- Program Considerations
- Classroom Strategies
- Levels of ESL Literacy
By Donald | Monday, June 17, 2013 at 9:18 am
Last week, Shelagh and I sat down with six learners from the Bridge Program at Bow Valley College to listen to their views and opinions on having laptops in the classroom. Their comments and thoughts were insightful and will be important in helping to decide the direction our program should go at this early stage of having laptops in the program.
By Shelagh | Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:23 am
What would it be like if every learner in your class had a laptop?
Over the next four weeks, find out how immigrant youth are learning with laptops in the Bridge program at Bow Valley College. Make sure to visit the Network's blog every week as Bridge instructors & learners will be sharing their experiences.
By Shelagh | Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm
Have you created stories with your ESL literacy learners using the Language Experience Approach (LEA)? Many ESL literacy practitioners use this technique to create personalized stories and paper-based books with their learners. Have you ever thought about turning these stories into digtial books?
By Shelagh | Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:06 am
A wiki is a webpage where you can share ideas, pictures, links, videos and other media.
Imagine having a class website where you could share information with your learners every week. Does this seem beyond your technical skills? Think again! A growing number of ELL instructors are creating classroom wikis (or webpages) to use with their learners.
By Shelagh | Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10:14 am
Are you looking for a way to keep your class projects, activities and ideas organized? Have you ever thought about creating an online professional portfolio?
By Shelagh | Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:58 am
By Shelagh | Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 9:50 am
Have you ever thought about creating a blog for your ESL literacy class but weren't sure how to do it?
By Shelagh | Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:09 am
In our recent online workshop on Using the ESL Literacy Readers a lot of great ideas and classroom activities were shared.
Here’s a personalized bingo game for a Phase I class shared by Val, the workshop facilitator.
By Emily A | Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 12:53 pm
Phase III learners are at the highest end of the ELL literacy spectrum. By the time learners reach the end of Phase III, they can read quite comfortably and write quite fluently. However, for most learners it is a long road to get to this place and in order for them to achieve success in the classroom, their unique needs and abilities must be recognized.
What is the profile of a Phase III learner?
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