International Professional Learning Opportunities

Worldwide (Webinar/Online Conference) 

Date Details
23 July 2020 NEW! English Learners and Civic Life: The Imperative, the Reality, and the Potential Aída Walqui will lead 12 conversations with renowned linguists and educators from around the world who have made significant contributions to the study of multilingualism. Representing a wide variety of interests in the field, guest speakers will share their perspectives from American universities as well as research and development institutions from four different countries.
24 July 2020 NEW! Motivating and Inspiring Students in the Time of COVID-19 [and Beyond] Bringing motivation and inspiration to the classroom and our students is not easy, especially now. In this session, Dr Tina H Boogren will help participants apply the same research-based framework that we used for our own self-care to discover ways we can support our students during this time as well as in the years to come.
26 July 2020 NEW! Creating Digital Classes Using Google Classroom This webinar will walk you through creating Google Classroom and use of the Google apps. The presenter will show you step by step how to create Google Classrooms by inviting students with simple instructions to your CLB 3+ classrooms.
30 July 2020 NEW! Skills and Strategies to assist Students to Manage Their Mental Health This workshop will help the teacher understand the difference between mental health and mental illness and will also provide practical and useful strategies that they can use to help improve student wellbeing in their role as a teacher.
5 August 2020 NEW! Online Tools for Teaching English Language Learners How do I explain to someone who doesn’t speak English how to access and do assignments on Google Classroom? How do I help students access more detailed platforms like Canvas and Moodle? If these questions resonate with you, then join us for this webinar.

Online Courses

Date Details
3 August – 13 September 2020 NEW! Supporting English Language Learners With Exceptional Needs This six-week course will be interactive, with discussion, interactive lectures and activities, individual and group reflections, and projects related to your day-to-day teaching practice. Activities and projects are tied to your actual role and teaching environment wherever possible.
20 July 2020 NEW! Teaching Tips for Tricky English Grammar  This is the third course in the Teach English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. It will be useful to ESL teachers or those interested in learning to teach English language, but it is not an introduction to teaching course. You will learn about some specific problems students have learning intermediate grammar. You will learn why students have trouble with this tricky grammar and find out new ways to help students conquer it.
20 July 2020 NEW! Supporting Successful Learning in Primary School On this course you’ll hear from education experts, school staff and school children who provide insight into how children learn, the learning environment, and communicating in school.
27 July 2020 NEW! Teach English Now! Second Language Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation In this course, you will be introduced to some of the challenges of teaching and learning listening and speaking, such as paralinguistics, performance variables, reduced and regional forms, and differing types of oral discourse. Don’t worry–you’ll learn what those mean, too! Then you’ll learn how to ease the acquisition of listening and speaking for your students.
3 August 2020 NEW! Teach English Now! Second Language Reading, Writing, and Grammar In this course, you will learn ideas for teaching reading and writing courses, and how to include grammar instruction within them. Learn how to help students with differing types of reading problems and how to implement both intensive and extensive reading strategies. Learn strategies to engage students in the stages of writing–pre-writing, writing, and post-writing.

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