Bigger and Better Technology Tools to Prepare English Learners for HSE Exams

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Please consult the event program for the date, time and location of this presentation.

Presented at: COABE 2016

Adult education students face a daunting challenge in successfully passing today’s revamped high school equivalency tests, and their instructors are faced with a similarly challenging task of preparing them to succeed. In many contexts, these instructional demands are compounded by the daily reality of multi-level classrooms, classrooms with scarce resources, and each student’s unique linguistic background, including ESL students.

This workshop will assist high school equivalency instructors to use evidence based methods to better help their heterogeneous students meet the demands of testing and ultimately to succeed in transitioning to higher academia or the workplace. The activities will demonstrate teaching strategies to differentiate instruction while keeping sight of the target test content, allowing adult educators to replenish their instructional arsenals with technology tools and more. One key activity integrating all language skills—listening, reading, speaking, and writing—will be showcased for instructors to meet students where they are and to reach them in the biggest and best ways possible.