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Are you interested in learning how Google Drive and Google Docs can help you organize and structure your ESOL classes and communicate with your students? In this interactive Zoom session, we will explore how to use basic features of Google Drive and Docs, such as creating folders, creating documents from templates and from scratch, and setting editing privileges for learners. You will also learn how to teach English learners to use these features. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers of adult English learners of any proficiency level
  • ESOL teachers new to using Google Drive and Docs

Google Drive and Google Docs can help you organize your ESOL classes, communicate with students, and model digital skills. In this interactive 2-hour Zoom session, you will learn some practical ways to integrate Google Drive and Docs into remote (synchronous and asynchronous) and in-person ESOL instruction.  We will explore how to use basic features of these Google applications when leading a class, facilitating small group discussions, or tutoring one-on-one.  The presenter will also model ways to teach English learners how to use the applications and their features: 

  • Creating class folders in Google Drive
  • Accessing the Google Docs Blank Document and 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 free of charge. (
  • Although Zoom is mobile-friendly, you will greatly enhance your experience by participating from 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)
  • Lead English learners through basic features of Google Drive and Docs
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Gmail account

08/04/2022 - 10:00 am to 08/04/2022 - 12:00 pm

United States

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