Using Technology to Empower English Language Learners

Workshop Tile

Course Overview


This 2016 workshop will be held at:

EDCO Collaborative (face to face, plus 5 online hours)
36 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

Course Details & Registration

This course fulfills the requirement that all educators must have 15 PDPs in working with ELLs in order to re-certify after July 1, 2016. This course is specifically tailored to K-12 Instructional Technology Specialists who wish to further their understanding of effective ways of integrating technology to support the unique strengths and needs of English Language Learners (ELL).

With the dramatic influx of language learners throughout schools in Massachusetts, it has become critical for all those in education to be equipped with a solid understanding of how ELLs can successfully access the curriculum. Activities and discussions during the course will not only include key concepts regarding second language acquisition, but also creative and meaningful ways to promote language development through the use of various technology tools.

Upon successful completion of the course, instructional technology specialists will:

  • understand key concepts related to the education of ELLs, including the socio-cultural factors that influence language learning
  • analyze information from WIDA Standards and Assessments to differentiate instruction for ELL
  • identify and explore specific ways in which technology tools such as various iPad apps, Google apps and online resources can promote language acquisition in the areas of oral language, writing, and vocabulary development

Please note: ESL teachers are welcome to register, but they should be aware that the course will include some background information on second language acquisition and culture.

Register Now

Join us for this 2016 Workshop.

Register for Event


Bonnie Steyer, Kennedy-Longfellow School in Cambridge
Print this post Print this post