EDU 275: Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is a hybrid Pass/Fail course designed to enhance instructional skills in a technology-based learning environment. It is for community college educators by community college educators. Each workshop can accommodate 3-4 participants and is usually co-facilitated. Participants review fundamental teaching principles, check current practices and within the safe environment of the workshop, try new strategies and techniques.

This three credit hour course (45 contact hours) has an emphasis on understanding English Language Learners (ELL) in the K-12 classroom. Included is the coverage of the history, culture, theory, methods, and an introduction to both the English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards and the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA). Prerequisite(s): Eligible for provisional or emergency teacher certification through the AZ. Department of Education (with this course completed), or Departmental approval.

Methods of developing and analyzing lesson plans in all content areas using English Language Learners (ELL) standards. Emphasis on components of curriculum content, teaching strategies, development/evaluation/adaption of teaching materials, and the role of culture in learning. Examines the alignment of ELL proficiency standards to the Arizona Language Arts Academic Standards.