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Overview

Come see how to vary content, instructional processes, and assessments of learning outcomes to ensure success for learners with varying backgrounds, levels, and needs. Examples are provided for English learners at beginning through advanced levels, and participants will find applications for both online and in-person classroom settings. 

Please note: You will access Zoom and other support materials via Blackboard. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. You cannot access the online course from the SABES website.

    Audience

    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Adult ESOL teachers, but anyone serving English learners in ABE could benefit
Description

Multilevel classes are a reality of just about every English language program and should not be considered a deterrent to learning. In this session, we explore a systematic approach to differentiating instruction in both online and in-person settings in order to provide an optimal learning environment for everyone. You will see how to vary content, instructional processes, and products or assessments of learning outcomes to ensure success for learners with varying backgrounds, levels, and needs. Examples are provided for English learners at beginning through advanced levels and participants will consider applications to their settings. 

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the characteristics of a multilevel class beyond proficiency levels
  • Identify ways to differentiate the content, instructional process, and products by design as part of the planning process
  • Apply a process of differentiating content, instructional process, and products by design with instructional tasks from your own setting
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
Prerequisites

Ability to participate in a Zoom session.

Date
to
Location

United States

PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Blended Learning
Digital Literacy
Distance Learning
Educational Leadership
ESOL/English Language Learner