Offerings During Remote Learning

EL Support Team Offerings During Remote Learning

The NCDPI EL Support Team is a cadre of current or previous North Carolina Public School employees (teachers, administrators, and retirees) with a strong understanding of effective theory-based concepts for best-practices in EL student education offering training and coaching opportunities across the state. The team came together to develop professional learning opportunities during remote learning. These offerings were hosted via GoTo webinars and Twitter chats. These training offer information that continues to be valuable and applicable.

Short URL to this webpage: bit.ly/remotePD20

Techno Twitter

Techno Twitter Chats

The live chats took place on Mondays at 7:00 pm ET. Each 1-hour chat had 2-3 questions. Questions were posted by @NCDPI_ELs and tagged #NCELs

The Twitter chats addressed topics regarding strategies to support ELs develop skills in the four language domains, and also, available tools to help this student population with academic work.

Details below.

Techno Twitter Chats

The first cycle of Twitter chats address the following topics:

  • Chat 1. Monday, April 20, 7pm-8pm Strategies to Engage Your El Students With Academic Work During Remote Learning

This revolved around presenting and discussing 1 or 2 strategies that help ELs work more successfully during remote learning.

  • Chat 2. Monday, April 27, 7pm-8pm Differentiating for ELs During Remote Learning

This discussion focused more specifically on strategies and digital tools that will help differentiate learning during remote learning.

  • Chat 3. Monday, May 4, 7pm-8pm Virtual Tools to Develop EL Listening and Speaking Skills During Remote Learning

In this chat, we discussed the best digital tools to develop ELs' listening and speaking skills during remote learning.

  • Chat 4. Monday, May 11, 7pm-8pm Virtual Tools to Develop EL Reading and Writing Skills During Remote Learning

Pros and cons of digital tools which best develop reading and writing skills for ELs online during remote learning were explored.

Mini FADS


Mini Facilitating Academic Discourse Strategies (FADS) webinar series

The Mini Facilitating Academic Discourse Strategies (FADS) webinar series introduced participants to strategies which promote discourse in all subjects. The sessions offered meaningful hands-on activities based on best practices for teaching English Learners.

  • Mini FADS for ALL

  • Mini FADS for ELA

  • Mini FADS for Math

  • Mini FADS for Science

  • Mini FADS for STEM

  • Mini FADS for Social Studies

Details and registration links below.

Mini FADS for ALL

NOTE: This webinar was offered twice: April 20, 10 - 11 am and April 27, 3-4 pm.

Mini FADS for ALL introduces participants to strategies which promote discourse in all subjects. These meaningful hands-on activities are based on best practices for teaching English Learners. Participants will learn how to adapt and facilitate strategies for eLearning that apply content and language knowledge in the classroom, while integrating the 4 language domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

  • Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.

Mini FADS for ALL




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Mini FADS for ELA

NOTE: This webinar was only be offered once: May 14, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Mini FADS for ELA introduces participants to strategies which promote discourse in ELA. These meaningful hands-on activities are based on best practices for teaching English Learners. Participants will learn how to adapt and facilitate strategies for eLearning that apply content and language knowledge in the classroom, while integrating the 4 language domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs in ELA.

Mini FADS for Math

NOTE: NOTE: This webinar was only offered once: April 28th, 1:30 - 2:30.

Mini FADS 4 Math introduces participants to strategies which promote mathematical discourse. These meaningful hands-on activities are based on best practices for teaching English Learners. Participants will learn how to adapt and facilitate strategies for eLearning that apply content and language knowledge in the classroom, while integrating the 4 language domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs in math classes.

Mini FADS for Math EL Support Team: April 2020





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Mini FADS for Science

NOTE: This webinar was offered twice: April 23, 2-3 pm and April 30, 7-8 pm.

Mini FADS for Science introduces participants to strategies that promote discourse in Science. These meaningful hands-on activities are based on best practices for teaching English Learners. Participants will learn how to adapt and facilitate strategies for eLearning that apply content and language knowledge in the classroom, while integrating the 4 language domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs in Science classes

Mini FADS for Science





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Mini FADS for STEM

NOTE: This webinar was offered twice: April 21, 2 - 3 pm and April 28, 6 - 7 pm.

Mini FADS for STEM, (Facilitating Academic Discourse Strategies) introduces participants to strategies that promote discourse in STEM. These meaningful hands-on activities are based on best practices for teaching English Learners. Participants will learn how to adapt and facilitate strategies for eLearning that apply content and language knowledge in the classroom, while integrating the 4 language domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs in STEM classes.

FADS for STEM Webinar Slides April 21 AN&CW (1).pdf




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Mini FADS for Social Studies

NOTE: This webinar was offered twice: May 4, 4-5 pm and May 11, 4-5 pm.

Mini FADS for Social Studies introduces participants to strategies which promote discourse in Social Studies. These meaningful hands-on activities are based on best practices for teaching English Learners. Participants will learn how to adapt and facilitate strategies for eLearning that apply content and language knowledge in the classroom, while integrating the 4 language domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs in Social Studies classes.

Mini FADS SS Slide Deck Template April 19 2020





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Tech Savvy Instruction for ELs


Tech Savvy Instruction for English Learners Webinar Series

The Tech Savvy webinar series includes 5 stand alone remote learning offerings:

  • Tech Savvy 1: Building Your PLN for Remote Learning

  • Tech Savvy 2: Fostering a Remote Learning Environment

  • Tech Savvy 3: Making Content Accessible in a Remote Classroom

  • Tech Savvy 4: Higher Order Learning in a Remote Classroom

  • Tech Savvy 5: Critical Thinking and Assessment in a Remote Learning Classroom


Details below.

Tech Savvy 1: Building Your PLN for Remote Learning

NOTE: This webinar was offered once, May 5. It is not required to attend all 5 Tech Savvy Webinars.

Tech Savvy 1: Building Your PLN for Remote Learning introduces participants to professional learning networks (PLN). Participants will begin to build their PLNs with a focus on English Learners and remote learning.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.

Tech Savvy 2: Fostering a Remote Learning Environment

NOTE: This webinar was offered once, May 7. It is not required to attend all 5 Tech Savvy Webinars.

Tech Savvy 2: Fostering a Remote Learning Environment introduces participants to the basics of facilitating remote learning. Participants will discuss various digital tools for remote learning and “how” students can learn through these tools.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.


Tech Savvy 3: Making Content Accessible in a Remote Classroom

NOTE: This webinar was offered once, May 12. It is not required to attend all 5 Tech Savvy Webinars.

Tech Savvy 3: Making Content Accessible in a Remote Classroom introduces participants to strategies that provide support and scaffolds in order to allow students to understand the content. These strategies are research-based and beneficial for ALL students.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.


Tech Savvy 4: Higher Order Learning in a Remote Classroom

NOTE: This webinar was offered once, May 14. It is not required to attend all 5 Tech Savvy Webinars.

Tech Savvy 4: Higher Order Learning in a Remote Classroom introduces participants to the SAMR model. Participants will gain ideas for their teacher toolboxes that allow for higher-order thinking activities based on Bloom’s Taxonomy in a remote learning setting.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.


Tech Savvy 5: Critical Thinking and Assessment in a Remote Classroom

NOTE: This webinar was offered once, May 19. It is not required to attend all 5 Tech Savvy Webinars.

Tech Savvy 5: Critical Thinking and Assessment in a Remote Learning Classroom introduces participants to best practices for assessments in a remote learning environment. Participants will gain ideas for implementing critical thinking strategies in a remote learning environment.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.


Acquiring Minds Want to GROW!


Acquiring Minds Want to GROW!

A series of 4, one hour webinars where participants were given a platform to discuss the principles of educational neuroscience with a focus on 'encoding' and the power of acquisition based learning strategies. Presenters investigate and support the implementation of these strategies in all contexts of learning for English Learners and the educators who serve them. Each session builds upon the previous.


  • Session 1: Back to the Basics: Essentials for Growth!

  • Session 2: Multiple Pathways: Supporting Encoding and Acquisition

  • Session 3: Multiple Pathways: Supporting Encoding and Acquisition in Context

  • Session 4: Multiple Pathways: Maintaining Practices for Teacher and Student Success

Acquiring Minds Want to GROW #1

Back to the Basics: Essentials for Growth!

NOTE: This webinar was offered once, May 6. Each session, as each session builds upon the previous.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.

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Acquiring Minds Want to GROW #2

Multiple Pathways: Supporting Encoding and Acquisition

NOTE: This webinar was offered once, May 13. Each session, as each session builds upon the previous.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.

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PDF

Acquiring Minds Want to GROW #3

Multiple Pathways: Supporting Encoding and Acquisition in Context

NOTE: This webinar was offered once, May 20. Each session, as each session builds upon the previous.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.

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Acquiring Minds Want to GROW #4

Multiple Pathways: Maintaining Practices for Teacher and Student Success

NOTE: This webinar was offered once, May 27. Each session builds upon the previous.

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.

Links:

  • Video Recording

  • Presentation: Google slides - PDF

  • Other Resources: Website

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