CLD: Planning Instruction to Promote Disciplinary Language Development



Planning Instruction to Promote Disciplinary Language Development focuses on how to plan instruction to provide culturally and linguistically diverse students access to rigorous academic content teaching and learning, as well as prioritize learners’ development of discipline-specific language functions and features. In this Learning Path, you will consider the role of language in disciplinary instruction and design instruction to foster disciplinary language development.


Learning Path Outcomes: 
  • Define and describe academic language;
  • Synthesize the complexities of language within and across academic disciplines;
  • Analyze instructional units to recognize disciplinary language functions and features;
  • Draft learning objectives that specifically target students’ language development; and
  • Differentiate instruction to support the unique needs of individual CLD students.


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Continuing Education Credits



Amy Heineke

Amy Heineke

Associate Professor of Bilingual and Bicultural Education in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago

Amy has facilitated students’ learning in both elementary and secondary classroom settings for the last 15 years and has supported a wide array of practitioners working with linguistically diverse students in English-medium and bilingual settings around the United States and Latin America.


Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Answer: Yes, after completing the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

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Answer: You will receive lifetime access

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