English Language Learners & Technology

Techquity and Inclusion

Techquity: Creating Learning Environments For Sustainability, Equity and Access

One of the biggest challenges educators face today is providing students with equitable learning opportunities. We must ensure our students are provided a diverse and equitable educational experience, and how technology serves as critical component while incorporating a culturally relevant and cultural responsive pedagogy to any content area.

    1. Create opportunities to ensure every voice is heard.
    2. Allow for multiple methods to represent knowledge and understanding. Do not limit evaluations or assessments to one mechanism ie. multiple choice tests.
    3. Provide guidance and opportunities its for students to make real-life connections between academic content and the local neighborhood, culture, environment and resources.
    4. Inclusion: encourage and seek out images and stories that provide authentic representations in your classroom curriculum ie. the voices of the non-dominant population.
    5. Question Formulation Technique (QFT): Allow students to ask questions about other experiences than they might not be seeing in the novel or textbooks.
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