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 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
Great tools for my EL students!G.V., World Languages Teacher
Very well organized - Lots of helpful resources - Timely and extensive feedback - A lot of work, but beneficial!L.W., 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.
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.
Sharing lesson plans to see how peers incorporated technology and made accommodations for various proficiency levelsN.D., Reading Specialist
I was able to learn about new apps and tech resources that I could utilize within my lessons and share with other teachersN.D., Reading Specialist
I have already started implemented changes in technology I've learned during this course.J.K.
The strategies learned in this class could benefit all students.A.M., Reading Specialist
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 was able to create lesson plans that I can use in my classroom.C.B., Elementary Teacher
I plan to use the knowledge I learned in this course in my teaching and learning.J.G., Elementary Teacher
Looking at ELLs from the perspective of the content area teachers.K.T., World Languages Teacher
I would definitely say the professor was the most valuable. She gave fabulous feedback and was very informative during the course.A.G.