2018 HEF Grant | Translation Technology 

Rachel Manzer, Victoria Cooley, Ashley Golin, EL Teachers
District Wide, English Learner Program

With the assistance of a HEF grant, the English Learner (EL) Program at HPS (led by Rachel Manzer, Victoria Cooley, and Ashley Golin) was able to purchase two sets of Pilot Smart Earbuds. This integrated system includes a cloud-based translation engine and a speech translation app that supports 15 different languages. Translation technology increases family engagement by allowing school staff to interact directly with EL parents and provides newcomer EL students with Primary Language Support (PLS) to better understand content instruction and directions.