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  • Engaging ELs in Mainstream Classrooms

    • Apr 5, 2021
    • Meghan Odsliv Bratkovich and Andrew Paulsen

    Talking and using language is essential to the learning process, but English learners in mainstream classrooms tend to talk and participate less than their peers.

  • Connecting With Students Outside of Video-Based Class Time

    • Mar 22, 2021
    • Wiley Education Services

    In this article, Luke Cable, Senior Learning Designer at Wiley Education Services, shares four strategies that enable you to engage students for a deeper, more personal educational experience.

  • 4 Video Game Tricks for Online Learning

    • Mar 8, 2021
    • Jeff Kuhn

    An effective online course and a video game have much in common. Most important, they are intentionally designed objects. That means the experience of the user, not the content or the objective, is the first concern of the designer, and everything is designed to help the player/learner to understand the environment.

  • Teaching and Learning English in AR-Infused Worlds

    • Mar 1, 2021
    • John I. Liontas

    Content-area teachers and English language professionals can employ AR to provide next learning virtualization for increased discovery, trial, engagement, personalization, and conversion of language content data into powerful learning AR formats.

  • Game-Based Instruction in English Language Learning

    • Feb 22, 2021

    The number of ESL students entering public schools remains on a consistent upward trajectory. As educators welcome a more diverse student population into their classrooms, it’s becoming increasingly imperative to add better, more differentiated tools for language learning to our pedagogical tool belts.

  • 10 Reasons to Put Community Before Content

    • Feb 8, 2021
    • Stephanie Marcotte

    With classrooms looking different than they did before COVID-19, we are still under the same pressure to get the desired outcomes from our student and our classes. Though content and outcomes are part of our classroom life, they are not everything. Our classroom community is far more important than any content that we could possibly teach.

  • 6 Strategies to Improve Student Writing and Literacy

    • Feb 1, 2021
    • Erik Thornquist

    The research essay and position paper are staples of composition classrooms. At the same time, students need to move beyond genre.

  • Peer Advice for Faculty Teaching Online for the First Time

    • Jan 25, 2021
    • Wiley Education Services

    Wiley Education Services sat down with Dr. Roshan Boojihawon and Dr. Michael Shulver to discuss differences between online versus classroom teaching, best practices for the online environment, and recommendations for faculty. Key takeaway: distance learning isn’t so scary after all.

  • 6 Scaffolds to Support ELs in a Virtual Classroom

    • Jan 11, 2021
    • Judie Haynes

    Students are currently sitting in virtual classrooms during the pandemic, struggling to understand content-area information. It is critical for ELs to obtain comprehensible input from their teachers, and this has become increasingly difficult in a virtual setting.

  • A Framework For Developing Online Tests

    • Jan 4, 2021
    • Rosario Giráldez and Victoria Dieste

    The advent of online and blended programs has brought about changes for teachers and learners, and it has required adjustments in curricula. One such adjustment involves the design and development of testing frameworks that can fulfill new program needs.

  • How to Make Coteaching Work Virtually: Know Your People

    • Oct 1, 2020
    • Irish Farley and Shana Mutton

    Coteaching is a powerful intervention for students, especially English language learners, so we knew we needed to figure out a way to continue our collaborative teaching even though we were scattered around the world.

  • The Rise of Adjunctification: From Surviving to Thriving

    • Sep 22, 2020
    • Stephanie Marcotte

    Adjunctification is on the rise in institutions of higher education across the United States. This is not a new phenomenon; colleges and universities have been steadily relying more and more on the underpaid labor of part-time, nonbenefited faculty.

  • Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Blogs, Vlogs, and Podcasts

    • Jul 21, 2020
    • Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

    In this blog post on virtual teacher education, we discuss how to help teacher candidates vicariously experience classroom life when limited to online sources.

  • Communities of Practice in Online Learning

    • Jun 1, 2020
    • Jennifer Renn, Trish Morita-Mullaney, and Wayne E. Wright

    In the face of a rapidly growing K–12 English language learner (ELL) population worldwide, many schools and school districts have struggled to provide training that supports teachers who work with ELL students.

  • ESL Teacher Leadership: Delivering Professional Development

    • Jun 1, 2020
    • Michelle Benegas and Amy Stolpestad

    Think about the English learners (ELs) in your school or district. What percentage of each day do they spend with a trained English as a second language (ESL) teacher—one who has studied second language acquisition and language teaching—especially in a distance learning format?

  • Google PD Courses and Certifications for EL Teachers

    • May 26, 2020
    • Stephanie Marcotte

    Google for Education provides multiple online courses and exams for educators looking to use Google with their students.

  • Networking for English Language Teachers and Researchers

    • May 7, 2020
    • Betsy Gilliland

    Networking offers ELT professionals myriad benefits above working in isolation. As professional development, we can learn new ideas for teaching and research through networking as we interact with people interested in similar topics and contexts, as well as those working in broadly different areas. We can gain awareness of controversies and new developments in our field.

  • Using The 6 Principles to Support Language Learning in Times of Crisis

    • May 1, 2020
    • Deborah J. Short and Grazzia Maria Mendoza

    The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners® has been a TESOL International Association initiative for several years now. At this time, we’d like to explore how these principles can more actively inform our teaching practice in this unprecedented period of upheaval and adaptation.

  • Spotlight on Online Classroom Management

    • May 1, 2020
    • Robyn Stewart

    Here are some ideas for embracing the features found in most classroom platforms to enhance your classroom management for language learning online.

  • Teaching ESP When You Aren't a Specific Purposes Expert

    • Mar 1, 2020
    • Clarissa (Reese) Moorhead

    Diverse, specialized, English for specific purposes (ESP) courses have become commonplace recently. Short-term, precourse ESP programs geared toward graduate students are now the norm at intensive English programs (IEPs), and IEP instructors who usually teach general ESL courses are thrown into ESP because of the increasing demand.