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  • English Learners in the Blended Learning Classroom

    Webinar

    March 5, 2015

  • Please use the following toll-free phone number for audio:

    1-877-423-6338 Code: 142587

    Your line will be muted when you join.

    If you are having trouble connecting to the online portion of today’s webinar, contact Adobe Connect

    at

    1-800-945-9120

  • Resource List #1

    Digital Resources for English Learners A curated list of resources created by the Center on Innovations in Learning

     Lists of reviewed or suggested apps

     App review sites

     Useful websites and blogs

     Recommended publications

  • Resource List #2

    Digital Resources for Blended Learning A curated list of resources created by

    the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center

     Links to applications organized by the 5 categories for teaching language and content together

  • Online Resource #3

    CIL EdShelf Collection A curated list of resources created by the Center on Innovations in Learning

     17 “bookshelves” of tools for educators, organized by function, with product descriptions and peer reviews

    https://edshelf.com/dashboard

  • Welcome

    Caitlin Howley Director, ARCC

  • Welcome and Introductions

    Carolyn Vincent ARCC & MACC@WestEd

    Janet Twyman Center on Innovations in Learning

    John Ross ARCC

  • Center on Innovation in Learning www.centeril.org

    Practice Guide Archived Webinar Virtual Learning Rubric

  • What do you think of when you hear the term

    “blended learning”?

    Please share your thoughts in the chat box.

  • The Blended Learning Classroom

    From Staker, H., & Horn, M.B. (2012, May). Classifying K-12 Blended Learning.

  • The Blended Learning Classroom

    From Staker, H., & Horn, M.B. (2012, May). Classifying K-12 Blended Learning.

  • Why are blended learning classrooms helpful to English Learners?

    • Teach language and content together

    – Comprehensible input

    – Tailor to individual student needs

    – Active learning

    – Peer learning

    – High level of student engagement

  • Comprehensible Input

    • Images, media, manipulatives in traditional teacher- directed instruction – Develop background knowledge, present new

    information, use in instructional tasks and assessments

    – Language level

    • New ways of presenting content – Extended learning opportunities

    – More engaging, multi-media, flexibility in how/when to access content and instruction

  • How can digital resources provide comprehensible input?

    • Create, animate, annotate images and tell stories digitally

    • Create websites or other online media

    • Create concept maps, infographics, videos, or audio

    • Capture and share what is on your screen

    • Use a learning management system

  • Meeting Individual Needs

    • Targeted interventions and skill practice, both language and content; at the level where the student starts and moving on as mastery is attained

    • On-going instructional assessment to support student progress

  • How can digital resources meet the needs of individual students?

    • Use specific apps that support language acquisition

    • Use tools that support language, such as text readers or grammar checkers

    • Use classroom response systems to interact with students

    • Incorporate journaling and self-reflection with collaborative productivity tools

  • Literably www.literably.com

    https://literably.com/your-class?teacher_id=44883&key=1b519db https://literably.com/your-class?teacher_id=44883&key=1b519db

  • Peer Learning

    • Explicit teaching of how to work with a peer

    • Thoughtful partnering and grouping strategies

  • How can digital resources engage peers?

    • Use synchronous or asynchronous collaboration tools

    • Conduct a web or videoconference

    • Organize kids through calendars and reminders online or through their phones

    • Collect and curate the best resources

  • Active Learning

    • Project- and problem-based learning that requires interaction between students and between students and teachers

    • Incorporate students’ culturally-based knowledge, skills, and strengths

  • How can digital resources make learning more active?

    • Check out PBL resources from High Tech High and BIE

    • Review performance tasks posted online

  • High Level of Student Engagement

    • No wasted time

    • Fun—lowers affective filter; more opportunity for student to use language

    • Developing skills in “how to be a student”

  • How can digital resources promote high levels of authentic engagement?

    • Learn content through games/gaming practices

    • Make drill-and-practice fun

    • Use classroom response systems

  • Now What?

  • Now What?

    • First consideration: What is the goal? What am I trying to accomplish? What outcomes do I want?

    • Management plan: “Mobile Devices in the Classroom”

    • Become familiar: Try resources from the sources provided

    • Stay informed: Blogs and curation sites, refine your toolbox and practices

  • Questions or Comments?

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