Creating an ESOL Curriculum for Remote Teaching PF

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ESOL Curriculum for Remote Teaching Dates: 8.14, 8.21, 8.28, 9.11.20 Time: 10:00am- 1:00pm Must attend all sessions

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ESOL Remote Curriculum Development Intensive

Dates: 8.14, 8.21, 8.28, 9.11.20

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00pm

Note: If the workshop is sold out, please fill out this google form to be placed on the waiting list.

Presenters: William Linn and Judy Trupin

Description:This is a four session series that is appropriate for those who already have a face-to-face curriculum in place and want to revise it for remote learning, and those who need to know where to start; i.e. want to learn how to develop a curriculum. By the end of the series, participants will have drafted a remote curriculum for use with their program. Facilitators will be available for coaching and guidance between sessions.

Prior to the first session, participants will receive a survey to allow the facilitators to know their level of experience (if any) with curriculum development, curricular materials they currently have, and particular issues they would like to address. This will enable us to target the series to the attendees.

Session 1: The first session will begin with an overview of the process of creating a curriculum for ESOL classes and examine how a remote curriculum differs from aface-to-face curriculum. Discussion will address such questions as: Where do you start? What are the components of a curriculum? What is the relationship between a coursebook and a curriculum? What is the difference between remote and classroom-based curricula? What curricula are available on the web? Participants will also be able to share their existing curricula and identify what aspects they would like to work on. As a strategy for developing or revising a curriculum, they will be provided with guiding questions to answer prior to the next session. They will also decide whether they want to work alone or in teams to draft their curriculum.

Sessions 2 and 3: In the two next sessions, participants will have the opportunity to work alone or in teams to draft or expand on their remote learning curriculum. The two facilitators will provide links to existing curricula resources and circulate to assist each curriculum team as they work. By the end of the third session, each team will upload their curriculum draft outline. Between the third and final session, participants will develop one of their curriculum units in detail.

Session 4: In the final session, participants will share their drafts and receive feedback from the facilitators and fellow participants.

Location: Once you register, you will receive a link to a pre-series survey, and when that is completed, a link to join the session.Audience: ESOL Instructors, program managers, and program coordinators. Programs registering as a team are welcome.

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