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Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Creating Opportunities to Practice Instruction Through Multimodal Assignments

Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert
Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

In our previous posts on online teacher education, we have mainly focused on ways to build teacher candidates’ knowledge and dispositions for working with multilingual learners. While cultivating asset based perspectives and deepening pedagogical language knowledge are a foundational component … Continue reading

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Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Content-Area Language Demands

Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert
Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

This is the fourth post in our blog series. Previously, we’ve focused on supporting teacher candidates preparing to work with multilingual learners more broadly, while here we focus on specific content areas. We teach sheltered English immersion courses to teacher … Continue reading

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3 Innovative Ways to Use Breakout Rooms in ELT

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

In the age of remote and online teaching, it is more important than ever that we find ways to encourage group work in our lessons. While we can no longer rearrange desks in a circle or send groups of students … Continue reading

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Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Cultivating Positive Dispositions With Multimodal Resources

Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert
Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

In this third part of our blog series on virtual teacher education, we discuss how to help teacher candidates develop asset-oriented dispositions for teaching multilingual students. All teacher candidates have preconceived beliefs, and there are a number of assumptions about … Continue reading

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Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Blogs, Vlogs, and Podcasts

Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert
Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

In this second part of our blog series on virtual teacher education, we discuss how to help teacher candidates vicariously experience classroom life when limited to online sources. When teaching our teacher candidates face to face, we like to lift … Continue reading

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Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Language Portraits

Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert
Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

As teacher educators, we constantly redesign our syllabi to include up-to-date content, respond to the ever-changing landscape of educating multilingual learners, and provide multimodal readings and resources. The need for contemporary and online resources has been especially critical after the … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Create Accessible Educator Office Spaces

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Have you ever stopped to think about your office space? What items do you see? Is this space accessible to everyone who comes to see you? Who is this space designed for? What barriers prevent students from coming to meet … Continue reading

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Why I Refuse to Call My Colleagues “ELL Teachers”

Michelle Benegas
Michelle Benegas

I can hear my grandmother’s voice echoing through her house as she called. “Get your feet off the davenport!” My mother still calls remote controls “clickers.” My siblings and I have found humor in their use of these antiquated terms. … Continue reading

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