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NBPTS English as a New Language - NBPTS DECAINTASC Standards

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A K-12 English as a new language education endorsement program requires 18 semester hours of coursework, to include linguistics, development of curriculum

    ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE

    NBPTS & ARSD/INTASC Standards & Praxis II Test Topics

    NBPTS Core Proposition #1. Teachers are committed to students and their learning

    ? Accomplished teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners draw on their knowledge of human development as mediated by

    language and culture and their relationships with students to understand their students’ knowledge, skills, interests, aspirations, and

    values.

    ? Accomplished teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners are knowledgeable about and sensitive to the dynamics of culture in

    general, and to their students’ cultures in particular, which enables them to understand their students and strucure a successful academic

    experience for them.

    ARSD: 24:16:07:01 Professional Education

    (1) Understanding principles of how all students develop and learn and using that knowledge to design active learning opportunities that

    are appropriately adapted for varied developmental levels and diverse approaches to learning.

    (4) Establishing a safe, orderly, and equitable learning environment that fosters positive social interaction, active engagement in learning,

    and self-motivation;

    (8) Understanding the foundations of public education, technological and societal changes in schools, and the legal and ethical

    responsibilities of the teaching profession.

    INTASC Principles for Teachers

    INTASC #3. The candidate understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that

    are adapted to diverse learners.

    INTASC #2. The candidate understands how children learn and develop and can provide learning opportunities that support their

    intellectual, social, and personal development.

    INTASC #5. The candidate uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment

    that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

    PLT K-6 & 7-12 Students as Learners

? Student Development and the Learning Process

? Students as Diverse Learners

? Student Motivation and the Learning Environment

    ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE

    NBPTS Core Proposition #2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to

    students

    ? Accomplished teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners are models of language proficiency in the languages in which they

    are expected to teach. In addition, they draw n their knowledge of language and language development to understand the process by

    which students acquire both their primary and new languages, to develop instructional strategies that promote language development,

    and to modify the curriculum as necessary to accommodate the needs of new language learners.

    ? Accomplished teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners draw on a comprehensive command of subject matter, of

    language(s) of instruction, and their relationship to each other to establish goals, design curricula and instruction, and faicliate student

    learning. They do so in a manner that builds on students’ linguistic and cultural diversity.

    ? Accomplished teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners provide multiple paths to help students develop language proficiency,

    learn the central concepts in each pertinent discipline, and build knowledge and strengthen understanding of the disciplines. They

    effectively use the language(s) of instruction to enhance subject matter learning.

    ARSD: 24:16:08:50 K-12 English as New Language (education endorsement program)

    A K-12 English as a new language education endorsement program requires 18 semester hours of coursework, to include linguistics,

    development of curriculum and instruction for new language acquisition, language and culture, program assessment, reading for students

    with limited English proficiency, and an English as a new language methodology course. Study in the developmental characteristics of K-

    12 learners and a practicum, internship, or student teaching inclusive of K-12 learners is required in addition to the 18 hours, if not

    previously completed. Verified teaching experience in K-12 English as a new language within the five-year period immediately preceding

    application may be accepted in lieu of the above filed experiences at the equivalency of one year’s teaching experience for one semester

    hour credit for a maximum of three semester hours of the total credit hours required.

    ARSD: 24:16:07:01 Professional Education

    (2) Integrating pedagogical studies with knowledge of a specific discipline to create meaningful learning experiences;

    INTASC Principles for Teachers

    INTASC #1. The candidate understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of discipline(s) he or she teaches and can

    create learning experiences that make these aspects of content meaningful to students.

    ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE

NBPTS Core Proposition #2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to

    students (continued)

Praxis II 20360 Teaching English as a Second Language: Content Knowledge

    Content Categories Approximate # Approximate %

    of Questions of Examination Analysis of Student Language Production 30 25% Linguistic Theory 28 23% Teaching Methods and Techniques 36 30% Assessment Techniques and Cultural Issues 18 15% Professional Issues 8 7%

NBPTS Certification Topics for English as a New Language Examination Exercises

? Four Domains of English Language Development

    ? Linguistic Structure of English

    ? Second Language Acquisition

    ? Specialized Language (Concepts Common to all Curriculum)

    ? Linking Content to English Language Development

    ? English as a New Language Terminology

    ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE

    NBPTS Core Proposition #3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning

    ? Accomplished teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners use a variety of approaches that allow students to confront, explore,

    and understand important and challenging concepts, topics, and issues in meaningful ways.

    ? Accomplished teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners select, adapt, create, and use rich and varied resources. ? Accomplish teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners establish a caring, inclusive, safe, and linguistically and culturally rich

    community of learning where students take intellectual risks and work both independently and collaboratively.

    ? Accomplished teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners employ a variety of assessment methods to obtain useful

    information about student learning and development and to assist students in reflecting on their own progress.

    ARSD 24:16:07:01 Professional Education

    (3) Designing a variety of instructional strategies based on knowledge of subject matter, students, materials, technology, and curriculum

    frameworks, including the South Dakota K-12 content standards as provided in SDCL 13-3-48 and other established academic

    standards;

    (4) Establishing a safe, orderly, and equitable learning environment that fosters positive social interaction, active engagement in learning,

    and self-motivations;

    (5) Creating, selecting, and using formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate student progress and utilizing the results to

    determine whether curricula programs are addressing student needs and facilitating student achievement;

    INTASC Principals for Teachers

    INTASC #4. The candidate understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students’ development of critical

    thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

    INTASC #5. The candidate uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment

    that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

    INTASC #6. The candidate uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry,

    collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

    INTASC #7. The candidate plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.

    INTASC #8. The candidate understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous

    intellectual, social and physical development of the student.

    ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE

    NBPTS Core Proposition #3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning (continued)

    PLT K-6 & 7-12 Instruction and Assessment

    ? Instructional Strategies

    ? Planning Instruction

    ? Assessment Strategies

    Communication Techniques

    ? Basic, effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques

    ? Effect of cultural and gender differences on communications in the classroom

    ? Types of questions that can stimulate discussion in different ways for particular purposes

    Student Learning

    ? Student Development and the Learning Process

    ? Students as Diverse Learners

    ? Student Motivation and the Learning Environment

    ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE

    NBPTS Core Proposition #4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience

    ? Accomplished teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners regularly analyze, evaluate, and strengthen the effectiveness and

    quality of their practice.

    ARSD 24:16:07:01 Professional Education

    (7) Reflecting on and evaluating instructional practices and continually seeking opportunities for professional growth and development;

    (8) Understanding the foundations of public education, technological and societal changes in schools, and the legal and ethical

    responsibilities of the teaching profession.

    INTASC Principles for Teachers

    INTASC #9. The candidate is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others

    (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

    NBPTS Core Proposition #5. Teachers are members of learning communities

    ? Accomplished teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners create linkages with families that enhance the education experience

    of their students.

    ? Accomplished teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse learners contribute tot eh growth and development of their colleagues, their

    school, and the advancement of knowledge in their field.

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    (6) Using effective communication and consultation techniques with students, families, patrons, school colleagues, and community

    agencies to foster supportive relationships for students’ lifelong learning, well-being, and readiness for the workforce;

    (8) Understanding the foundations of public education, technological and societal changes in schools, and the legal and ethical

    responsibilities of the teaching profession.

    INTASC Principles for Teachers

    INTASC #10. The candidate fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support

    students’ learning and well-being.

    PLT K-6 & 7-12 Profession and Community

? The Reflective Practitioner

? The Larger Community

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