Mastering the English Language Proficiency Standards (Online)

This course will introduce participants to the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and provide strategies for using the standards to guide and inform instruction. ESL instructors can benefit from familiarity with and reliance on the ELP Standards for Adult Education to guide instruction toward the increased rigor and skills necessary for successful transition to work […]

Motivation and Persistence for Adult Learners (Online)

This course will examine nine strategies that help learners persist and offer adult educators the opportunity to practice and internalize them. The course focuses on motivation and persistence and is relevant for teachers and instructional leaders from all content areas within adult education. This course takes place entirely online and runs for four consecutive weeks, […]

Optimizing ESL Instructional Planning: Management, Monitoring, and Reflection (Online)

This course takes place entirely online and runs for four consecutive weeks, from 2/22/2021 to 3/21/2021. Weekly participation is required, though participants may log in whenever they wish during a given week. The first Webinar will take place during week 1, the date and time will be posted. How do you plan instruction so that […]

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

This course helps participants improve their writing instruction for ESL students 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 3/8/2021 to 4/4/2021. Weekly participation is required, though participants may, during a given week, […]

Evidence-Based Writing Instruction in the ABE Classroom (Online)

This course helps participants improve their writing instruction for ABE students 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 3/15/2021 to 4/11/2021. Weekly participation is required, though participants may, during a given week, […]

Managing the ESL Multilevel Class (Online)

How do you meet the needs of ESL students in a class with skill levels ranging from beginning to intermediate to advanced? This course presents strategies for planning lessons for learners of widely varying language skills. This course takes place entirely online and runs for four consecutive weeks, from 4/12/2021 to 5/9/2021. Weekly participation is […]

Effective Lesson Planning (Online)

Plan and deliver effective lessons! This course takes participants step by step through the process of lesson design and provides an opportunity to create a lesson plan using the OTAN Online Lesson Plan Builder. Participants will learn up-to-date strategies for planning lessons using a combination of the WIPPEA stages and “backward design.” Using the information […]

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