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In this two-hour Zoom session, instructors focus on planning a remote ESOL lesson that effectively integrates technology and aligns objectives, assessments, and virtual learning tasks.

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 instructors of all levels with a Zoom account and basic understanding of the Zoom platform (see prerequisites below)

In this interactive session, you will first apply the principles of backward-design to analyze and evaluate Zoom-based ESOL lessons and then create a lesson that helps learners:

  • Engage with and explore content
  • Collaborate to demonstrate their learning
  • Reflect on their progress

Using a "choice board" approach, you will have the option to work independently or collaborate with colleagues to develop an ESOL lesson for your learners that aligns objectives, assessments, and virtual learning tasks; appropriately and effectively integrates technology; and focuses on specific language strategies, digital skills, and interpersonal skills. 

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Use backward design principles for remote lesson planning to select Zoom tasks and activities that align with your ESOL lesson objective and assessment
  • Use breakout rooms and share screen tools to increase learner engagement and provide intentional instruction in collaboration, problem-solving, communication and other soft skills
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
  • A Zoom account (to practice with):
  • Ability to locate and use the following Zoom tools:
    • Gallery, Speakers, and Pinned Views
    • Chat
    • Reactions
    • Share screen
    • Whiteboard
    • Annotation
    • Breakout rooms
  • Familiarity with Google Slides and Google Docs is recommended.
02/09/2022 - 2:00 pm to 02/09/2022 - 4:00 pm

United States

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