Language Domains and Universal Design
Observe at least one grade K-12 classroom with ELLs. Focus your observations on how the alignment between the learning objectives and ELP standards is achieved.
Discuss with your mentor teacher ways in which ELL progress in the language domains is measured and the types of assessment data utilized to inform instruction. Additionally, discuss with your mentor how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and English language proficiency (ELP) standards can inform instruction.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the mentor teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
Write a 250-500 word summary of your discussion and observation, and reflect on the application of UDL to your future professional practice.
Your reflection should address the following:
How elements of UDL could inform ELL curriculum and instruction
A brief explanation regarding alignment between ELP standards and learning objectives
Examples of assessment tools used to measure and document ELL progress
Examples of at least two types of assessment data used to inform ELL instruction