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Come join your peers to learn about strategies and share best practices for creating contextualized workplace curriculum and assessments. The two-part workshop focuses on (1) developing curricula for your workplace class or program that is responsive to student and workplace needs all while building relevant language skills and (2) understanding and creating learner assessments for your workplace class or program that will inform your class planning.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Workplace education coordinators, instructors, and staff who want to deepen their understanding of delivering contextualized workplace education classes in a remote or blended context

In this session, you will hear how one workplace education (WPE) program addresses student and workplace concerns through daily, contextualized lessons in a remote workplace ESOL classroom. You will learn strategies for creating student-centered lessons that will engage learners and build relevant language skills. Participants will meet in breakout rooms to share ideas for finding contextualized workplace materials to connect your lessons to the workplace and student interests and concerns.

Next, you will hear from another WPE program about different types of assessments and ways to integrate them into your remote and/or blended WPE programs and classes. Participants will learn the difference between summative and formative assessments in a WPE context and identify a variety of assessments. In small groups, participants will practice designing their own relevant and contextualized assessments.

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify student and workplace needs and interests to help select WPE resources for classroom instruction
  • Integrate formative and summative assessments into your WPE classes
  • Design an assessment for your class

Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
End Date

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center
Topic Area
Workplace Education