Encouraging Yound ESL Students in the USA
In this current day and age, technology is becoming an increasingly important tool to use in everyday life. These resources extend to the classroom and can prove to be beneficial to not only the students, but also the teachers. Many schools are provided with some type of technological device, such as SMART Boards, Chromebooks, laptops, or iPads. It is becoming an expectation that teachers will utilize these devices to their full potential. Unfortunately, many teachers are unaware of some of the wonderful and effective ways in which they can use these tools. This mini-course serves to teach teachers about different programs they may use in their own classrooms, specifically, in math classrooms where it may seem impossible to incorporate technology into the lesson plans. Learners will try out different programs and learn about how they can use them to teach, assess, and differentiate in their own classrooms. Each program is unique and contains its own strengths and weaknesses. Learners will be able to see how each one works, so that they may use it productively in their own classroom instead of using it just because of the expectation.
Assessment of Learner Needs
Briefly summarize what you found out from your needs assessment regarding the learners' gaps of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that your mini-course means to address.
This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.
During this unit, learners will practice using Kahoot! This online tool gives quizzes to students as a class and is administered in real time. This multiple-choice form of assessment is formatted in a game style that keeps track of scores throughout the process.