This online facilitated session explores how teachers of adult learners can vary content, instructional processes, and assessments of learning outcomes to assure success for learners with varying backgrounds, levels, and needs. We provide examples for English learners at beginning through advanced levels, as well as for those learners whose first language is English. You will consider applications to both online and in-person classes.
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 a separate email one to two days before the course begins with instructions on how to access the Zoom session. If you do not receive these instructions, please check your Spam folder and/or send an email to email@example.com.
- Adult Education and ESOL teachers
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
Multilevel classes are a reality of just about every adult education and English language program and should not be considered a deterrent to providing rigorous instruction for all students. In this session, we explore a systematic approach to differentiating instruction in both online and in-person environments to provide an optimal learning environment for everyone. You will see how to vary content, instructional processes, and products or assessments of learning outcomes to assure success for learners with varying backgrounds, levels, and needs. You will explore ways to help all learners access the complex texts and rigorous activities in your classes. We provide examples for English learners at beginning through advanced levels, as well as for those whose first language is English. Discussions will include participants’ application of this approach to their settings.
- Identify the characteristics of a multilevel class beyond proficiency levels
- Identify ways to differentiate the content, instructional processes, and products by design as part of the planning process
- Apply a process of differentiating content, instructional processes, and products by design with instructional tasks from your own setting
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
ESOL teachers will benefit from watching the video, ESOL Instructional Delivery, which shows how differentiated instruction aligns to the MA ESOL Professional Standard Six: Instructional Delivery.