Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
Educational Technology, Innovative Learning
English language learners, ELLs, 21st century learning, educational technology, iPad apps, engagement
Roger Pence, Pamela A. Redmond, Jim O'Connor
The record high numbers of English language learners in California and schools around the nation continue to grow. These students are at a disadvantage as they are expected to meet the same literacy standards as their native English speaking peers. Educators are challenged with ensuring these students have access to the curriculum and working toward closing the achievement gap. Lack of time, training and resources for teachers can be a hindrance in the process of these students reaching proficiency. Research has shown the importance of student engagement as a predictor of academic achievement and social success. Students in the 21st century are learning in different ways not previously explored. Technology has been a proven engagement tool and studies reveal that technology supports English language development. Partnered with proven ELL strategies, technology provides the supplemental component needed to guide these students to academic success through engaging and meaningful learning.
Gomes, Chelsea, "English Language Learners: Switching on Engagement Through Technology" (2015). Student Publications & Research of the TUC GSOE. 172.
Gomes, C. (2015). English Language Learners: Switching on Engagement Through Technology. Retrieved from https://touroscholar.touro.edu/tucgsoe/172