Preparing Students for a Global Community: Leadership and Language
This month, edWeb community, Using Technology for Language Instruction, held a webinar examining globalization’s effects on the demand for a multilingual workforce, and how technology can be used to facilitate language instruction. Despite increasing globalization and further interconnection of societies, many American students lack the tools to frame how world affairs—be they political, economic, scientific, etc.—affect their lives. Tomorrow’s leaders must have an understanding and respect for other cultures, be able to investigate the world beyond their backyard, and communicate and collaborate with diverse audiences. Language skills support all of these needs. Webinar presenter, Nakia Douglas, Principal of The Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy (BOMLA) in Texas, shared how his school is preparing its students for leadership in the global world by providing them language skills for future success. Watch the webinar recording to hear more on:
- How BOMLA expanded learning time to accommodate language learning
- The impact their language program has had on college acceptance
- How language skills have impacted student confidence and contributed to leadership development
Join the Using Technology for Language Instruction community on edWeb.net and take a quiz to receive a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar. Past webinars and CE quizzes are available in the Resource Library. This program is sponsored by Rosetta Stone.
Using Technology for Language Instruction is an online community where educators can collaborate on how to prepare students to succeed as global citizens and to expand their horizons. Our PLC provides a place to explore all aspects of using technology to improve both world language learning and English language learning of English Language Learners (ELLs).
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