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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.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ESOL teachers of intermediate English learners
  • ESOL teachers with familiarity of basic Zoom features

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.

    Learning Objectives

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

  • 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
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Familiarity with basic Zoom features 

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