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Listening to student voice


Language analysis and professional development support for teachers, coaches and administrators

 

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Listening to student voice


Language analysis and professional development support for teachers, coaches and administrators

 

 

The Challenge

21st century skills – communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity – call on schools to put student communication at the forefront of student's learning experience.

New standards reflect a focus on the language practices that all students need – making an historical claim, constructing a mathematical explanation, or expressing a scientific hypothesis. It is critical that school systems provide support to English Language Learners and their teachers to develop these practices.

However, schools have no way of collecting, learning from and improving on students' current academic uses of language.

 
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Capturing and analyzing student language


Capturing and analyzing student language


 

OUR APP AND LANGUAGE PORTAL PROVIDE EDUCATORS THE ABILITY TO ...

 
 
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1. Elicit and capture student talk

Use any iOS, Android device (or web browser) to capture student to student, teacher to student, or individual student interactions.

Use built-in data fields to tag discourse records by subject area, grade levels and English Language learner proficiency level.  


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2. Access and analyze student transcriptions

Access your students' securely stored data through a web-based language repository portal. Edit computer-based transcription of audio files or request human transcription right from the portal.

Teachers, coaches and administrators can access students' language samples and filter and sort by subject, grade level, or english language proficiency for use in professional development settings. 


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3. Determine professional development needs

With support from Proximal Path consultants, devise professional development configurations that respond to needs identified in student language samples. 


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4. Implement new strategies and analyze data

Teachers implement strategies learned in professional development, collect additional language samples and analyze these samples to determine effectiveness and next steps.