ISTE Standards Certification:
Module 1: digital citizenship
Digital Self Artifact
One major problem of practice I see in the field of EL/bilingual education is the notion that students learning English are only capable of using technology for remediation. Many people see English proficiency as a prerequisite for innovative and higher-order uses of instructional technology. For my digital self activity, developed a workshop to help educators see how technology can be used for comprehensible input and output, collaboration and oral language, and the creation of authentic learning environments. I shared this workshop, featuring this infographic I designed and turned into a Thinglink, with my colleagues who also provide professional development to teachers.
ISTE Standards for Students: 2b, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 7a, 7b, 7c
ISTE Standards for Educators: 1a, 2b, 2c, 3c, 3d, 4a, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6b, 7a, 7b
Module 2: learning environments
Digital Learning Environment Artifact
Blended learning can empower English learners to build prior knowledge and become effective communicators. Here's how teachers of language learners can use Flipgrid to empower their students.
ISTE Standards for Students: 1b, 2a, 2b, 3b, 6d, 7a, 7b, 7d,
ISTE Standards for Educators: 1a, 1c, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3c, 3d, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 7c
Computational Thinking Lesson Plan
This lesson plan is specifically designed to build computational thinking skills in English learners who are new to a school or to the U.S., while also developing school vocabulary, action verbs, and prepositions in English.
ISTE Standards for Students: 4a, 4c, 5b, 5c, 5d
ISTE Standards for Educators: 1c, 2b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 6d, 7b
Module 3: personalized learning & assessment
Alternative Assessment Rubric
This rubric is designed to assess the final project in a graduate class on technology instruction for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Students in the class are asked to develop a technology integrated lesson to demonstrate their ability to incorporate technology authentically into classroom learning to support both content area learning and language acquisition in the four domains. This is a self-directed, multimedia project, meaning that you can design and present this final lesson plan using one or more different content forms such as text, audio, images, animations, video, or interactive content.
ISTE Standards for Students: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 6a, 6c,
ISTE Standards for Educators: 1a, 1c, 2b, 2c, 4a, 4d, 5a, 5b,
5c, 6a, 6b, 6d, 7a, 7b,
Module 4: designing for diversity
Crowdsourcing Resources for Diverse Learning
I facilitated a workshop earlier this month that I had designed, Refreshing Instruction for English Learners with Innovative Technology. This workshop focuses on helping teachers to use technology with their English Learners in authentic ways to enhance student choice, voice, and collaboration in the classroom. During all of my workshops, I try to introduce teachers to the idea of developing PLNs as a way to collaborate and share resources with other teachers of English Learners. As an exit slip of the workshop I had teachers add a technology tool to a Google doc. The tool had to be one we had not talked about that day, and they had to indicate how it promoted authenticity, what language domains it could support, and a possible classroom application.
ISTE Standards for Students: 1b, 1d, 3c
ISTE Standards for Educators: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2b, 2c, 4a
Designing for Diversity Lesson Plan
This is a week-long ELA lesson for Kindergarten English Learners centered around how people help the community. This lesson has been redesigned with an emphasis on the Empowered Learner standard. The activities, materials, technology tools, and resources have been chosen to give students the opportunity to take an active role in their learning by practicing language and content skills and demonstrating understanding with technology.
ISTE Standards for Students: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 6d, 7a
ISTE Standards for Educators: 1a, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 4a, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b