Join us for upcoming events hosted by the SABES PD Center for Distance Learning and Technology Support!

Techiquette: The Emily Post of Online Etiquette: A Two-Part Webinar Series Facilitated by Marie LeBlanc

In these webinars, you will gain professional communication skills for social media and networking and learn how to recognize and handle negative situations when using email, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, texting, online learning, and mobile devices. Please note: Both sessions are required.

  • Session 1: January 5: The first session discusses the different types of social media and the best practices for communication etiquette in a variety of settings. You will perform activities to acquire knowledge about technical etiquette and get lesson ideas. A homework project will be assigned.
  • Session 2: January 12: You will share your project, and it will be reviewed by other participants. We will also address the future of etiquette in technology.

For more information and to register visit: http://sabes.org/event/3761.

 

Using Tablets to Teach—and Learn—in the ESOL Classroom: A Three-Part Hybrid Course (Boston/Hybrid) Facilitated by Mei Ngo

  • Part 1: January 6: This is a 3-hour face-to-face session at World Education in Boston, at which you will explore an assortment of apps and websites to integrate into your teaching.
  • Part 2: During the month of January: After the workshop, you’ll have three weeks to prepare and use your ideas with your students before participating in an online discussion forum with your colleagues and the workshop facilitator.
  • Part 3: February 3: During this 1-hour webinar, you will share what you implemented, what went well, and what you would do differently.

For more information and to register visit: http://sabes.org/event/2991.

 

Interactive-ate! Using Mobile Apps to Engage Your Students: A Menu of Three Webinars (Online) Facilitated by Christopher Bourret

Certain mobile response apps contain interactive features that teachers can use to encourage total student participation in their classes. This means all students are engaged at the same time, doing fun activities. These apps have been shown to positively change the excitement level of your students and give you instant feedback you can use to further direct instruction. The apps are also applicable to any subject matter you teach. Moreover, students can use these resources with just their cell phones—no need to set up laptops or take trips to a computer lab! Each app gives students instant feedback, and allows them to participate in activities together at the same time.

The three apps in this series have their own look and feel, and you may find one or more useful, depending on the types of activities each app provides. Visit the below links for more information or to sign up for any or all of the sessions:

  • Session 1: January 18: PollEverywhere allows you to create fun, interactive, and visually appealing polls with your audience in real time.
  • Session 2: January 25: Kahoot is an engaging app that allows you to create in-class interactive learning games using music and bright colors to gamify learning.
  • Session 3: February 1: Socrative includes a variety of activity types along with a quiz feature and a grading center that records students' performance.  
  • A final session is your choice between February 15 or March 1.  One final session is required.

 

Yearning to Learn: A Class Research Adventure: A Three-Part Hybrid Workshop (Boston/Hybrid) Facilitated by Marianna Geraskina

ESOL groups are usually not leveled according to students' tech skills, and so they include students of widely varying tech competency levels. The workshop provides the opportunity to explore practical and efficient ways to help students develop technology competency while using the multilevel character of a typical ESOL group to students' advantage. Please note: All three parts are required.

  • Part 1: January 20: At this 2-hour face-to-face workshop at El Centro del Cardenal in Boston, you will learn the methodology of a versatile technology-based project focused on developing students' digital literacy and basic research skills.
  • Part 2: Between January 20 and March 17: You will develop similar projects, and with support, carry them out with your students, and receive support in an online discussion that will take 1 hour to participate in.
  • Part 3: March 17: At this 1-hour final webinar, you will share your experiences and receive feedback.

For more information and to register visit: http://sabes.org/event/3011.

 

Interactive Whiteboards to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century Student: A Three-Part Workshop (Boston/Hybrid) Facilitated by Marie LeBlanc

The interactive whiteboard is a tool that teachers and tutors may use to engage students at any level by creating interactive lessons for a multitude of subjects. Learn about three interactive whiteboard options—including one that is free — and how and why you may want to use it in your class. Please note: All three sessions are required.

Not sure what an interactive whiteboard is or what it can allow you and your students to do? View the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqlxmq7_zI4

  • Session 1: January 23: This 5-hour face-to-face session takes place at the International Institute of New England in Boston. This session introduces 3 options in interactive whiteboard technology: the Smart Board, the IPevo Whiteboard System, and a free cloud-based product called Classflow. Participate in lessons and view activities and resources that will enhance your students' learning experience. Homework is assigned for Session 2 to create your own lesson.
  • Optional: 1 hour "virtual office" support online to help get prepared for Session 2.
  • Session 2: January 30: This is a 1-hour webinar (required). To increase your knowledge and confidence in interactive whiteboard use, you will share the lesson you created as homework. Learn about cool accessories that may be used with an interactive whiteboard!
  • Session 3: February 6: This is a 1-hour webinar (required) that allows you to evaluate your new skills and hear suggestions on how to refine them.

For more information and to register visit: http://sabes.org/event/3731.

 

Interactive Whiteboards to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century Student: A Three-Part Workshop (Ludlow/Hybrid) Facilitated by Marie LeBlanc

The interactive whiteboard is a tool that teachers and tutors may use to engage students at any level by creating interactive lessons for a multitude of subjects. Learn about three interactive whiteboard options—including one that is free — and how and why you may want to use it in your class. Please note: All three sessions are required.

Not sure what an interactive whiteboard is or what it can allow you and your students to do? View the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqlxmq7_zI4 

  • Session 1: January 23: This 5-hour face-to-face session takes place at the International Institute of New England in Boston. This session introduces 3 options in interactive whiteboard technology: the Smart Board, the IPevo Whiteboard System, and a free cloud-based product called Classflow. Participate in lessons and view activities and resources that will enhance your students' learning experience. Homework is assigned for Session 2 to create your own lesson.
  • Optional: 1 hour "virtual office" support online to help get prepared for Session 2.
  • Session 2: January 30: This is a 1-hour webinar (required). To increase your knowledge and confidence in interactive whiteboard use, you will share the lesson you created as homework. Learn about cool accessories that may be used with an interactive whiteboard!
  • Session 3: February 6: This is a 1-hour webinar (required) that allows you to evaluate your new skills and hear suggestions on how to refine them.

For more information and to register visit: http://sabes.org/event/3446.

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