Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Instructional Technology grows and grows and grows. It is a growth field and as every corner of Schooling and Education turns to technology to expand, improve, or enrich itself, Instructional Technologists will be the school leaders colleagues turn to for guidance and support.

The evidence shows up in my "In Box" every day. Here's this evenings installment (part of it, at least)...
Presented by Education World™

Free Webinar: Ending the ELL Fire Drill-
How Technology and Proven Language Pedagogy Prepare Students for Success
2:00 - 3:00pm EST
Schools across the country are facing the growing challenges of an exploding ELL population and a scattered, ineffective system for helping non-native speakers gain English skills.

Many districts will start the next school year without an accurate count of the number of ELLs in their system and without the ability to adapt if the numbers come in above projections. Join ELL experts and linguists - along with administrators who are revolutionizing ELL instruction on the school level - and learn how to end the fire drill by creating a flexible ELL program that employs the latest technologies, enhanced teacher training and research-based language learning methods.
In this session, educators will learn:
  • Why the growing ELL population presents both challenges and opportunities for our schools
  • How digital learning instruction can help prepare for unexpected increases in ELLs
  • Why programs that value two-way cultural understanding is critical for ELLs to succeed
  • How research-based world language instruction principles (like task-based learning) can be applied to ELLs
  • The importance of instruction targeted specifically to the students’ grade levels
Aline Germain-Rutherford, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Officer, Middlebury Interactive Languages

Monica Quinones
Director of English Language Learner Services,
Office of Early Literacy and Parent Engagement,
Hartford Public Schools
Dana Laursen, Ph.D.
Vice President, Curriculum and Program Effectiveness
Middlebury Interactive Languages
Terry Goodlet
Professional Development Specialist
April 9
2:00 - 3:00pm EST
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