During this two-part workshop on Zoom, teachers of intermediate ESOL students will learn ways to transfer and adapt their best practices to a remote learning context.
Please note: You will access Zoom and other support materials via Blackboard. You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College 1-2 days before the course begins with instructions on how to access the Blackboard course and the Zoom session.
- ESOL teachers of intermediate English learners
- ESOL teachers with familiarity of basic Zoom features
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
This workshop focuses on best practices in teaching intermediate English learners (community building, learning routines, meaningful content and context, scaffolding, differentiation, formative and summative assessment, and release of responsibility) through a combination of two 90-minute Zoom workshops and a reflective reading of the new Massachusetts ESOL Professional Standard on Instructional Delivery.
The Zoom sessions will introduce a short rationale for each instructional practice and several applied examples for both synchronous and asynchronous remote instruction using a variety of media and platforms (e.g., Zoom, WhatsApp, Google Suite, and the U.S. Postal Service). Between the two Zoom sessions, participants will read excerpts from Professional Standard 6 and consider how they implement those practices in their own unique remote instruction.
- Plan ways to adapt your best ESOL teaching practices to your remote teaching context
- Identify some of the opportunities of remote teaching
- Choose appropriate digital tools based on ESOL student accessibility and skill level
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
Familiarity with basic Zoom features