This session provides customized, just-in-time support for ESOL practitioners who have challenges and questions about effective teaching and learning with Zoom tools.
- ESOL teachers of adult learners at all levels of English language proficiency
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
This PD opportunity is designed for ESOL teachers to address questions and/or challenges that arise when using Zoom tools. It addresses the four key areas of instruction (engagement, presentation, formative assessment, and practice) in order to improve learners’ experience during remote classes.
The 2-hour session is divided into four, 30-minute, segments, each focused on a particular element of the Zoom platform and its relationship to ESOL instruction:
- Section 1 (11:00-11:30 a.m.) focuses on basic Zoom tools for engagement and formative assessment (chat, reactions, views, and polls).
- Section 2 (11:30-12:00 p.m.) focuses on interactive presentation of content in Zoom (screen sharing and annotation).
- Section 3 (12:00-12:30 p.m.) focuses on guided and communicative practice tasks using breakout rooms.
- Section 4 (12:30-1:00 p.m.) is an open Q&A session based on questions submitted via a Google doc prior to the session.
This session is somewhat unconventional in that participants are invited to drop in only for the segments that meet their needs, or they may choose to attend for the full 2 hours.
To ensure that we are able to meet the needs of all attending, please take a moment to complete this Google Form: The Good Struggle
In each segment, participants will briefly review and practice across devices (i.e. computers and smartphones) the tools associated with that segment and have opportunities to ask related questions as they arise.
Please sign into the session on the device you use to host your classes as well as on a smartphone or Chromebook.
- Address questions and/or challenges that arise when using Zoom tools in order to improve your and your learners’ experience during remote instruction
- Identify ways to troubleshoot and research solutions for issues with online instruction
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to: