Event: Evidence-Based Writing Instruction in the ESL Classroom (Online)

Event Details

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 -- Friday, April 07, 2017
Time: 12:00:00 AM -- 11:59:00 PM
Trainer/Facilitator: D. Coleman
Contact Information: Please contact Sudie Whalen at swhalen@air.org or toll-free at 800-427-1422 x 8 for more information.
Registration: The course is free of charge to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title II funded programs.

Online (Moodle Learning Management System & Adobe Connect)

Each participant will develop an instructional plan to use in his or her classroom to teach writing effectively to ESL students who are at the intermediate and advanced levels. Objectives are:

• Understand the research on teaching writing to adult ESL students;
• Analyze student work using an evidence-based method to identify specific skills requiring additional instructional attention;
• Implement evidence-based instructional techniques to improve writing instruction.

This course helps participants improve their writing instruction for ESL students who are at the intermediate and advanced levels, by applying 1) research-based instructional techniques, 2) protocols for analyzing students’ work, and 3) guided instructional plans.

This course takes place entirely online and runs for four consecutive weeks, from 03/10/2017 to 04/07/2017. Weekly participation is required, though participants may, during a given week, log in whenever they wish. A kick-off Webinar will take place in the first week and the date and time will be announced and posted.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of participation (14 hours); they are also eligible to apply to CSUS for 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), if they wish.