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
The course allowed me to practice several apps and other tech resources while also taking into consideration Differentiation based on language proficiency levels.N.D., Reading Specialist
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 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
I believe it all was extremely valuable to me.J.S., Social Studies Teacher
Very well organized - Lots of helpful resources - Timely and extensive feedback - A lot of work, but beneficial!L.W., World Languages Teacher
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 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 would definitely say the professor was the most valuable. She gave fabulous feedback and was very informative during the course.A.G.
I plan on using many of the strategies that I learned throughout the course and integrating them into my lessons throughout the rest of the school year.J.S., Social Studies Teacher
I was able to create lesson plans that I can use in my classroom.C.B., Elementary Teacher
Sharing lesson plans to see how peers incorporated technology and made accommodations for various proficiency levelsN.D., Reading Specialist
Great tools for my EL students!G.V., World Languages Teacher
Very useful and provided me with many new tech tools for the classroom.M.F., Science Teacher
The strategies learned in this class could benefit all students.A.M., Reading Specialist
Looking at ELLs from the perspective of the content area teachers.K.T., World Languages Teacher
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