Multilingual/English Learner Pedagogy examines practices, theories, research, and perspectives on multilingual/English Learner teaching approaches. Topics include culturally and linguistically responsive approaches, collaboration, lesson planning, and adapting materials to promote the growth and development of multilingual/English Learner learners. (cross-listed as EDCS 644)
About the instructors
The course will be co-taught.
Betsy Gilliland is Associate Professor, Department of Second Language Studies. Her research examines second language writing instruction, language teacher development, and teachers’ action research. She has lived and taught English in California, Massachusetts, Uzbekistan, Thailand, and Chile.
Brook Chapman de Sousa is an Associate Professor at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, College of Education where she specializes in multilingualism and education. Brook is a former elementary school teacher having taught in Colorado, where she is from, Brazil and Hawai’i. Brook also served as an instructional coach with the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) in Hawai’i. She is an advocate for public education and believes in creating inclusive school communities in which children, teachers, staff, and families feel welcomed, safe and inspired.