Edtech strategies for ELLs
English language learners should have the same opportunities to participate in STEM classes as any other student, English learner and bilingual consultant Lori Menning told attendees of the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando last week.
“[Language and STEM] should come simultaneously because we know they learn through those experiences,” explained Menning, of Cooperative Educational Service Agency 6. “It’s challenging acquiring another language, but with support and the proper environment, they can learn.”
Menning presented a two-hour workshop called Technology to Support English Learners, which offered administrators, school leaders and teachers several learning opportunities connecting current and emerging technologies with best practices developed through research and classroom experiences.