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Archived Webinar

Lesson Planning for English Learners in Distance Learning Environments: Elementary Educators

Recorded on May 18, 2020

This archived webinar was sponsored by the Region 15 Comprehensive Center at WestEd, in collaboration with the California Teachers Association and the California Department of Education.

Engaging elementary students in distance learning has particular challenges. Ensuring age-appropriate learning experiences that couple high challenges with high supports and promote language development requires teachers to shift how they design and plan instruction.

In this archived webinar, the presenters demonstrate how elementary educators can adapt and implement lessons in a distance learning environment to support English Learners and language development.

The following topics are addressed in this webinar:

  • Integrating activities that encourage students to discuss and interact with grade-level texts
  • Grouping students to optimize instruction
  • Providing options for synchronous and asynchronous learning

This is the third of a 13-part webinar series designed to support English Learners in distance learning settings.

Access all archived recordings and slides.

Webinar Presenter(s):

Norma Sanchez Manager of Instruction and Professional Development, California Teachers Association
Veronica Aguila Director, English Learners Support Division, California Department of Education

Materials from the Webinar