Top Tech Tools for SEI – Online

This online workshop contains content needed to fulfill the DESE Individual Professional Development plan requirement of at least 15 PDPs in the area of training related to SEI or English as a Second Language (for renewal of licensure).

Tech Tools researched in this course will be both Google and non-Google resources – all with the goal of creating an effective and fun learning platform for English Language Learners. Each session will include a short reading, and an exploration of two or more Tech Tools that will help you accommodate the needs of ELL and ESL students in your classroom. Also, as part of each session, participants will be asked to contribute to a collaborative discussion with colleagues. They will also be required to apply their learning for the week via a product that will be shared amongst the group.


Course Details

Audience Regular and Special Education Teachers, Technology Specialists, Administrators 
Level K-12-Beginner/Intermediate with Basic Knowledge of Google Tools
Instructor Rochelle Cooper
Dates May 6, 2021 – June 6, 2021 (4 weeks online) 
Earn 15 PDPs
Location Online
MassCUE Member Cost $150
Non-Member Cost $190
Limit 20 Participants
Prerequisites none
Graduate Credit (Optional) At the first class, participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended. 

Rochelle Cooper

Rochelle Cooper has been a certified educator for the past 19 years.  She is currently the K-12 Digital Learning Coach for Lynnfield Public Schools. Prior to this role, Rochelle worked as the Learning Services Assistant for MassCUE – coordinating professional development opportunities for educators and administrators. She has consulted with schools around the state to support their digital learning needs. She began her teaching career as a special education 1:1 aide and spent the next 10 years as a 5th grade classroom teacher at Lynnfield Middle School.   Rochelle received her undergraduate degree in English from Holy Cross College and her Masters Degree in Teaching from Simmons College. 



Online Session 1:  Read and Write for SEI  

Learn how to apply the amazing language supports provided by Read and Write – an extension of Google Chrome – that will assist students with reading, writing, studying and research.  Some of these supports include:

• Text-to-speech to hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with dual color highlighting

• Text and picture dictionaries to see the meaning of words explained

• With speech-to-text, dictate words to assist with writing, proofreading & studying

• Collect highlights from text in documents or the web for summarizing and research

• Create and listen to voice notes directly inside of Google Docs  

Online Session 2:  Google Tools for SEI  

Support ELLs without leaving a single Google Doc! Explore multifaceted Google tools such as Google Translate, Google Dictionary, and the Explore Tool as a platform for communication and collaboration – all while making Google Docs and Slides more user-friendly to your students.  

Online Session 3:  Presentation Tools for SEI  

Research presentation tools such as Padlet and Google Slides that will allow your ELL students unique and engaging opportunities to share their learning with you and their classmates. 

Online Session 4:  Vocabulary Tech Tools for SEI  

Research and explore online vocabulary tools such as GimKit and Flippety to help ELL students develop their vocabulary skills.  

K-2.DTC.a.4 Use appropriate digital tools individually and collaboratively to create, review, and revise simple artifacts that include text, images and audio. 

K-2.DTC.b.1Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains. 

K-2.DTC.b.2 Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers. 

K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others. 

3-5.DTC.b.1 Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources. 

6-8.CAS.c.1 Describe current events and emerging technologies in computing and the effects they may have on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society. 

6-8.DTC.a.4 Individually and collaboratively, use advanced tools to design and create online content (e.g., digital portfolio, multimedia, blog, webpage). 

6-8.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources. 

9-12.DTC.a.1 Use digital tools to design and develop a significant digital artifact (e.g., multipage website, online portfolio, simulation). 

9-12.DTC.a.2 Select digital tools or resources based on their efficiency and effectiveness to use for a project or assignment,and justify the selection. 

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Top Tech Tools for SEI May 6, 2021 – June 6, 2021 (4 weeks online)

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