This session will introduce participants to ten effective strategies for introducing civic literacy into the adult ESOL classroom. This is a repeat of the session offered last spring.
Please note: You will access Zoom and other support materials via Blackboard. You cannot access this online course through 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 Zoom session. If you do not receive these instructions, please check your Spam folder and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- All ESOL Instructors
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
Civic literacy provides adult ESOL learners with a fundamental understanding of what is needed to participate in U.S democracy and what their rights and obligations are as citizens and residents. This foundation is critical to their civic efficacy and civic engagement. Participants will be provided with ten effective strategies, aligned with the civics standards in the MA ELPS, for introducing civic literacy into the adult ESOL classroom, as well as concrete examples, best practices, and pertinent handouts with ideas and resources. A later session in January, 2022 will focus on the perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors associated with civic efficacy and engagement.
- Describe the key concepts of civic literacy, civic engagement, and civic efficacy
Explain how civic literacy and related language development contribute to adult immigrants’ societal participation
- Adopt and adapt strategies, resources, and tools presented to incorporate civic literacy to your adult ESOL learning environment
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
Ability to participate in a Zoom meeting.