EDU 950 Tech with ELL
This course addresses the use of technology to enhance language acquisition across the curriculum for English Learners (ELs). Background knowledge of various types of English Learners is presented to help give all teachers a better perspective of this diverse group. Curated websites and technology tools equip teachers to better personalize learning and prepare lesson adaptations for ELs at their appropriate grade level and English Language Proficiency (ELP). Teachers leave the course with their own technology toolbox for teaching and assessing not only ELs, but all students.
The purpose of this course is to develop the use of technology as a tool to enhance language acquisition associated with English as a Second Language. Course contents include technology tools to assist students and teachers in achieving academic and social goals, and background knowledge on the English Language Learner (ELL.) Participants will learn to design assessments and adapt activities to meet the cognitive level, language proficiency and age appropriateness of students. Participants will be introduced to the vocabulary associated with teaching ELLs through a variety of web appropriate resources. Throughout each module, technology tools including apps, Chrome extensions and websites are introduced to increase awareness, skills and evaluative techniques for use with ELLs. This course provides background information in each of the four domains and then leads the participants through useful technology techniques. Participants will design age appropriate activities and assessments that address the level of English language comprehension as well as incorporate their understanding in a final project.
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I feel as though I was really stretched with this course. It wasn't just a technology course. I had to put everything I knew about education, teaching, development, and technology together to create the content for this class. I am taking away a lot of great strategies and information that will be very helpful in teaching ELL's.J.P., Special Education Teacher
The strategies learned in this class could benefit all students.A.M., Reading Specialist
I plan to use the knowledge I learned in this course in my teaching and learning.J.G., Elementary Teacher
I can meaningfully incorporate technology tools into the curriculum as a way to provide linguistic interaction in the four language domains (listening, speaking, reading, writing).D.T.
I have been wanting to take Tech with ELL for awhile. I am ESL certified, but I wanted to "freshen up" my knowledge in the area. This course did just that! I have new ideas and am ready to bring it back to my classroom.J.G., Elementary Teacher
This course was very practical and allowed me to develop lessons that I could use right away.A.M., Reading Specialist
I was able to create lesson plans that I can use in my classroom.C.B., Elementary Teacher
I enjoyed how the course targeted the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of ELLs with teaching strategies and useful technology to incorporate.A.W., Reading Specialist
I have already started implemented changes in technology I've learned during this course.J.K.
Great tools for my EL students!G.V., World Languages Teacher
There were a lot of new technology tools presented in this course. There is a high possibility that students will be 1 to 1 on Chromebooks in some grade levels in my district during the upcoming school year. If this happens as expected, I will have new ways to integrate technology in my teaching.D.T.
I have already implemented the strategies taught in this class. This class is a must take class for anyone working with ELL students or learning support students.J.P., Special Education Teacher
This course provided a good overview of how to modify lesson to meet the needs of ELs as well as showcase new apps and other tech tools to aid in language development.K.B., Language Arts Teacher
Very useful and provided me with many new tech tools for the classroom.M.F., Science Teacher
I thought this was one of the most useful and practical grad courses I've taken.J.K.