Welcome to the Introduction to the English Language Proficiency Standards: A Classroom- centered Approach to Standards Integration! In this course, we will be discussing the CCRS and the impact that they have on classrooms.
Audience: Classroom Instructors and Program Leaders
- Discuss the English Language Proficiency Standards
- Explain the instructional changes that are a result of the ELPS
- Identify ELPS-aligned, scaffolded activities and assessments
- Create ELPS-aligned lesson plans.
Upon completion of the Pre-Assessment, please watch the Course Tutorial video to learn about the features of the platform.
The course format is asynchronous in nature, meaning you complete the course at your own pace. A new module unlocks each week for 5 weeks, but only after you have completed the previous module. You’ll be able to look back at previous modules any time you’d like, and of course you can pause and re-watch any portions of the videos as needed. You may click "Save Progress" to leave the video at any time and pick back up where you left off. The video must be watched in its entirety for the quiz to unlock. Once the video ends, you'll be taken back to the home dashboard where the quiz will be unlocked.
Each week, you’ll view the module video and then complete a module quiz and extended response. Some weeks, you’ll be uploading an assignment as well, such as a completed lesson plan. You’ll upload your PDF file as your last action in the quiz for weeks where assignments are due.
SCR Academy utilizes editable PDFs for assignments. Please download and save the file before editing. Then, upload the saved file to the quiz to submit for review. All communication regarding the acceptance of submissions can be viewed in the module quiz link. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome PDF editors work best with the system, but you must download and save your file to save your work.
Note that only one file may be uploaded for submission. Editable PDFs are provided in one file for your completion. Upon completing the quiz, you must have the file ready for upload to save your answers to the quiz.
All materials referenced in this course are in the Course Materials folder.
Note that you also can’t move on until at least an 80% is achieved on the quiz, and note that your extended response will be reviewed by the facilitator. A facilitator dashboard keeps us updated on your progress, and if you’re taking the course as part of your agency’s professional development requirements, your agency will be informed of your status on a regular basis.
If you encounter an issue at any point, navigate to the Technical Support tab on the right-hand side of the screen within the course.