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The Winning Team: Inclusivity and Accessibility for Multilingual Learners

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 126A

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Director of Unified Arts/MLL Teacher
Middletown High School
Luis Oliveira is the Director of Unified Arts and the MLL specialist at Middletown High School in Middletown, RI. He holds a Master’s Degree in Bilingual-Bicultural Education and certification in Computer Science and Spanish. He has over 30 years of teaching and leadership experience. His journey as an ESL student gives him a unique perspective. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is a member of several ambassador programs for tools that provide access and opportunity for his students. He is an Adjunct Professor at Roger William University providing future educators with technological tools to enhance teaching and learning.

Session description

Explore Microsoft Teams as a learning environment where educators can create inclusive and accessible activities for their learners. The Immersive Reader, Reading Progress/Coach, Flip, Presenter in PowerPoint are some tools that will be showcased to demonstrate activities that allow multilingual learners to develop their language skills.

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to expose participants to some of the digital tools that can be used to make learning more accessible and inclusive for multilingual learners. Demonstrations of these tools will offer examples of how they can be used. Some of the tools include the Immersive Reader, Reading Progress, Microsoft Flip, and Microsoft Translator. The presentation will be delivered through PowerPoint using Presenter and Presenter Live features. Participants will be able to see subtitles in the language of their choosing during the presentation. Subtitles are one of the ways that educators can empower MLLs during the learning process. The objective of the presentation is to offer tools, ideas and resources to the participants that will aid them when working with MLLs. Often educators feel overwhelmed when working with these students. Participants will leave with numerous resources that they can use in their classes as well as with a connection to an MLL contact who they can turn to when they need help in the future.

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Microsoft PowerPoint will be used to deliver the session content. Subtitles will be activated during the presentation so that participants can see the benefits of subtitles when working with MLLs.
• Introduction: Introduce myself and how my presentation connects with the ISTE Standards. (5 minutes)
• Introduction to Microsoft Teams as our learning platform (Use Reflect to show check-in)  (15 minutes)
• Demonstration of the Immersive Reader in Teams (10 minutes)
• Review of Reading Progress and Reading Coach showing student examples (10 minutes)
• Live, hands-on interactive demonstration using Microsoft Translator  (10 minutes)
• Time to explore/experience tools and questions (10 minutes)

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Supporting research

Immersive Reader Research Link:

Reading Progress Research Link:

Leveling the Playing Field with Microsoft Learning Tools (Learning Tools Research Study)

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Session specifications

Equity and inclusion
Grade level:
Skill level:
Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Flip, PowerPoint, Microsoft Translator
Subject area:
ELL, World languages
ISTE Standards:
For Coaches:
Change Agent
  • Facilitate equitable use of digital learning tools and content that meet the needs of each learner.
For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have access to the technology and connectivity necessary to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities.
For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
Related exhibitors:
Microsoft Corporation