iTELL: Integrating Technology for English Language Learners

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This professional development section is designed to support educators to use research-based strategies that integrate technology into their classroom instruction for English language learners.
 

Current research indicates that the English learner population in the United States has grown approximately 60% from 1996 to 2006. (New York Times, March 2009) In addition, research suggests that educators do not have adequate knowledge about the needs of struggling students who are English language learners. (Artiles and Ortiz 2002; Kushner and Ortiz 2000; Orozco et al. 2008 Zehler et al. 2003)
 

Integrating Technology for English Language Learners (iTELL) is a 4-day professional development program designed to prepare teachers to implement research-based strategies that integrate technology in their classrooms.
 

The section contains recent research on English learners, including articles, lesson plans, student samples and teacher created videos, and Web links to best practices that will support teachers at low performing schools, districts and diverse student populations, especially English language learners.
 

iTELL is a collaboration of the California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) Regions 10 and 11. It is also part of the K12HSN ARRA-Advancing Network Uses Grant (ANU).