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ELL Strategies Webinar Recording Now Available

October 07, 2020 | Ben Grimley |

More than 750 ESL teachers, specialists, and coordinators joined us on September 30th for our webinar English Learners: Strategies for Digital Learning and the Language of Academic Content. Many thanks to our sponsor, 
This abridged version (42 minutes) presents digital learning strategies and resources, including both freely available tools and features of the Speak Agent platform.

Who Should Watch This Video?

K-12 teachers of English Learners, and school and district leaders concerned about the equity gap for ELLs

Qualifies for an EdWeb CE Certificate.

Polling Data

Prior to the start of the presentation, Digital Promise polled participants. (The data are courtesy of As you can see below, engagement remains the dominant teaching challenge among respondents. Virtually all respondents are witnessing a significant impact on ELL student learning due to the pandemic. This means we still have much work to do to fight the COVID slide.

edWebinar Poll results ELL Strategies


Verbatim Feedback from Participants

  • This was a great Webinar, it was amazing. It had a lot of great ideas and resources that will definitely make teaching easier, more fun, and helpful.
  • I really enjoyed the presentation. I learned about several new technology resources that I can easily start using with my students.
  • I can immediately use these valuable, exciting ideas.
  • Today's presentation was great, it is an easy program to follow.
  • Great information & ideas as well as the timing of the Webinar: Sweet, short & to the point.
  • Great resources for math and science. I like the language integration piece.
  • I was afraid that this was going to be a sales presentation, but many of the tools were free. The presenters were very knowledgable about the tools that they were speaking about. I will definitely be going back to the webinar recording.
  • I never knew how much digital technology can be used for language learning in specific ways.
  • Wonderful incorporation of free and paid apps as well as discussing all grade levels, ability levels, and content!
Ben Grimley

Written by Ben Grimley

Ben is CEO and Co-Founder of Speak Agent, Inc.