Educators often find themselves faced with classrooms of learners who possess a variety of skills, interests, and goals. How can they individualize activities to provide both sufficient scaffolding and appropriate challenges for students at different levels of ability? How can they ensure that tasks will be stimulating and motivating for all students? And, given the myriad demands on teachers’ time, how can they do this efficiently?
In this session, drawing on principles of student autonomy, authentic materials, and task-based learning, the presenter will outline two media-based projects (one written, one oral) that educators can use to scaffold, challenge, and inspire students toward the development of content-area knowledge, skills, and level-appropriate language use.