Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
6: Valuing Diversity in Learners
When learners come into the classroom, they don't divest themselves of their cultural experiences or their linguistic background. They bring all of that with them to the classroom. So it's incumbent upon the teacher to accommodate that wide array of learners.
- Marjorie Hall Haley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, George Mason University
Learning GoalsHow do you accommodate the needs of diverse learners in a foreign language classroom? In this session, you'll review relevant research, observe video discussions and classroom examples, and do activities on working with learners who are at different levels and who have different learning abilities and approaches. At the end of this session, you will better understand how to:
Key Termsdifferentiated instruction
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Materials NeededA sample Individualized Education Program (IEP) or other district-specific form for students with special needs (optional). For more information, see Put It Into Practice.
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