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8 Ways to Teach Multilinguals Using Podcasts and Video

During our webinar with career teacher, consultant, and author Tan K. Huynh, he led us through his approach to teaching multilinguals using podcasts and video. His goal is to use comprehensible input, as defined by linguist and education researcher Dr. Stephen Krashen.  “The focus when you’re working with multilingual students is comprehensible input,” says Huynh,…

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Teaching Content and Language Together Using Multimedia — Podcasts, Videos, and More!

Listenwise values the recommended instructional best practice of integrating content and language learning. Doing so is one of the four “Big Ideas” framing the updated WIDA 2020 ELD Standards Framework. Content–language integration means “multilingual learners develop content and language concurrently, with academic content as a context for language learning and language as a means for…

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Developing Academic Language Through WIDA’s Key Language Uses With Multimodal Lessons

In order to help prioritize and organize the integration of content and language, WIDA has identified four Key Language Uses:  NarrateInformExplainArgue These provide focus through an increased emphasis on pedagogy that highlights genres as a way of organizing language use. WIDA’s Key Language Uses also provide a helpful framework for prioritizing academic language development. Each…

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What Educators Are Saying: Our New ELD Lesson Library

Our teachers (left to right):Roxana Castro, 4-6 dual language, CASarah Choe, K-5 SpEd teacher, CORobin Hinchcliffe, EL Coordinator, CA We officially launched our ELD Lesson Library and teachers are already talking!  Today we’re sharing a conversation we had with three incredible EL educators, two from California and one from Colorado. Each of these teachers has…

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Applying the CASEL Framework with Podcasts to Teach SEL Skills

How can podcasts teach SEL skills? Can podcasts provide opportunities for teachers to integrate the CASEL framework in their classroom? Absolutely, according to California social studies teacher Dr. Scott Petri.  In 2021, we hosted a webinar with Dr. Petri where he shared practical teaching strategies for using podcasts to teach SEL skills to students. Did…

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How Podcast Lessons Can Build Critical Listening Skills with Multilinguals

We recently held a webinar with author, educator, and multilingual thought leader Valentina Gonzalez, “Building the Listening-Reading Connection for Multilinguals.” In this webinar, Gonzalez shared her valuable perspective on teaching both reading and listening skills to English language learners. Additionally, she shared two classroom strategies for teachers who want to leverage podcasts to deepen their…

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Podcast Solutions for Learning Loss

Listenwise podcasts are a helpful and easy-to-implement solution to make the most of teaching and learning time!  Given the interruptions to academic instruction that COVID-19 challenges have presented, we’ve shared instructional ideas below to help teachers feel confident that they are using our podcasts in the most effective ways to support their students’ learning goals. …

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Podcast Lessons to Address TEKS & ELPS Standards for TELPAS

Texas educators: did you know that Listenwise podcasts can help teachers and students address reading and writing standards on the TEKS? Many educators overlook that the seven strands of essential knowledge and skills for RLA incorporate the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). In this blog post, we will share how Listenwise…

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Teaching Resources for Discussing the Conflict in Ukraine

Like many of you, Listenwise is following news about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with an eye for information and perspectives that could be useful for classroom instruction. We’ve heard from many teachers that they are struggling to find sufficient age-appropriate content from trustworthy sources to share with their students. We see ourselves as uniquely positioned…

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Three Substitute Lesson Ideas Using Podcasts

Listenwise is so easy to implement that it’s even a great digital tool to use if you are absent and have a substitute teacher with limited teaching experience. That’s why we are excited to debut this collection of substitute lesson ideas that will not only help you but also make it easier for anyone taking…

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