english language learners
The IDEA Public School secret sauce is equal parts expectations and execution. Banners in every school make explicit what you see in every classroom: closing the achievement gap, whatever it takes, team and family, sweating the small stuff, no excuses, and 100% every day.
By: Courtney Hanes. We are asking our students to do much more challenging and meaningful writing. There are many ways to start. In the Riverside Unified School District in California we began with purposeful argumentative essay writing.
As a partner at NewSchools Venture Fund Jordan Meranus didn’t see anything entrepreneurial in the English Language Learning (ELL) space to invest in despite the persistent achievement gap experienced by ELLs. With co-founder Teddy Rice he started a company to build new tools to drive better outcomes for English Language Learners.
The research is undeniable that parent involvement in student academic success matters. It is more predictive than socioeconomic status by a multiple of 2 – 10 times. The benefits of parent engagement are vast: it not only drives academic performance but improves student emotional well-being, induces better student classroom behavior, and improves school attendance.
Many of the students I encounter who are trying to learn a second language cite the same frustration: the slow, glacial pace of their language acquisition. I always tell them that the pace of their learning is in some sense tied to the energy and time they put into it – the more you work, the faster it goes. I have some more practical tips on how to speed up learning a new language.
Carnegie Speech and Magma Studios recently partnered together to create a game to transform online language learning for primary and secondary students. The game uses Voice-Activated Spy Tech (VAST) to recognize students' speech and patterns in order to provide immediate, constructive feedback on pronunciation, prosody, fluency, and more. Paul Musselman, President and CEO of Carnegie Speech, and Angela Kennedy, President of Carnegie Speech International, join us today to discuss why game-based learning online is effective in language development and learning.
With more organizations looking for more innovative approaches than traditional teaching methods, blended learning is becoming increasingly popular. With the ‘perfect blend,’ companies can combine self-based learning, assignment tasks and classes, which can be attended virtually or over the phone. These learning tools can then be customized to suit staff learning needs and level of skill.
Judy Verses, Rosetta Stone's President of Global Institutions, joins us today to explore the pertinence of bilingualism and language learning in today's global market, national economy and more. Verses currently overseas corporate, government, non-profit and education business for the company worldwide. Prior to working at Rosetta Stone, Verses served as the President and Chief Client Officer for Global Sales and Marketing at the K-12 edtech company Blackboard.