Technology in ESOL Classrooms & Preparing Teachers for Successful Integration. TESOL Intersession Presentation: Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) And Elementary Education Interest Sections ********.
Technology in ESOL Classrooms & Preparing Teachers for Successful Integration
TESOL Intersession Presentation: Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)And Elementary Education Interest Sections********
Presenters: Dr. Christel Broady, Dr. Karen Kuhel, Ellen Dougherty, Margaret McKenzie, Stacey Abbott, Sandra Annette Rogers, and Benjamin Fabie
The panel explores successful integration of technology in ELL elementary classrooms, considering the why (research findings) and how (practical examples and demonstration of technology). It also discusses training: 1) how teachers can be successfully prepared in teacher education programs, and 2) two online TESOL professional development opportunities in technology.
Technology Integration into TESOL Teacher Education Programs
Dr. Karen Kuhel
Kennesaw State University
Dr. Christel Broady
*example is from the United States
Pedagogically, how can teacher education programs help preservice and practicing teachers become reflective consumers of technology?
Communities of Practice
And Social Media
Should represent the latest professional news and development
5 ESL Endorsement courses weaving technology with content, accreditation standards, Praxis exam content, and anything else required of a program.
Cobb County Georgia School District
Cobb County School DistrictWho are we?
Second largest school district in GA
8,000 ELLs and 2,000 ELL-Ms
“Administrators play a pivotal role in determining how well technology is used in our schools.”
iste (International Society for Technology in Education)
NETS-A (National Educational Technology Standards)
1. For administrators to create and sustain a culture that supports digital-age learning, they must become comfortable collaborating as co-learners with colleagues and students around the world.
2. In today’s digital learning culture, it’s less about staying ahead and more about moving forward as members of dynamic learning communities. Administrators convey a vision for technology infusion and ensure development of their own technology skills and those of others.
Websites or blogs
GoogleDocs– online forms, spreadsheets
Cobb County School District
45% African American
1% White & other
Highest poverty school in Cobb County, GA
98.5% Free Reduced Lunch
50+% transience rate
45+% ELL or ELL-M
Monitoring for Student Achievement- Built Accountability
(Promethean, Active Studio/Inspire)
(Learn, hyperlink into units, skype)
Easy to “drop” as learning gets layered on…
A reminder to practice what has been learned
Evens out the playing field
Creates a need for collaboration
Technology integration into the elementary classroom – Teacher perspective
Belmont Hills Elementary
“Although my hands do get dried out, a chalk holder is not for me. I have technophobia.”
Student Response Systems
Camera and Video
Sharing student work
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Streams over wired /wireless networks
Users travel virtually
3D model based on satellite images
Google Earth, Sky, Moon, Mars
* Basic Literacies
* Follow directions
Attention to detail
The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
Builds reading & language skills
Emphasizes link between spoken & written language
Fine motor skills
busuu.com - Interactive language courses
Learning English –New York Times
Story Kit - Int. Children’s Digital Library
Allen English – Grammar
ESL - Innovative Language Learning
Kaplan TOEFL Vocabulary
University of South Alabama
1. TESOL's Principles & Practices of Online Teaching (PPOT) Certificate
Sample Coursework: Foundation course (history of online teaching, methodology and research findings), Creating and Using Multimedia Online, Teaching Reading and Writing Online, Teaching Listening Online, eCommerce for Teachers and Administrators, and a Completion course (final projects, debriefings, and summation).
2. TESOL's CALL-IS Electronic Village Online (EVO)
The EVO is a creation of TESOL's CALL Interest Section. In this age of electronic communication, it seems a natural way to bring the issues of our profession to the international stage. Our goal is to allow learning anywhere, anytime, with as little expense as possible. Thus EVO moderators and trainers are all volunteers, and participants need only provide their own Internet access to take part in activities. Contribution as a Moderator is a significant act of volunteerism, and forms an important service to our profession.