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.
This course is open to ALL teachers who want to earn the SEI Teacher Endorsement
The purpose of this course is to prepare the Commonwealth’s teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively shelter their content instruction so that our growing population of English Learners (ELs) can access curriculum, achieve academic
success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy.
Instructor: Nicholas Bettencourt
Nicholas has been within education for over twenty years. From a classroom teacher to an administrator in various settings; he is aware of learning strategies and ways to innovate and accelerate student learning. In both urban and suburban settings, Nicholas has been an advocate for English language learners. He has been an ESL High School
Teacher in Chicago, Providence, RI as well as an administrator and department chair. The focus of his efforts is on adding to a teacher’s tool kit as well as building resources and supports to better serve educators and the communities they serve. Nicholas has experience working with DESE, district and local levels within education.
This course has twelve, 3 hour synchronous/live Zoom sessions, and one 2-hour Capstone session.
Sessions: 1/30/23; 2/6/23; 2/15/23; 2/27/23;3/6/23; 3/13/23; 3/20/23; 3/27/23; 4/3/23; 4/10/23; 4/24/23; 5/1/23
Capstone: 5/8/23; 5/15/23
Make Up Dates: 5/22/23; 6/5/23
Synchronous online instruction via Zoom
Cost: $450.00 (member districts)/$495 (non-member districts)
Optional $225 for course credit through Worcester State University
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.