Speaking is the Solution: Effective Ways to Support EL Students
Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Maya Goodall, Senior Director, EL Curriculum, Lexia Learning and Rosetta Stone; Anita R. Bowles, Ph.D., Head of Academic Research and Learner Studies, Rosetta Stone; and David Harper, Ph.D., Researcher, Academic Research and Learner Studies, Rosetta Stone
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English Learners (ELs) account for more than 4.7 million public school students in the United States. Effective strategies are needed to meet the unique needs of this growing EL population. By developing creative approaches, educators can reduce obstacles students face in their journey toward English proficiency and academic excellence.
Encouraging EL students to practice language skills at school and at home can improve their chances of success. Educators can lead the way using evidence-based classroom strategies to foster a welcoming environment for language development.
In this edWebinar, we will provide practical solutions to encourage and support students to speak—and speak often. We invite attendees to join in the discussion of practical ways to address these issues and to better support ELs in speaking in and out of the classroom.
This presentation will be of interest to educators, administrators, district decision makers, curriculum directors, and anyone who works with ELL students. There will be time for questions at the end of the edWebinar.
About the Presenters
Maya Goodall, Senior Director of ELL Curriculum at Lexia Learning, has worked in education for over 20 years, teaching both nationally and internationally. Maya has a rich professional background that includes teaching in the classroom, coaching, training, and implementing and designing curriculum with measurable outcomes. She founded Lingual Learning, a curriculum company dedicated to helping students become confidently bilingual. Maya speaks three languages and holds an M.Ed. and MA in applied linguistics.
Anita Bowles is a researcher whose work focuses on foreign language learning, language aptitude, working memory, tonal languages, and the brain bases of language processing. She joined Rosetta Stone in 2014 as Head of Academic Research and Learner Studies. Previously, she conducted research in both university and government settings. Anita holds a joint Ph.D. in psychology and cognitive science, and a master’s degree in linguistics.
David Harper is a researcher at Rosetta Stone. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Colorado in 2014 and is a former ESL and Spanish instructor.
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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.