Getting Smart About Middlebury Interactive’s Innovative Tools for English Language Learners
Getting Smart, a leading source for research, news and analysis in education innovation, has highlighted Middlebury Interactive Languages’ programs for English Language Learners (ELL) as a top new education solution for this fast-growing student demographic. The new report, Supporting English Language Learners with Next-Gen Tools, outlines the achievement gaps faced by ELLs, who compose 10 percent of our national student population—or approximately 5 million students.
The report was funded in part by the Gates Foundation. It identifies innovative tools and solutions, including Middlebury Interactive’s digital ELL curriculum, that are working in different ways to close the achievement gap and put more non-native English speakers on a path to academic and career success.
In addition, Getting Smart identifies the “10 Key Elements of Next-Gen English Language Learning,” which “summarize and represent current influences and factors that impact reaching, teaching and meeting the needs of all ELLs.” Many of these key elements, including an emphasis on culture, connecting to the community and personalized learning, are addressed by our ELL programs, but Getting Smart specifically highlights Middlebury Interactive’s “Tech Integration In The Classroom” in a blended-learning setting by featuring a lengthy excerpt from a recent acticle by our CEO Jane Swift: Rising to the Challenge: Digital Tools, Rigorous Curriculum Key to ELL Success.
We are very pleased to be recognized by Getting Smart and encourage you to read the full report here.