After School Tutorial Program for E.S.L. Students Utilizing Pre-service Teachers and Laptop Comuters
Joyce Armstrong, Maureen Gaffney, King's College, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The single greatest factor in improving student achievement is the quality of the teacher in the classroom. This study was devised to assist pre-service teachers in the development of their observational skills and to develop the pedagogy in the use of reading aloud and internet work with children who do not speak English as their primary language.The first year of this study attempted to create a model literacy program within a public schools after school program by offering read aloud times and tutorial time to English as a Second Language Students. The program will be used for pre-service teacher training in the development of observational skills and to develop language and vocabulary skills with elementary age students through the use technology.
Armstrong, J. & Gaffney, M. (2006). After School Tutorial Program for E.S.L. Students Utilizing Pre-service Teachers and Laptop Comuters. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3297-3301). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).