This two-part workshop on Blackboard focuses on developing the academic and professional oral skills of advanced level English learners as a bridge to academic and professional reading and writing through the use of appropriate online tools as well as face-to-face instructional strategies.
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:
- Instructors of High-Intermediate and Advanced Adult English Learners
In this two-part online workshop on Blackboard, we explore how to integrate all language skills in reading and writing instruction to provide rigorous, content-based lessons for advanced English learners. We consider how to implement lessons in either face-to-face or online instructional contexts, identifying online tools most appropriate to supporting learners’ ability to successfully meet targeted outcomes. A focus of the sessions is on building academic and professional oral language as a bridge to academic reading and writing. Participants will acquire skills for narrowing the lesson focus to MA ELPS benchmark priorities aligned with the core learning objectives.
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
- promote oral language as a bridge to academic and professional reading and writing
- identify reading skills and strategies learners need to employ depending on reading purposes/contexts
- develop tasks and lessons that prepare learners to write for different purposes
- select and use digital tools effectively to enhance student learning
- explain the role metacognitive strategies play in language learning