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Overview: 

This three-part webinar series offers a real-time community of practice through which you will explore ways to integrate career exploration, career readiness, and career training skills through contextualized ESOL in beginning through advanced levels.

Audience: 

This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ESOL teachers who are familiar with the CCR Standards and who would like to expand their repertoire of career readiness strategies and techniques in their English language instruction
Description: 

In light of the skills and training needed for high-demand careers, our field has acknowledged the need to expand the scope of learning opportunities offered to our adult English language learners at every class level. This webinar series provides a real-time community of practice through which you will explore ways to integrate career exploration, career readiness, and career training skills through contextualized ESOL in beginning through advanced levels.

With guidance and support from Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, (a respected national TESOL trainer, author, and presenter on college and career readiness), you will engage with other participants using materials from the LINCS ESL Pro Project (videos, readings, interviews, and evidence-based resources) to enhance and refine English language instruction focused on preparing learners for work and career pathways.

Each of the 1.5 hour-interactive online sessions introduces and discusses concepts, materials, and instructional strategies associated with contextualized instruction for work and career pathways. Between sessions, you will apply the concepts and strategies to your own instruction, bringing your experiences back to the online community for a live discussion. As a member of the online community, you should expect to devote two hours a month building your background knowledge through brief readings, videos, and mini-podcasts and preparing lesson materials to try out in your practice.

Prior to the first webinar session, you will be asked to read the issue brief: Preparing Adult English Learners for Work and Career Pathways and to register for LINCS at https://lincs.ed.gov/programs/eslpro.

Session 1 (December 9, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.):

  • Setting your inquiry
  • Overview of contextualization in ESOL instruction
  • Self-assessment and goal setting

Between sessions: Brief readings, videos, and mini-podcasts; preparing lesson materials to try out in your practice

Session 2 (January 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.):

  • Checking in on your challenges and successes
  • Questioning strategies with workplace materials
  • Exploring team tasks to build employability

Between sessions: Brief readings, videos, and mini-podcasts; preparing lesson materials to try out in your practice

Session 3 (February 24, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.):

  • Checking in on your challenges and successes
  • Next steps: Refining your practice

The total number of professional development hours for this offering is 10.

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • State the rationale for contextualizing ESOL instruction for work and career pathways
  • Develop strategies for infusing career awareness in ESOL lessons
  • Employ multilevel questioning strategies and text-dependent questions with workplace content
  • Use team tasks to build employability skills
  • Identify supports needed for effective contextualization
Prerequisites: 

Prior to the first webinar session, we ask that you  read the issue brief: Preparing Adult English Learners for Work and Career Pathways, available at https://lincs.ed.gov/programs/eslpro

Log on information will be emailed to all registrants.

Date: 
12/09/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
01/20/2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
02/24/2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: 
PD Center: 
Topic Area: 
College and Career Readiness
ESOL/English Language Learner
PDP Eligible: 
Yes