Professional Development Institute
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Are you struggling to provide content lessons to your English language learners? This online course provides teachers with a variety of SDAIE (Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English) strategies that can be used across content areas and grade levels. These SDAIE practices are the "scaffolds" that enable English language learners to access grade-level curriculum while simultaneously developing academic language. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"The content and resources from this course were current, relevant, and fun! There were many wonderful ideas for implementation in the SDAIE classroom or any classroom!" - Joyce Bourdon
Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.
“Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners: How to Reach Goals and Meet Standards” by Denise M. Rea and Sandra Mercuri
If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List
Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus
PDI Course Number: 21T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41447