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Literacy Projects for Adolescent English Learners: Newscasting

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This is session six of six for the series titled Literacy Projects for Adolescent English Learners

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop Description:
News broadcasts can be used in creative and interesting ways to engage English Learners and help them discover what is happening in their communities as well as around the world. Join Shelly Terrell as she shares how to use free, education-friendly broadcasting tools to spark student engagement, including scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help students complete their projects. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates to create their own newscast project that they can immediately use with their students.

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate a variety of free, education-friendly broadcasting tools appropriate for adolescent English Learners in grades 4-12

  • Develop scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help English Learners complete their own newscast projects

  • Create a content-specific newscast project for English Learners that enhances the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing

  • Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12ís Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

    Assessment: Participants will create a content-specific newscast project to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.


    Status: Available On-Demand
    Subject: Cross-curricular
    Last aired on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 @ 10:00 AM EDT
    Duration: 1 hour
    Credit Hours: 1
    Categories: Blended Learning, ESL/ELL
    Tags: blended learning, ESL

    Reviews (8)

    Basic Member
    Thank you!
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    I love these ideas & will use them!
    Great information and easy to apply ...thank you
    Great info, thank you!
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    So much information out there to learn. Thank you for sharing!
    Truly enjoyed your workshop-it was easy to understand. I learned a great deal that I will be introducing my students to this fall/spring. Thank you so much!
    She is fantastic, especially for ESL teachers!
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