Key Principles and Tools for English Learners

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Explore a set of key principles, workflows and digital tools to support ELLs in this fun workshop to augment the possibilities for your digital ELLs! Prizes included!

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Key Principles & Digital Tools for ELL Instruction in CCSS@TheTechProfeThe 1,413,549 English learners constitute 22.7 percent of the total enrollment in California public schools.KEY PRINCIPLES & DIGITAL TOOLS FOR ELL INSTRUCTION IN CCSS A total of 2,685,793 students speak a language other than English in their homes. This number represents about 43.1 percent of the state's public school enrollment. KEY PRINCIPLES & DIGITAL TOOLS FOR ELL INSTRUCTION IN CCSS The majority of English learners (73%) are enrolled in the elementary grades, K-6th. The rest (27%) are enrolled in the secondary grades, 7-12th, and in the ungraded category.KEY PRINCIPLES & DIGITAL TOOLS FOR ELL INSTRUCTION IN CCSS Although English learner data are collected for 60 language groups, 95 percent speak one of the top ten languages in the state.COMMON CORE & ELD STANDARDSWHERE ARE WE?California ELD Standards7goo.gl/pnXkwLCalifornia ELD Standards8goo.gl/ku1OVCALIFORNIA ELD STANDARDSInterpretiveProductiveCollaborativePart I: Interacting in Meaningful WaysPart II: Learning About How English WorksConnecting &Condensing IdeasExpanding & Enriching IdeasStructuringCohesive TextPart III: Using Foundational Literacy NativeLanguage Emerging Expanding BridgingLifelong Lang LearningWHERE IS THE CONNECTION?Source: https://goo.gl/A1Q5a8WHERE ENGLISH LEARNERS DEMONSTRATE LITERACIESSource: goo.gl/WVZagCLASSROOM IMPLICATIONSProvide literature that is culturally relevant, age appropriate, and accessible to ELs at their current level of English acquisitionUse online writing to help students develop relationships and practice English with other students. Make it part of a language and cultural exchange where English-speaking students -- who often take foreign language classes -- also practice the first language of the ESL studentAllow students to research topics of interest. If students are truly interested in a topic, they will probably learn more languageProvide a space where all languages have equal power. Have students work together to complete a service-learning task, interview each other, or work on a project using both languagesTake advantage of professional learning opportunities specifically to benefit English learners. For example, join a professional organization such as TESOL or the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)Get to know students as human beings. Honor the resources they bring to the classroom and recognize their multiple literaciesProvide literature that is culturally relevant, age appropriate, and accessible to ELs at their current level of English acquisitionCLASSROOM IMPLICATIONSnewsela.comGoogle Advanced Searchcrafty184.comCLASSROOM IMPLICATIONSUse online writing to help students develop relationships and practice English with other students. Make it part of a language and cultural exchange where English-speaking students -- who often take foreign language classes -- also practice the first language of the ESL studentdocs.google.comtodaysmeet.compadlet.comCLASSROOM IMPLICATIONSAllow students to research topics of interest. If students are truly interested in a topic, they will probably learn more languageGoogle Search EducationGoogle App Searchagoogleaday.comCLASSROOM IMPLICATIONSProvide a space where all languages have equal power. Have students work together to complete a service-learning task, interview each other, or work on a project using both languagesawwapp.comGoogle DriveGoogle Translate ToolsCLASSROOM IMPLICATIONSTake advantage of professional learning opportunities specifically to benefit English learners. For example, join a professional organization such as TESOL or the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)TESOL.org NABE.orgtwitter.comCLASSROOM IMPLICATIONSGet to know students as human beings. Honor the resources they bring to the classroom and recognize their multiple literaciesMusicLiteratureGoogle Cultural InstituteWHAT ARE SOMESpeak slower, not louder.Provide outlines, advanced organizer, or visual guides.Write down key terms on the board.Integrate games.Read written instructions. Repeat.Write key concept vocabulary on a Word Wall.Integrate listening centers.Model new skills.Extend test time.Dont rescue ELLs when they struggle to speak - smile,relax your feet, face, and hands, and wait (its hardto be tense when those body parts are loose).Think-pair-share.Provide exemplars of successful projects.Let students use their home language in the classroomto solve work.Use pictures, sketches, and graphic organizers.Make videos of presentations for ELLs to replay if needed.Liberally use checks for understanding.Pair up ELLs with strong oral and written English skills.Share a picture glossary.Teach with cooperative learning.Provide opportunities for low-stakes writing.STRATEGIES? Source: goo.gl/vsOjODCONCEPT CHECKINGBenefits of concept checking 3 Cs: checks for students understanding. clarifies difficult vocabulary for students who are too shy to ask questions. creates a supportive learning classroom, where students feel that its okay to ask for help.Source: goo.gl/bcTir3Google FormsGoFormative.comGetKahoot.comBOARD WORK & ERROR CORRECTIONIn a non-ELL classroom using the board and error correction is important, but in an ELL classroom its a must. Students need to hear out and see instructions, new concepts, words, definitions on the board. Visuals in an ELL classroom helps students with: memory, clarification, recognition, understanding, reminding and error correctionSource: goo.gl/bcTir3HaikuDeck.comCloud Generatorscanva.comgoo.gl/auLfPiSUPPORT ELLS WITH SCANNABLE TECHNOLOGYScannable technology provides opportunities for students to quickly and easily interact with a variety of content. In a differentiated classroom, children should have access to resources and support materials that will push them toward success. ELLs can be supported by a variety of tech tools. This includes scannable technology like quick response (QR) codes and augmented reality (AR) triggersSource: goo.gl/m4nNQOInteractive Word WallsScannable Vocabulary ListsBuild Background Knowledgegoo.gl/MeyAJqgoo.gl/nW0IQsaurasma.com & AppWRITTEN VS. AUDIO VS. MOVIE DIRECTIONSSome of your ELLs may be conversationally fluent in English but struggle with reading in this language. In addition to giving them written directions in English, you can provide an activity sheet or assignment that will link to a URL where they can hear the directions read aloud for them. You may decide to try this strategy if your students are stronger readers and you want them to practice their listening skills. Another option is to provide audio directions for students in their native language so that they can focus on the task at hand rather than struggle with following written directions.Source: goo.gl/m4nNQOkaizena.comSnagItThingLink.comWE ARE JUST BEGINNINGWE NEED TO GO FROM FISHING TO FLYINGT H A N K Y O U ! # D I G I TA L R O D E O 1 5 T H E T E C H P R O F E . C O M

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