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This session is designed to support ESOL teachers new to the Zoom classroom by providing an overview of the essential features of Zoom, demonstrating them, and providing opportunities to practice.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Adult ESOL teachers new to teaching on Zoom or those in need of a review and/or refresher

In this "webshop," you will experience and process a variety of ESOL activities using the basic features of Zoom:

  • views (chain drill and oral reports)
  • polling (gathering and reporting on data)
  • reactions (nonverbal response for formative assessment)
  • screensharing (mini-lectures and note-taking)
  • whiteboard (drawing and categorizing)
  • breakout rooms (pair and team tasks)

In addition, the facilitator will share settings tips to help learners fully engage in the Zoom class. 

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Use essential Zoom features to support learner-centered, standards-aligned English language instruction
  • Plan instructional activities that foster a learners' voice and choice
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Watch the Tiny Video: Learners on Smartphones on Zoom: Basic Features (

Have the latest version of Zoom on a computer and a smartphone. 



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