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Webinar: Ending the ELL Fire Drill: How Technology and Proven Language Pedagogy Prepare Students for Success​


Register for this April 9 Event Today

Schools across the country are facing the growing challenges of an exploding ELL population and a scattered, ineffective system for helping non-native speakers gain English skills.

Many districts will start the next school year without an accurate count of the number of ELLs in their system and without the ability to adapt if the numbers come in above projections. Join ELL experts and linguists - along with administrators who are revolutionizing ELL instruction on the school level - and learn how to end the fire drill by creating a flexible ELL program that employs the latest technologies, enhanced teacher training and research-based language learning methods.

In this session, educators will learn:

  •     Why the growing ELL population presents both challenges and opportunities for our schools
  •     How digital learning instruction can help prepare for unexpected increases in ELLs
  •     Why programs that value two-way cultural understanding is critical for ELLs to succeed
  •     How research-based world language instruction principles (like task-based learning) can be applied to ELLs
  •     The importance of instruction targeted specifically to the students’ grade levels



Speakers for "Ending the ELL Fire Drill: How Technology and Proven Language Pedagogy Prepare Students for Success​​"

Aline Germain-Rutherford, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Officer
Middlebury Interactive Languages

Monica Quinones
Director of English Language Learner Services,
Office of Early Literacy and Parent Engagement,
Hartford Public Schools
Dana Laursen, Ph.D.
Vice President, Curriculum and Program Effectiveness
Middlebury Interactive Languages

Terry Goodlet
Professional Development Specialist


About Middlebury Interactive Languages

Middlebury Interactive is the academic leader in world language instruction for K-12 students. A joint venture between Middlebury College and K12 Inc., Middlebury Interactive provides access to superior language programs and prepares students with the skills and cultural understanding to compete in the 21st Century global marketplace. Middlebury Interactive has taken Middlebury College's renowned world language curriculum, developed and refined over the past 100 years, and translated it to the digital and K-12 settings. Middlebury Interactive also offers in-person language immersion summer academies for middle and high school students.