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English Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 4, April 2019

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Issue Theme: Mixed Realities and Learning

  • A Blended Approach to ELA Instruction [FREE ACCESS]

    Kristie Hofelich Ennis

    Abstract: Searching for ways to effectively use technology in English classrooms as a doctoral student, classroom teacher, and ELA consultant led the author to a transformational co-teaching experience that not only made effective use of tech tools and redefined the “school” experience but also increased student ownership of learning in new ways and decreased teacher workload. This article shares how this planning can work.

    Keywords: 21st Century Literacy, Collaboration, Writers Workshop, 21st century teaching

  • Cluing In to Student Engagement: Using BreakoutEDU in the Classroom

    Jocelyn Painter

    Abstract: ELQ editor Elaine Simos talks with instructional coach Jocelyn Painter about strategies for using breakout-type lessons to engage more students in learning, regardless of the subject matter. Whether using physical materials in the ways escape rooms do or using digital problem-solving skills, this leading-edge lesson design is showing much promise in getting students to dig deep in ways they don’t with traditional lessons.

    Keywords: Differentiated Instruction, differentiated learning, cross disciplinary curriculum, BreakoutEdu, digital breakout, mixed realities

  • Developing Opportunity Youths’ Literacy, Creativity, and Critical Thinking through PBSL: Facilitating Twenty-First-Century Learning and Mixed Realities

    Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, Lynn Daniel, and Margaret Aker

    Abstract: In this article, the authors propose project-based service learning (PBSL), an approach to literacy instruction, as a viable framework for facilitating 21st century learning and mixed realities to develop opportunity youths’ literacy skills, creativity, and critical thinking in their classrooms

    Keywords: critical thinking, Service Learning, Project-based Learning, mixed realities, opportunity youth, PBSL, project-based service learning

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