Capstone Project Title
Increasing engagement has been an essential focal point in second language acquisition for English learners (ELs). However, further research is needed to comprehend precisely how to increase engagement of ELs during live video conferences, also known as synchronous online learning. This is especially prevalent after COVID-19 created a shift in learning, where K-12 teachers were forced to adjust their instruction to benefit from an online platform. Teachers and students had to use technology as a means of teaching and learning without proper planning for teaching online. The limited knowledge of how to instruct and engage English learners online during my student-teaching amidst the pandemic led to the research question: How can student engagement of English learners be increased in synchronous online settings? There is an increased need for enhancing engagement in online environments. Through proven research, this project synthesized that student-centered approaches and online interaction were mainly linked to enhancing engagement. The literature acquired in this capstone led to the making of a professional development workshop, which included two PD sessions for educators. The PD was intended for teachers who taught English learners or educators interested in broadening their knowledge on instructional practices for ELs within online learning. As teachers strive to better their teaching instruction, they develop skills to further support English learners in being more actively engaged in their learning.
ESL/ ELLs, Teachers/ Teaching
Vang, Pachia, "Increasing Student Engagement of English Learners in Synchronous Online Settings" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 865.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects