Bridging the Digital Gap Through Standards & Technology
Goal #2: Training in integrating technology into teaching
Our second goal is to provide training in various technological tools for language teaching. Technology has become an integral part of life and education, and the new generations of students expect teachers to utilize technology beyond the common trio of Word, PowerPoint, and YouTube. The need for Russian teachers to become more technology-savvy is vital if Russian language programs are to be competitive. “Bridging the Gap” introduces participants to a variety of free-access software tools that can be used to create language content that would correspond to both the National Standards and TORFL approaches to Russian language teaching and testing. We will use funds from the STARTALK grant to award participants on a competitive basis for creating learning objects for a virtual library ‘RusLo’.