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Digital-Age Teaching for English Learners

Digital-Age Teaching for English Learners
A Guide to Equitable Learning for All Students

Second Edition (Revised Edition)

ELL Frontiers, 2nd Edition

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January 2022 | 176 pages | Corwin

Bridge the Digital Divide with Research-Informed Technology Models

Since the first edition of this bestselling resource many schools are still striving to close the digital divide and bridge the opportunity gap for historically marginalized students, including English learners. And the need for technology-infused lessons specifically aligned for English learners is even more critically needed.

Building from significant developments in education policy, research, and remote learning innovations, this newly revised edition offers unique ways to bridge the digital divide that disproportionally affects culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Designed to support equitable access to engaging and enriching digital-age education opportunities for English learners, this book includes

  • Research-informed and evidence-based technology integration models and instructional strategies
  • Sample lesson ideas, including learning targets for activating students’ prior knowledge while promoting engagement and collaboration
  • Tips for fostering collaborative practices with colleagues
  • Vignettes from educators incorporating technology in creative ways
  • Targeted questions to facilitate discussions about English language development methodology

Complete with supplementary tools and resources, this guide provides all of the methodology resources needed to bridge the digital divide and promote learning success for all students.

Publisher's Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Digital-Age Teaching for English Learners
2. The Six Language Domains (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Viewing, and Visually Representing)
3. Critical Thinking and Assessment
4. Responding and Creating
5. Flipped Learning for ELs
6. Collaboration and Communication
7. Virtual Communities and Digital Citizenship
8. Fostering a Digital-Age Learning Ecosystem
9. Parting Thoughts
Appendix A. Technology Tools/Resources
Appendix B. ELD/ESL Methodology Resources


This book is timely and relevant for all educators of English learners who have persevered through the COVID-19 pandemic and are committed to moving forward differently to support students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in this new digital age of teaching and learning.

Shawnna Sweet
Professional Development Specialist, RBERN

This updated version adds current information including new research references, application to impacts of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and a much needed focus on culturally responsive and sustaining educational practices... it seamlessly integrates research around teaching ELs and best practices for instructional technology in an easily understandable way for educators from a wide range of content areas and levels of experience.

Shaeley Santiago
English Learner Coordinator, Ames Community School District
Key features
(1) The essential guide to implementing technology-infused lessons that help English learners gain access to rigorous content and language proficiency standards.

(2) Models the appropriate use of technology in ESL and general education classrooms, including multiple examples of authentic technology integration and ESL practices.

(3) Each chapter includes a CR-SE (culturally responsive and sustaining education) premise built on the idea that technology may serve as a tool to build resilience, support ELs to become self-directed learners, and to overcome broader societal inequities. 

(4) Thoroughly updated to include current developments in policy, research, and technological innovation as well as suggestions for helping to bridge the digital divide and the impact of COVID 19 on teaching and learning for ELs.

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