In this 1.5 hour virtual session held on Zoom, teachers will move beyond the basics to learn how to use breakout rooms, share a presentation, stream a video, save screens, and record sessions to foster effective remote ESOL instruction using the Zoom teleconferencing platform.
Registrants will be sent an invitation to Zoom via email. (Note: This session will be held once on Wednesday, April 8th from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and again on Monday, April 13th from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please register for one session only).
ESOL teachers with basic experience using Zoom (comfortable setting up and hosting meetings and using communication tools)
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
In this virtual session held on Zoom, teachers will have an opportunity to explore additional features in the Zoom teleconference platform that enhance online ESOL instruction:
- Presenting Content: Sharing Google slides or a PowerPoint presentation with students to provide guided visuals and notes while facilitating a discussion; using a white board for class brainstorms; streaming videos from Ted Talks, YouTube, and other sites; adjusting settings to optimize video and audio quality
- Using Breakout Rooms: Assigning students into pairs or small groups to increase their opportunities for speaking and listening, and to differentiate instruction; rotating among breakout rooms; and monitoring student interaction
- Performing Formative Assessment: Using video and chat recording and other Zoom features
- Extending the Lesson/Promoting Persistence: Saving copies of chat, whiteboard notes and recordings; sharing content with absentees; and providing opportunities for student review
Share a presentation with students while facilitating a discussion
- Stream videos during a meeting to spark discussion or share educational content
- Assign students to breakout rooms and monitor participation
- Save notes and recordings from meetings to share with students
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to: