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Overview

This workshop explores several engaging tools that instructors can use to prepare students for the naturalization process, which includes the interview, civics test, reading and writing tests, and speaking test (based on questions and definitions from the N-400 application).

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 jharrington@qcc.mass.edu

    Audience

    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Any teacher helping to prepare students for U.S. citizenship testing
Description

In this two-part workshop, we explore several engaging tools that instructors can use to prepare students for naturalization process, which includes the interview, civics test, reading and writing tests, and speaking test (based on questions and definitions from the N-400 application). Learn how to use tools like Quizizz, Edpuzzle, Flippity, and Padlet specifically for citizenship content, whether teaching online or in person. The presenter will also demonstrate several high-quality citizenship resources that can form the basis of lessons or that students can use for independent study.

Between the two sessions, participants are encouraged to practice creating lessons and activities with the tools mentioned above, and the presenter will provide feedback.

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Design activities using tech tools in order to prepare students for the naturalization interview
  • Create engaging, tech-based lessons that will help students pass the civics test, the reading and writing tests, and the speaking test
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
Prerequisites

Participants should be comfortable using Zoom and toggling between Zoom and other windows.

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Location

United States

PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Civics and Citizenship
Digital Literacy
Distance and Blended Learning
ESOL/English Learners