Yes, there are ways you can assess the digital literacy skills of your beginner-level English language learners! You will learn about teacher-tested tools and approaches you can use right now and when planning your program’s next new student intake event. 

With students’ assessment information, you can:

  • Understand their needs before class starts to inform teacher and program planning and to ensure equitable and high-quality experiences 
  • Work  with them to set digital literacy goals
  • Document skill development so they and you can celebrate their progress

Your participation includes two parts: viewing a recorded webinar and participating in a live webinar to exchange plans for implementation with your students.

If your program has successful practices, we would love to hear about them! To inform our discussion, we also want to know what your questions about this topic are. By May 17, please post both to our Digital Literacy Tools for a Purpose Padlet. (Link opens in a new window.)


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers, digital literacy support staff, program leaders, and anyone at any level of experience in this topic working with students with beginner-level English

Part 1: 

Anytime between now and 5/24, on your own schedule, view a 1.5-hour recorded webinar that will guide an exploration of assessment tools and approaches that can help you and your beginner-level English language learners gain an understanding of their digital literacy skills.

Part 2: 

You will participate in an exchange with staff from other programs on ideas and practices for assessing learners with beginner-level English skills.  

For more information, contact Diana Satin at dianarsatin@gmail.com.

Several days before the event, Juliana at juliana_campellone@worlded.org or Kathleen at kathleen_oconnell@worlded.org will send you an email with the Zoom link.

This session is one in a series of Digital Literacy Tools With a Purpose workshops designed to help teachers and other staff identify and use technology resources and tools for specific purposes. Other events in this series include:

If you’re interested in digital literacy, be sure to check out our Digital Literacy Discussion from the SABES Program Support PD Center.

Sign up for notifications to hear about other PD in this strand: To receive alerts for similar events, make sure you’re signed up for notifications. Sign into your SABES account, click the “My Account” tab→ “select My Notifications” tab, and check off Program Support - Digital Literacy.” 

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate tools and approaches for assessing digital literacy skills of students with beginner-level English skills
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
05/24/2024 - 11:00 am to 05/24/2024 - 12:00 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Digital Literacy
Topic Area
Digital Literacy
Distance and Blended Learning
PDP Eligible