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How Technology Promotes ELL and Family Success
Wednesday December 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Bernadette Musetti, Associate Professor and Director of Liberal Studies at Loyola Marymount University
Sponsored by Rosetta Stone
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Language-learning technology can accelerate a student’s ability to gain English proficiency while also promoting school engagement with students’ families. Technology initiatives increase English Language Learner (ELL) opportunities for language development, which in turn can accelerate language learning. Once that new ability is added alongside the student’s existing primary language skills, ELLs become bilinguals—the very individuals who are in such great demand now, and will continue to be in the future.
Dr. Bernadette Musetti, Associate Professor and Director of Liberal Studies at Loyola Marymount University, has devoted her career to learning about and creating more equity and access to education for ELL students. In this edWebinar, Dr. Musetti shares how digital language learning:
- Affects a given student’s ELL educational trajectory
- Increases students’ familiarity with technology tools
- Provides feedback on language production and progress
Using technology tools to close the “opportunity to learn” gap also promotes school engagement with students’ families. English Language Learners with equal access to technology are able to increase their learning and practice time to achieve better education outcomes. This recorded edWebinar will benefit educators, administrators, school district decision makers, curriculum directors, and anyone with an ELL title.
About the Presenter
Dr. Bernadette Musetti is an associate professor and director of liberal studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She teaches a wide range of courses, including Education & the Public Good, Education and Global Issues, Second Language Acquisition, Paradigms of Education, Methods for English Language Development, and many others. She earned a BA degree in history at Mills College, an MA in TESOL—Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages—at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a PhD in curriculum & instruction: language, literacy & culture at the University of California Davis.
Dr. Musetti’s research and publications include, but are not limited to, science and English Learners, English Learners and Common Core State Standards, multicultural literature, and promoting high levels of multiple literacies. She has devoted her career to working with in-service and pre-service teachers to better meet the needs of students in diverse classrooms.
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Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company’s core belief is that learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any age.