Teaching Reading and Comprehension to English Learners, K-5

Presented by: Margarita Calderón

Despite the still-dominant view that ELs are a homogeneous group whose needs can be addressed in a one-size-fits-all solution, this course focuses on a differentiated instruction approach based on research-based, constructive and personalized learning in reading and comprehension. Presenter Margarita Calderón provides an invaluable set of resources and practical tools which teachers can implement immediately in the classroom and in promoting strong collaboration among teachers and administrators.


45 Clock Hours $279 View Syllabus Add To Cart

1 Graduate Credit ** $304 View Syllabus Add To Cart

3 Graduate Credits $499 View Syllabus Add To Cart


Applicable towards Capella Masters Degree. Learn more

** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.

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Margarita Calderón

Margarita Calderón

Margarita Calderón, PhD, is professor emerita and senior research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She has conducted research, training, and curriculum development for teaching language, reading comprehension, and content knowledge to K–12 English learners. Her work has focused on effective instructional processes, two-way and dual-language programs, teacher learning communities, and professional development for schools with language minority populations and striving adolescent readers. Dr. Calderón's research has been supported by the New York Carnegie Corporation Foundation, US Department of Education, US Department of Labor, National Institutes of Health, and the Texas Education Agency. A native of Juárez, Mexico, Dr. Calderón is a recognized expert in education with more than 100 publications to her credit. She is a respected member of several panels and national committees, and she has been welcomed internationally as a visiting lecturer. Dr. Calderón has created and directed her own international institutes for administrators, teachers, and parents. She has experience as a classroom teacher, bilingual program director, professional development coordinator, professor of educational leadership graduate programs, and teacher supervisor. Dr. Calderón earned a doctorate in educational management, applied linguistics, and organizational development through a joint PhD program at Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University.