Beth partners with English Learner Portal for the following self-paced, asynchronous e-courses.
Please contact Beth or Kelly Reider at English Learner Portal about group rates and special synchronous sessions for groups.
Graduate credit for the following courses is offered through UMass Global:
“Thank you so much for everything you did to create this course. It’s just a wealth of instantly usable strategies for supporting ELLs. You have no idea how many of these ideas I put into action the very next day after watching your videos.” -Angela Timm 2023
Long-Term Success for Experienced Multilinguals
In this 15-hour, asynchronous book study course, authors Tan Huynh and Beth Skelton address the largest subgroup of English learners, those currently labeled as long-term English learners. In their book, Huynh and Skelton intentionally use the term experienced multilinguals as an affirmation that these students are capable of reaching the highest academic standards under the optimal conditions. Huynh and Skelton’s book guides teachers in cultivating these conditions.
Copy of the book is included in the course.
Differentiating Instruction for CLD Students
25 contact hours
This 25-hour course focuses on the rationale and practical strategies for differentiating classroom instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Throughout the course, participants will explore meaningful ways to integrate language development into their lessons.
The course is self-paced but can be easily completed within four weeks of approximately 5 to 7 hours of work per week. I will provide feedback on activities and assignments. If teachers sign up as a cohort, there is an option to host some of the hours synchronously to increase interaction and personalize the course. Contact English Learner Portal for group rates.
This course earns 25 contact hours toward the Colorado English Learner Educator Professional Development requirement or graduate credit. English Learner Portal is an approved vendor with Colorado Department of Education.
*Note: An additional fee and an additional assignment for 2 graduate credit hours through UMass Global will be due before the end of the course. More details upon enrollment. To receive 2 graduate credits, you will be required to complete a follow-up assignment by the end of the current semester