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In this Zoom session, you will learn some practical ways to use Google Drive and Docs (part of the Google Suite) for remote ESOL instruction to lead a class or small group or for one-on-one tutoring. We will explore how to use basic features of Google Docs, such as creating folders, creating documents from templates or from scratch, and setting or modifying editing privileges.  

    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:

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

    During our 2-hour virtual session, we will explore some of the most useful features of Google Drive and 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 and from a template
    • Setting, modifying, and sharing editing privileges
    • Using the Comments feature in Google Drive


    • 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.


      Learning Objectives

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

    • Create and share class folders in Google Drive and documents in Google Docs
    • Interact with ESOL students and collaborators by using the Comments and Chat features within Google Docs (for both synchronous and 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
    Educator Effectiveness
    ESOL/English Language Learner