SXSWedu 2017

Supporting ELs Through Personalized Learning


All educators shoulder the common moral imperative of our time—to raise the bar for all learners and prepare students for college and career. Finding tools to target the unique needs of ELs can be a challenge, and blended, personalized learning—when powered by valid and reliable diagnosis data—has the potential to accelerate growth and afford equity. This session showcases an adaptive learning environment as a vehicle for systemic change, proven growth, and intervention that advances all ELs from striving to gifted. Learn how individualized learning paths and differentiated instruction support helps foster growth mindset in ELs, ultimately working to close achievement gaps and drive gains.

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  1. Learn ways to create blended environments for ELs that personalize learning to meet them where they are, regardless of age or grade level.
  2. Explore adaptive digital tools to support strategies for intervention, nurture growth mindset, and foster identity affirmation in ELs.
  3. Learn from peers, hear powerful ex. of schools that have overcome barriers to improve student outcomes and opportunities for disenfranchised students.



Rozi Smith, Mktg & Communications Assoc, Curriculum Associates

Meta Information:

  • Tags: ell, esl, blended learning
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Future 20
  • Track: ESL/ELL
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Field Experience

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