Gain Confidence by Practicing your Zoom Skills Including the Latest Updates

Session 1: 10:30am-12:00pm (Friday March 01, 2024)



ESL Instructors at San Diego College of Continuing Education attend regular monthly “Zoom for Instruction Meet-ups” where Zoom updates are demonstrated, and faculty can practice Zoom skills before taking them live in the classroom! Experienced Zoom users demonstrate Zoom tips and techniques, then make the attendees hosts or co-hosts so that they can “take the reins” and practice with real, live participants before going live with these new skills. In addition, this is an opportunity for participants to ask about Zoom features they’ve heard about but never used, or to ask how to do something that they don’t know how to do. Join our session to learn about the latest ZOOM Updates including the AI companion, practice in a supportive environment, and most importantly gain confidence with your ZOOM skills.


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Anagit Traganza

San Diego College of Continuing Education

Anagit Traganza is an ESL Instructor and an online faculty mentor facilitator at the San Diego College of Continuing Education. She has extensive experience in online course design, HyFlex pedagogy and technology, and other education technology. Anagit has been facilitating faculty and staff one-to-one mentoring meetings and group training sessions in new technology and educational apps. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching English as a second language in three different countries.

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Chris Vela Che

San Diego College of Continuing Education

Chris Vela Che has been an adult ESL educator for more than 10 years. Most of her teaching experience has been with low literacy to beginning high English language learners. She has been a frequent CATESOL and TDLS presenter and attendee since 2017 One of the things she enjoys about her job is finding ways to integrate digital technologies into her classroom in order to improve her students' learning experience and digital skills.

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Johanna Gleason

San Diego College of Continuing Education

Johanna Gleason is an ESL instructor and the ESL Technology Coordinator for San Diego College of Continuing Education. She is also the Coordinator of CATESOL's Technology Enhanced Language Learning Interest Group and an alum of the U.S. Department of State Virtual Educator Program. Johanna has over 20 years of ESL teaching experience in 3 different countries.

Type of Presentation

Demonstration (90 minute)


  • Teachers
  • Administrators

Program Strands

  • Adult Basic Education
  • English as a Second Language

Category Strands

  • Ensuring Equity and Access
  • Digital Learning Foundations
  • Designing Learning Experiences
  • Digital Learning Models
  • Online Engagement and Assessment
  • Program Administration and Coordination