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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

Heather Rubin

Heather Rubin is the Administrative Coordinator for the New York State Education Department’s Long Island Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (LIRBERN) at Eastern Suffolk BOCES. She presents regularly at national and international conferences on topics related to instructional design and technology integration for English Learners and provides school districts with professional learning and guidance in order to support the needs of English Learners and their families. She has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, and education consultant. Her career as an ESOL professional began as a high school teacher for the... More About Author

Lisa M. Estrada

Lisa Estrada is recently retired from her position as the Supervisor of English as a New Language, Bilingual Education, and World Language Programs at Hicksville Public Schools, Hicksville, New York. She was also an adjunct professor in the Molloy College Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute, Rockville Centre, New York. Her educational experience and training includes over 30 years of ESL and Bilingual Education in K–12 settings. She was the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Long Island ESOL Administrator of the Year Award presented by the Long Island Professional Committee on ESOL Education. She co-authored ELL Frontiers Using... More About Author

Andrea Honigsfeld

Andrea Honigsfeld, EdD, is Professor in the School of Education at Molloy University, Rockville Centre, New York. Before entering the field of teacher education, she was an English-as-a-foreign-language teacher in Hungary (Grades 5–8 and adult) and an English-as-a-second-language teacher in New York City (Grades K–3 and adult). She also taught Hungarian at New York University. She was the recipient of a doctoral fellowship at St. John’s University, New York, where she conducted research on individualized instruction and learning styles. She has published extensively on working with English language learners and providing individualized... More About Author

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