This course fulfills the requirement to become an SEI Endorsed Administrator.
Who must hold the endorsement?
The RETELL initiative (Rethinking Equity in the Teaching of English Learners) was developed to address the persistent gap in academic proficiency experienced by EL students. This initiative includes new training and licensure requirements for the Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement, which core academic teachers of ELs and principals/assistant principals and supervisors/directors who supervise or evaluate such teachers must obtain.
The goals of the course include:
• To enhance administrators’ leadership capacity so that they may effectively carry out their responsibilities;
• To expand administrators’ understanding of how language affects English language and content learning, and how children and adolescents learn language in academic settings;
• To build administrators’ knowledge about the English Learner student body within their schools; laws and regulations affecting the education of English Learners; effective program models that engage English Learners in acquiring English while they learn academic content and research-based instructional practice;
• To equip administrators to integrate the various initiatives throughout the Commonwealth as they relate to English Learners, including the Educator Evaluation system.
This course has five, 3 hour sessions for a total of 15 hours
PDPs: 15 PDPs or optional 1 course credit (22.5 PDPs) from Worcester State University
Monday, February 28 Session 1: Introduction, Law & SEI, Considerations for ELLs
Monday, March 7, Session 2: Vocabulary & Discourse
Monday, March 14, Session 3: Reading
Monday, March 21, Session 4: Writing
Monday, March 28, Session 5: Integration Make-up Dates: Monday, April 4 & Monday April 11
Synchronous online instruction via Zoom
Cost: $300 for BICO member districts/$350 non-member districts
Optional $75 for one course credit from Worcester State University (registration information will be emailed about two weeks prior to the course start date)
Our BICO Member Districts are: Attleboro, Bellingham, Blackstone-Millville, Easton, Foxborough, Franklin, Hopedale, King Philip, Mansfield, Milford, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Swansea, Tri-County, Uxbridge, Walpole and Wrentham.
IMPORTANT CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. A full refund, less the $25 cancellation fee, will be provided if the cancellation is made prior to the start of the second class. After the second class, no refund will be processed.