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March 14, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Using a Video Game to Teach Academically Complex Social Studies Language and Content to ELLs


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Using a Video Game to Teach Academically Complex Social Studies Language and Content to ELLs


March 14, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT







Good for Parents
Grade Level PreK, Grades K-12, Professional Development

About This Webinar

Join iCivics and Share My Lesson for a webinar on game based learning that will engage your English language learner students (ELLs).

Learn all about iCivics' wildly popular and newly upgraded game, Do I Have a Right?, now featuring English language voiceover, an embedded glossary, an illustrated "Rights Review", and a brand new digital scaffolding tool. There's even an option to play in Spanish (¿Tengo Algún Derecho?) ! But the game is just the meat of the iCivics game sandwich. Come explore all of the new resources to make the sandwich complete, including a new Extension Pack with suggested ELL modifications for different levels of language learners and an illustrated Amendments Guide. This workshop is designed for social studies and ELA teachers alike. Whether you have a classroom full of language learners or just one, it's a "can't miss" professional learning experience to help make the academically complex language and content of the Constitution more accessible to all learners.

Enjoy this resource on teaching ELLs?

Check out more free lesson plans and resources on Share My Lesson in the English Language Learners (ELL) Collection.


Taylor Davis is a Curriculum Associate at iCivics, Inc.—a nonpartisan educational nonprofit committed to engaging students in meaningful civic learning. Taylor’s primary role includes producing high-quality curriculum resources that make teaching and learning about civic life accessible, easy, and fun. Taylor has a particular interest in helping students realize that education, in all forms, unlocks doors and charts new paths. Prior to joining iCivics, Taylor worked with middle and high school students as an English teacher for six years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Teaching degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. When not typing at lightning speed or wading knee-deep in a pool of words, Taylor can be found exploring countries and cultures across the world.

Kristen Chapron gained expertise in content and pedagogy as an editor of Spanish textbooks at Vista Higher Learning. She then worked as a Developmental Editor with a variety of other publishers on print and technology components. She has worked with Spanish and ELL materials and is a certified Prime V2 Trained Correlator (WIDA). Kristen also taught Spanish at the high school, college, and elementary levels. She joined iCivics in 2017 as the ELL Project Lead, which involved organizing and hosting a convening of ELL pedagogy and practitioner experts. She collaborated with a team to create and implement ELL supports and the Spanish translation of Do I Have A Right? (¿Tengo algún derecho?) and continues to work on new ELL endeavors for the organization

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.




February 10, 2020
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