Distance Learning for English Language Learners Big Bend Community College 7662 Chanute St. Moses Lake, WA 98837 TERRY Kinzel Jennifer deLeon
Introductions Where do you teach? Do you teach ESL or GED? Does your classroom have computers? Do you use other types of technology in your classroom? Text questions you have throughout the presentation to (509) 855-6494
Migrant Education Even Start WHY WE DID IT . . . To engage families in a learning model that is flexible, responsive to their lives, and available when the student is available to learn.
What does it look like for our program? Develop computer literacy (http://www.caaaelii.org/action_download) Integrate distance learning technology into traditional learning Make learning mobile Provide professional development for instructional staff
Computer based learning technology Rosetta stone Mavis beacon CDLP (www.cdlponline.org/) English for All (www.myefa.org/login.cfm) Live Mocha (www.livemocha.com/) Pumarosa (www.pumarosa.com/) USA Learns (www.usalearns.org) Ling Q (www.lingq.com/)
Integrating Technology “ … observers sometimes expect technology integration in the classroom to be a spontaneous process … creating an explosion of expanded opportunities for teaching and learning. Unfortunately, this is almost never the case. Students are usually eager to use the computer, but teachers are often hesitant and unsure of ways to effectively use it within instruction. We tend to teach the way we were taught, and few of today’s classroom teachers had opportunities to learn in a "technology infused" setting. Technology integration is a process, involving not only the physical acquisition of tools like computer hardware and software, but also important changes in the ways educators think about their roles in the classroom and student roles.”
What does it mean??? A Computer Lab IS NOT Technology INTEGRATION!!! A Computer Lab IS:
Specific computer instruction
“The scheduled lab concept is based on the idea that a computer teacher can and should provide instruction about technology to students independent of other classroom activities. This concept and model is still viable and needed in many contexts.”
So how do you integratetechnology into the ESL classroom? Tape/CD players Videos/DVD’s Overhead projector/ELMO MP3 Players Listening to podcasts or specifically recorded assignments Listening to songs Students record themselves speaking Computers Comparison shopping online Spreadsheets Recipes/Cook Book Weather tracking Creating charts/graphs Research (zoo trip)
The Online Classroom
How can this work for me?
Homework online Online courses Hybrid courses
Our class www.bigbend.edu
Any other questions???
Distance Learning Tools Elluminate Moodle Media site Skype MP3 players Cell phones Blogs/microblogs Forums Social networking sites
Any other questions???
Terry Kinzel—MEES Director
Jennifer deLeon—Adult literacy technology coordinator