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Overview

In this participatory workshop, you will develop ESOL instructional units using the Backward Design approach, which aligns learning outcomes, assessments, activities, and the MA English Language Proficiency Standards. 

Please note: This course will take place in Blackboard where you will find all virtual session information, course materials, and additional resources. You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive an email with further instructions as the course date approaches.

    Audience

    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ESOL teachers and directors involved in writing ESOL unit plans for their program’s curriculum
Description

In this online, multi-session workshop, we will examine the components of a thematic ESOL unit plan and walk through the Backward Design approach to instructional planning. You will develop two unit plans—one collaboratively during the virtual sessions with a small group and one individually during the independent, asynchronous sessions. Workshop facilitators will review everyone’s unit plans and offer constructive feedback.

The workshop is based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL, Standard Four: Curriculum and Instructional Planning.

The series includes three facilitated virtual sessions and three asynchronous, independent modules, all accessed through Blackboard. Participation in all three webinars and the independent modules is required.

Module 1:  The course opens with about an hour of independent work (September 30, 2022)

Module 2:  2-hour virtual session A (October 7, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.) 

Module 3:  1 hour of independent work (interim session)

Module 4:  2-hour virtual session B (October 21, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) 

Module 5:  1 hour of independent work (interim session)

Module 6:  2-hour virtual session C (November 4, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.) 

Total PD hours: 8–10

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the three stages of the Backward Design approach to curriculum development
  • Describe the key design elements in planning an instructional unit
  • Apply the three stages of Backward Design to develop a thematic unit plan
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
Date
09/30/2022 - 8:00 am
10/07/2022 - 1:00 pm to 10/07/2022 - 3:00 pm
10/21/2022 - 1:00 pm to 10/21/2022 - 3:00 pm
11/04/2022 - 1:00 pm to 11/04/2022 - 3:00 pm
End Date
Location

Zoom
United States

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