STEPT for ELLs

STEPT for ELLs About the Project
Overview
Program Goals
Program Modules

STEPT for ELLs Participants
Advisory Board
STEP T Staff
Science Team
Social Studies Team
Math Team

STEPT for ELLs ResourcesQ&A Forum
STEP T Modules
Past Conferences

STEPT for ELLs ProgramsIn-service Programs
Request Training

 umbc logo - STEPT for ELLs

Introduction

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is offering an exciting new training program called STEP T for ELLs, which stands for Secondary Teacher Education and Professional Training for English Language Learners. This is a new program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA). The UMBC Department of Education has been working in consortium with Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) to develop this training program.

The STEP T for ELLs Program helps secondary teachers of math, science, and social studies to provide effective instruction to ESOL students. This program provides professional development in the following areas:

  1. Profiles of English Language Learners (ELLs)
  2. Cross-cultural Communication
  3. Literacy Development for ELLs
  4. Teaching Strategies for ELLs
  5. Adaptation of Materials for ELLs
  6. Classroom Assessment for ELLs

This program builds an understanding of who our ELLs are and how to communicate across cultures effectively. In addition, the unique design of our training program exposes teachers to instructional strategies that are specific to their content area.

 


2007-08 University of Maryland, Baltimore County 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 410.455.1000
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action institution