Term

Fall 2017

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAESL

Facilitator(s)

Susan L. Manikowski

Content Expert

Brandon Auge

Abstract

The research question addressed in the project was, how can ESL educators design a program that best serves the needs of newcomer students? It documents a teacher’s use of design thinking to explore a current challenge in ESL education: newcomer programming. It integrated research in design thinking and ESL programming to create a basis for the project’s creation. Design Thinking for Educators was the selected design process. The author details how the design thinking process can be implemented particularly in secondary newcomer programs. Successes and challenges are both highlighted in the project’s description. The findings suggest that Design Thinking for Educators offers an appealing resource for educators wishing to implement design thinking for English Learners.

Project Type

Professional Development

Keywords

ESL/ ELLs

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