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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30 reviews for Sheltered Instruction

  1. Griselda – MERCEDES ISD (verified owner)

    The course had very valuable information.

  2. 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.

  3. Briceidy – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    very helpful

  4. Vanessa – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    This course is so helpful for me since I will have ESL students in my classroom so this course helped me to prepare and to review my plans to change my teaching methods to accommodate the students’ level of understanding.

  5. Randy – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)


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  7. Braydee – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed taking this course and I feel a lot more confident with sheltered instruction.

  8. Jacob – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    I thought it was great

  9. Alma – DONNA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    Great information for sheltered instruction understanding

  10. Tish – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    It was very well outlined and designed for it to be easily followed and information retained.

  11. Jandy – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    great information

  12. Tabitha – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Went great, if long

  13. Emily – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Good course.

  14. Tobi – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    This course is very informative.

  15. Klinton – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Very good course.

  16. Kendra – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Quality, understandable, and detailed course.

  17. Rene’ – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    It was good.

  18. Robyn – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    This course contains very relevant information about how ESL learners acquire language and content in school. It provides meaningful strategies that help teachers meet the academic learning goals for ESL students.

  19. TERRI – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    This course provided helpful information in a user-friendly, comprehensible format.

  20. Crystal – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    I found the course to be useful since it is very common to have English Learners.

  21. Marcia – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    This was an excellent course and helped with my focus to facilitate the learning for my EL’s.

  22. Kalan – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Great course! Lots of good information!

  23. Marcus – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Good course 8/10

  24. Robin – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    Awesome information to be used immediately in my classroom.

  25. Lauren – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  26. Gregory – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Great tools and ideas to use for situations of which I may not have been prepared.

  27. Deborah – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    Well thought out and clearly explained.

  28. Rebekah – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    This was a good training on sheltered instruction.

  29. MARKYE – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    It was well organized.

  30. Kara – HUDSON ISD (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic course. It has been a few years since I have taught with ELs in my class, and this is a great way to refresh and review my strategies.

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