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MindShift: The Key to Boosting ELL Skills? Challenging Content

Read more about the Hartford ELL Program in this feature article by Mind/Shift (NPR’s national education blog).

By Katrina Schwartz


“The English language learner population in the United States is growing quickly, posing a challenge for cash-strapped schools struggling to balance the diverse needs of learners. And while technology is becoming a more ubiquitous part of the school experience, it hasn’t always been used effectively to improve the language skills of English learners. A new curriculum using both online modules and teacher-led instruction developed by Middlebury Interactive Languages in partnership with Hartford Public Schools is showing promise as an engaging way for students working on their English skills to also access challenging content.” Continue reading (via Mind/Shift).