EdTech and Traditional Instruction: Mixing It Up In Today’s Language-Learning Classroom
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Our friends at Rosetta Stone Education are hosting a webinar next Wednesday about the use of technology in language-learning classrooms! Check out the details below:
Today’s language teachers are challenged to keep instruction current and relevant. In this webinar, Boris Morew, Language Education Expert at Rosetta Stone Education, will discuss how to improve student performance by mixing edtech and traditional instruction in your language-learning classroom.
Join Boris to:
- Discuss the impact of technology in K-12
- Discover how easy and effective it is to implement language learning technology into the traditional classroom using a blended learning approach
- Discuss pros and cons of online program use within the traditional classroom
Come ready with the challenges you face to keep language instruction engaging and relevant, and Boris will answer your questions during this live, interactive session. This webinar will benefit teachers, school administrators, as well as district administrators, including superintendents and directors/coordinators of curriculum and instruction, world languages, global studies, foreign languages, and ELL.
Happy Monday! Each week we’ll post upcoming events and programs from our Speak Up partners and sponsors. Check out this week’s events below:
U.S. Department of Education – Office of Educational Technology
Release of the Ed Tech Developer’s Guide
Twitter chat: #edtechchat
April 13th, 8PM-9PM ET
Join the conversation
Webinar: “Afterschool and Keeping Kids Active and Healthy: What You Can Do”
April 15th, 1PM ET/10AM PT
Webinar: “Realizing Opportunities: How World Language Learning Develops Globally Competent Students”
April 16th, 3PM ET
Will you be attending any of these events? Let us know in the comment section!
In partnership with Rosetta Stone, Getting Smart – a community passionate about innovations in learning – released the infographic, Elevate and Empower: World Language Instructors as Key Players in the Shift to Competency-Based, Blended Learning. This infographic provides an overview of an upcoming paper by Tom Vander Ark, Carri Schneider, Moss Pike and Winifred Kehl, and outlines the project’s goals and findings.
Included in the infographic are quotes from people the authors surveyed, trends in evolution, and more. Check out this clip from the infographic which features data from Speak Up 2013!
Check out Getting Smart’s full inforgraphic on their website! Be on the lookout for their upcoming paper, which will be released in conjunction with the team’s session at the iNACOL Blended & Online Learning Symposium in November.
Getting Smart® is a community passionate about innovations in learning. They believe the shift to personal digital learning holds promise for improved student achievement in the developed world and access to quality education in the emerging economy. They are advocates for better K-12 education as well as early, post-secondary and informal learning opportunities for all students. They attempt to accelerate and improve the shift to digital learning. They cover important events, trends, products, books, and reports. Getting Smart welcomes guest bloggers with something to say. They look for ways that innovation can help reframe historical problems and suggest new solutions.
We are excited to announce the release of the new Speak Up White paper:
This new Speak Up white paper, analyzes findings on the experiences, insights, and desires of World Language educators in the United States and their use of technology, and is based on responses from over 56,000 K-12 teachers participating in the 2012 Speak Up survey. World Language teachers currently use technology at higher rates than the national teaching population to improve their personal productivity and effectiveness, personalize learning based on student need, and maximize student achievement in language acquisition courses for 21stcentury learners. The paper, a collaborative effort between Rosetta Stone Education and Project Tomorrow, also explores policy and infrastructure constraints that limit full technology integration in schools.
Key findings from this special analysis are
- World Language teachers are currently using technology at higher rates than the national teaching population.
- World Language teachers are using technology to improve their personal productivity and effectiveness.
- World Language teachers are using technology to personalize learning based on student need
- Policy and infrastructure constraints continue to limit full technology integration in schools.
- World Language teachers believe that technology has a fundamental role in maximizing student achievement in language acquisition courses for 21stcentury learners.
Click here to download a copy of the report from the Rosetta Stone Education’s website.
If you think this data is interesting and would like to gain a better understanding about your stakeholders’ perspectives about the use of technology for learning, participate in Speak Up 2013. Speak Up is now open for input and will run through December 20th.
Speak Up Surveys are free, and schools and districts can receive access to their school and/or district’s data in February 2014.
To take the survey, visit http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013, students will be required to enter in a survey password. Register as the primary contact of your school or district (at the link above) to manage your information, assign a student survey password to ensure confidentiality (all students will need to enter in the secret word to take the survey) and select an administrative password that will be used to access your local participant data beginning February 5, 2014. The data will be released on 2/5/14 in celebration of Digital Learning Day!
To learn more about signing up as the Primary Contact of your school(s) please click here.
Our helpful and handy promotional materials can assist you in spreading the word about Speak Up to your students, parents, teachers, administrators, and more! View our full list here.
Questions about Speak Up? E-mail us at SpeakUp@tomorrow.org.
Join the Speak Up conversation on Twitter! #SpeakUp2013 & @speakuped
Have a wonderful day.
– The Project Tomorrow team