered Instruction


Presenter: Allison Hand, ETCetera Consulting
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1C, Instructional Planning and Delivery 1D, Instructional Planning and Delivery 1F, Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, Content Knowledge and Expertise 3C, Learning Environment 4A, Learning Environment 4B, Learning Environment 4C, Learning Environment 4D, Data-Driven Practice 5D, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

English learners — students who do not speak English as a first language — are the fastest-growing population in the United States’ public school system. It’s projected that by the year 2025, one in four public school students will qualify as language learners. In this lesson, Allison Hand presents a detailed introduction to Sheltered Instruction, an instructional method for building language through content. 

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With English learners projected to make up a quarter of the public school population by 2025, it’s vital that all teachers — not just ESL teachers — become proficient in instructional methods that allow English learners to progress academically while developing proficiency in English.

This course, taught by Allison Hand, introduces participants to Sheltered Instruction, which uses course content as a vehicle for teaching language and which is considered to be an essential component of any program for English learners. Ms. Hand answers the following questions about Sheltered Instruction:

Who are our English learners?
  • What is Sheltered Instruction?
  • Why do we use Sheltered Instruction in all classrooms?
  • What are the goals of Sheltered Instruction?
  • How do people acquire a second language?
  • How do I apply this information in my classroom?

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1 review for Sheltered Instruction

  1. Michelle – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great course. I have sat through similar courses that took eight hours, yet this one explained the same thing in one hour.

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