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

Recorded on May 13, 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.

Distance learning experiences that promote conceptual and linguistic development for English Learners require a shift in teacher expertise and instructional design.

In this archived webinar, the presenters demonstrate how secondary educators can adapt and implement lessons in a distance learning environment that promote rigor and high levels of support.

Learn how to plan appropriate scaffolds for students engaging with subject-matter content in synchronous, asynchronous, and no-tech environments. The following topics are addressed in this webinar:

  • Integrating activities that encourage students to discuss, argue, and analyze rigorous grade-level texts
  • Grouping students to optimize instruction
  • Providing options for synchronous and asynchronous learning

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

Access all archived recordings and slides.

Webinar Presenter(s):

Veronica Aguila Director, English Learners Support Division, California Department of Education
Norma Sanchez Manager of Instruction and Professional Development, California Teachers Association
Ulises Tellechea Teacher and Instructional Coach, Live Oak Unified School District

Materials from the Webinar