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In this 1.5 hour virtual meeting in Blackboard Collaborate, teachers will explore how to transition successfully to remote ESOL instruction that meets the needs of learners at every language proficiency level.

Please note: This course is a Blackboard course housed at Quinsigamond Community College. You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ESOL teachers of learners at all proficiency levels

In this virtual meeting, teachers explore key elements to a successful transition to remote ESOL instruction, including needs assessment, strategies for differentiation, selection of tools for communication and instructional management, and synchronous and asynchronous instruction approaches.  By the end of the session, participants will have a clearer idea of the choices and considerations necessary to implement a smooth transition.  

After a brief presentation by the facilitators, participants will have opportunities to share their particular concerns and questions and explore answers together.  There will also be breakout rooms based on the English proficiency level being taught so that teachers can focus on the particular needs of that level. Participants will also receive a Remote Instruction Transition Planning Resource List, which will include links to the worksheet materials.

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify options for ongoing communication with your adult ESOL students
  • Evaluate strategies for organization and delivery of remote ESOL instruction
  • Begin to plan for your transition tools & implementation
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

United States

PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ESOL/English Language Learner