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In this 1.5 hour virtual meeting held on Zoom, teachers will learn the basic tools necessary to host a class on Zoom, including setting up and hosting meetings, managing communication, and sharing a screen within a class.

Registrants will be sent an invitation to the Zoom session via email. (Note: The Part 1 session will be offered on Wednesday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. andĀ again on Monday, April 13th from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Please register for one session only).


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ESOL teachers of learners at all proficiency levels with little or no experience using Zoom

In this virtual meeting held on Zoom, teachers will learn the essential elements necessary to host a class using the Zoom teleconference platform. Presenters will provide an overview of severalĀ  tools necessary to begin hosting a successful online class:

  1. Steps to set up and host a meeting: Create a meeting link with recommended settings, and invite students to participate by computer, hand-held device, or phone call-in
  2. Communication tools: Management of microphones and instruction tips for students to raise virtual hands or chat in the meeting
  3. Screen sharing: Projection of a Google document or other open page
  4. Classroom management: Record a session, private chat, manage reactions
    Learning Objectives

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

  • Set up a Zoom meeting and invite students to participate
  • Understand what learners see in the Zoom mobile app
  • Direct students to use microphones, public and private chatrooms, and virtual hands
  • Share screens in Zoom to show an agenda and use a whiteboard to take notes or draw pictures in a discussion
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