Daryl Boeckers leads by example with technology in the world language classroom. He understands how, when and why to implement technology in order to best enhance a lesson or unit. Daryl’s classroom experiences range from 7th grade to graduate students in his 15-year career in P-12 education. Daryl has experience teaching Spanish 1, Spanish 2 Hybrid and Spanish 4 College in the Schools (concurrent enrollment through UMN). He currently teaches in the College of Education at the University of Minnesota preparing future language teachers to effectively integrate technologies into their curricula. Exemplary curriculum design work created by Daryl was recognized by the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures when he was presented the Percy Fearing Award for
Language Curriculum Development.
He reads, studies, writes, publishes and conferences about the effect technology has on teaching & learning world languages. His research interests include assessment, special education students in the world language classroom, differentiated instruction and hybrid teaching & learning. Grants funding his work
have facilitated digital professional development opportunities targeting world
language teachers in rural schools of Minnesota and collaborative efforts to
differentiate instruction in a Level 1 Spanish class. Attendees of Daryl’s conference
sessions and workshops have noted them as pragmatic, purposeful and
engaging. Evaluations return with high marks due to being practical, manageable and accessible.