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ELL Workshops

The following is a list of various workshops that are geared toward improving the teaching and learning of English Language Learners.

ELL Connect for Common Core State Standards

Research based technology practices for English Learners in Common Core State Standards (Docs)

Digital Storytelling for ELL

Digital Storytelling revolves around the idea of combining the longstanding art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video animation, and Web publishing. Digital storytelling can introduce new material for student research, synthesize large amounts of content, and prepare students to use digital communication and authoring tools. This workshop provides practical ideas for equipping teachers and students with the “on and offline” tech tools needed for diverse teaching and learning styles. Participants will learn how to generate interest, attention and motivation for the “digital generation” of English learners in our classrooms. Explore how to capitalize on the creative talents of your own students as they begin to research and tell stories of their own. Learn to publish student work on the Internet for viewing and critiquing by others.

ELL Connect

ELL Connect - iTELL helps teachers optimize learning, enhance student engagement, and promote high levels of content knowledge for ELL students by infusing powerful technology-enhanced strategies into teaching and learning. Research-based strategies are used in conjunction with technology to increase student motivation and learning. Learn how to make a difference - using technology - to support ELL students in your classroom. (Presentation)

Online Tools for ELL

Online Tools for ELL is a module designed to take participants into the four language domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing to enhance teaching and learning by using online tools and resources to implement with English Learners.

Podcasting with ELL

Podcasting with English Language Learners. A podcast is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and downloaded through web syndication. This workshop provides a collaborative, dynamic space to collect fresh ideas, resources, tools, and thoughts about the use of podcasting inside and outside of the classroom with English Learners.