(I just wanted to begin sharing with colleagues what went on at the conference.)

Well, the Stanford Summer Teacher Institute was well worth the $200 registration fee.  I signed up for two sessions.  One was outstanding
down to the smallest detail and I will be sharing materials from the class this
weekend through this blog.  The course
was entitled “Creating Learning Communities With Technology.”  Here we studied free popular tools to develop
internet skills in our classrooms. 


Two items I intend to try this coming year are 1) a blog—one for my students and one for the teachers  I will be supplying support for in their work with ELLs, and 2) a new
presentation tool from www.prezi.com (a tool
that takes the place of the more traditional Power Point which gives a
teacher/presenter more control over what participants see and when).  In fact, Stanford is giving everyone who
attended the workshop the premium edition for a year free as a gift for
attending.


We need to think 21st century because our students surely are.  In fact, they live and breathe it effortlessly.  Further, my
high school students have very limited assets so if they don’t have access to
these tools in my class, where will they be able to use them?  Also, as an adjunct professor in teacher
education, I need to show these credential candidates what is out there, how this material can be
incorporated, and why it must be used as an instructional support.


I will be spending weekend going through everything I learned at the institute and will be posting it here as well in case anyone is interested:)


Denise

www.ellteacherpros.com

www.teachingsuccesseswithells.blogspot.com


 


Denise


www.ellteacherpros.com

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