Professional Development: Free ELL PD Courses Provided by UH Manoa


ELL Teacher Professional Development Courses (Free of charge!) delivered by UH Manoa

Technology to Support Literacy for ELL (online)


Overview: This rigorous 3-credit, 15-week, online course introduces teachers to technology strategies to enhance literacy and linguistic skills for ELLs across all content areas in grades K-6.

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For more info contact: Contact Ms. Loryn Gum, Coordinator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) , 808-956-0443
Instructors
*Mautumua Porotesano, M.Ed., is a Junior Specialist and Ph.D. student at the UHM. Her assistive technology, distance learning, and graphic design backgrounds integrate technology into classrooms in the Pacific, including Hawaii and her native American Samoa.
*Bhonna Gaspar, B.S., B.A., holds degrees in Computer Science and Second Language Studies from the UHM and is earning her Master’s degree in Educational Technology. Her interests are in materials development and technology use in second language learning.
*Caryl Hitchcock, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education, UHM, and Co-P.I. on the NB-ELL Project. She received the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Distinguished Research Paper Awards in 2002 and 2009.
 

POWER 8 Writing in Science for ELL (online)


Overview: This 15-week, online, professional development course introduces science teachers to technology and metacognitive strategies to assess and improve scientific report writing for ELLs in grades 4-12.

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For more info contact: Contact Ms. Loryn Gum, Coordinator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) , 808-956-0443
     
Instructors
*Caryl Hitchcock, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the UHM College of Education and Co-P.I. on the NB-ELL Project. She received the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Distinguished Research Paper Awards in 2002 and 2009.
*Cheryl Corbiell, M.C.S., is a Junior Specialist with the NB-ELL Project and Lecturer in Communication and Computer Technology at UHMC, Molokai. She has supported classroom research projects that use POWER 8 to improve students’ writing skills.
 

Reading Comprehension in Math for ELL (online)


Overview: This 15-week, intensive, online course introduces teachers to strategies that target reading comprehension skills in math for ELL students in grades K-8.

Read more HERE » (pdf)

For more info contact: Contact Ms. Loryn Gum, Coordinator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) , 808-956-0443
   
Instructors
*Caryl Hitchcock, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the UHM College of Education and Co-P.I. on the NB-ELL Project. She received the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Distinguished Research Paper Awards in 2002 and 2009.
*Jennifer Holdway, M.A., is a Graduate Assistant with the NB-ELL Project and a Second Language Studies Ph.D. student at the UHM. She specializes in language policy and planning, and K-12 language and literacy education.
 

Reading Comprehension in Science for ELL (online)


Overview: This 15-week, intensive, online course introduces teachers to strategies that target reading comprehension skills in science for ELL students in grades K-8.

Read more HERE » (pdf)
     
For more info contact: Contact Ms. Loryn Gum, Coordinator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) , 808-956-0443

Instructors
*Caryl Hitchcock, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the UHM College of Education and Co-P.I. on the NB-ELL Project. She received the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Distinguished Research Paper Awards in 2002 and 2009.
*Jennifer Holdway, M.A., is a Graduate Assistant with the NB-ELL Project and a Second Language Studies Ph.D. student at the UHM. She specializes in language policy and planning, and K-12 language and literacy education.