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Is your program continuing remote instruction this fall, or will you have the opportunity for blended learning? Either way, do you have a plan for how you are going to teach ELA remotely? Examine three foundational components of remote ELA instruction--Communication, Structure & Organization, and Delivery--through an online self-paced course plus two live virtual sessions, featuring Jeannine Terra (Bristol Community College) and Brooke Machado (Boston Public Schools Department of Adult Education).


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ELA teachers, tutors and volunteers

As MA Adult Education programs plan for the new school year, this is the time to design a comprehensive plan to support adult learners. ELA Online Instructional Strategies will examine three foundational components of remote ELA instruction: Communication, Structure & Organization, and Delivery. Participants will explore a variety of online tools with ELA instruction in mind, including Google Drive, WhatsApp, Coursesites, Capture, Google Classroom, and YouTube Videos.

There are three components to this PD offering: two live 2-hour virtual sessions via Zoom, and an online self-paced course in Blackboard, for a total of 6 PD hours.

  1. Blackboard self-paced course: open from 9/21 through 10/19
  2. Live Zoom session dealing with an overview of Communication, Structure & Organization, and Delivery: Thursday, 9/24, 1:00-3:00 PM
  3. Live Zoom session delving into Structure & Organization and Delivery: Tuesday, 9/29, 1:00-3:00 PM

Please note: You cannot access this 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 Blackboard course and the Zoom sessions.

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate at least one of the best practices presented in the course
  • Describe the essential components of a communication plan with your adult learners
  • Compare options for organizing online instruction with and without a learning management system (LMS)
  • Gmail account, for course activities
  • Comfort with using the Zoom platform, for the two live virtual sessions
  • Device and web browser to access the self-paced portion of the course in Blackboard, which is best accessed via tablet, laptop, or desktop (not smart phone), within the Chrome or Firefox browsers
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PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
Digital Literacy
Distance Learning
Educator Effectiveness