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In this session, conducted through Zoom, you will learn practical ways to use Google Docs (part of the Google Suite) for remote instruction, whether to lead a class, small group, or one-on-one tutoring. We will discuss basic features of Google Docs, for example creating folders, creating documents from templates or scratch, and setting modifying and/or editing privileges.    



  • You will need to have access to a Gmail account for this training. If you do not currently have a Google account you can create one for free. (
  • Although Zoom is mobile-friendly, you will greatly enhance your experience by participating on a laptop or desktop computer.

    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers of adult ESOL learners of any level
  • ESOL teachers new to using Google Docs

During our 2-hour session, we will explore some of the most useful features of Google Docs for synchronous and asynchronous remote instruction.

  • Creating class folders in Google Drive
  • Accessing the Google Docs blank document - Template Gallery options
  • Creating documents from scratch or from a template
  • Setting/ modifying editing privileges (sharing)
  • Using the Comments feature
    Learning Objectives

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

  • Create and share class folders (Google Drive) and documents (Google Docs)
  • Interact with students and collaborators by using the Comments and Chat features within Google Docs (synchronous or asynchronous teaching)
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

United States

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