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Listen to This! Tech Tools for Listening/Speaking

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Sunday, June 23, 9:00–10:00 am
Location: 122B

Katherine Goyette  
Leverage the power of an authentic audience to connect your students to the world. Boost students’ listening and speaking skills. While focused on English Learners, these strategies benefit ALL learners. Learn to use rubrics to teach public speaking and engage students in real time peer to peer digital formative feedback.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, ESL
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Global Collaborator
  • Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

College and career readiness requires students to master the art of public speaking, in a world that is becoming smaller as technology allows us to be a globally connected society. When we leverage the power of an authentic audience and prepare students to become global collaborators, we provide learning experiences that are relevant, rigorous, and build relationships. Listening and speaking skills are the foundation for this global collaboration.

With the advent of rigorous technologically rich standards based assessments, the achievement gap between English learners and English only students has widened. In the acquisition of a new language, listening and speaking are foundational skills that can accelerate student success in subsequent reading and writing. Both listening and speaking are skills that must be taught. Sadly, these skills are often overlooked as educators jump ahead to reading, writing, and content demands. Technology can reinvigorate listening and speaking instruction in the classroom, as interactive video, screencasting, collaborative platforms, and other digital resources can be integrated into any subject area at any level to ensure student experience a language rich learning experience.

In this session, learn to leverage technology to maximize listening and speaking skills. While focused on English Learners, these strategies benefit ALL students. A blend of technology resources and Erik Palmer's P.V.L.E.G.S. strategies create a framework to boost achievement in listening and speaking for both integrated and designated English Language Development. Session participants will take part in screencasting and interactive video participation, as well as formative feedback opportunities that increase collaboration through peer evaluation. Participants will be a student today, so that you can build this learning experience for your students tomorrow.


Presentation Outline:
Define Effective Listening (video & interactive padlet for participant interaction) (10 minutes)
Context: Importance of Listening in Learning (5 minutes)
How to Teach Listening
Tech-Infused Examples of Lessons in Active Listening (5 minutes)
Using Tech to Foster Interactive Listening (Participants interact via edpuzzle activity) (10 minutes)
Importance of Effective Speaking (5 minutes)
Use Tech to Leverage Power of Authentic Audience (2 minutes)
Building vs. Performing a Speech (Tech Tools to Support Process) (3 minutes)
Participant Interactive Activity - Use Tech to Provide Formative Feedback to Speaker on Video w/Use of Rubric (10 minutes)
The Power of Visuals - Leverage Digital Tools
Screencasting for Cross-curricular Application (example and opportunity for participants to use the tool) (10 minutes)

Supporting research

Fortune 500 companies cite the following skills as desirable for new hires in the 21st century: 1) Teamwork 2) Problem Solving 3) Interpersonal Communication 4) Oral Communication 5) Listening 6) Personal Career Development 7) Creative Thinking. As such, students (particularly those learning a second language), must be allowed opportunities to foster communication skills. These include listening and speaking opportunities and instruction. Digital skills can accelerate this learning.

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Katherine Goyette, Tulare County Office of Education

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