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.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. Information regarding these can be found on the course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I was able to create lesson plans that I can use in my classroom.C.B., Elementary Teacher
Being able to better help future ELs as well as my colleagues who have ELs!L.W., World Languages Teacher
Resources in the learning modules were excellent.C.O.
The resources such as the Can-Do Descriptors and the WIDA Screening testA.S., Special Education Teacher
This was the most beneficial course that I have taken in years. I learned so much and added so many resources to my toolbox.J.S.
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 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 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
I really enjoyed this class. I feel more confident stepping into the classroom and helping my ELL students achieve success.J.S., Social Studies Teacher
I did take some new tech tools with me from this course that I would like to try in my classroom.A.G.
The strategies learned in this class could benefit all students.A.M., Reading Specialist
Very well organized - Lots of helpful resources - Timely and extensive feedback - A lot of work, but beneficial!L.W., World Languages Teacher
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
Sharing lesson plans to see how peers incorporated technology and made accommodations for various proficiency levelsN.D., Reading Specialist
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Jun 17, 2019 9:12 AM||Jun 06, 2019 9:12 AM||Summer|