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.
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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 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
I'm excited to continue using what I've learned!J.S.
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 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 plan to use the knowledge I learned in this course in my teaching and learning.J.G., Elementary Teacher
I would definitely say the professor was the most valuable. She gave fabulous feedback and was very informative during the course.A.G.
I found the assignments we had to create using the tools within the modules the most useful. I will use some of the technology tools introduced in this course within my own classroom.K.M.
I did take some new tech tools with me from this course that I would like to try in my classroom.A.G.
I have already started implemented changes in technology I've learned during this course.J.K.
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
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.
This course was very practical and allowed me to develop lessons that I could use right away.A.M., 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.