Race Relationships and skills for ESL Teachers and ESL Students through Zoom class. Using innovation and support through AMERICORPS.

Session 6: 10:30–12:00 PM, Zoom Room 11


We have never had a Teacher and students' ESL handbook so I want to make that happen for my students and teachers. With the advent of the pandemic many students face Zoom protocols and remote learning with anxiety and fear. Within our handbooks all protocols and resources will be made available to new teachers and students. Students will be able to have more equity in the language than just the textbook and Zoom class instructions. Topics of instruction, resources and overall help will be made available at their fingertips to review and practice even if their technology skills are not up to par. Zoom etiquette and decorum and support through trouble shooting will be there and Best Practices for Remote learning as well. Within our Schoolwide Learner Outcomes are the key concepts of Cultural awareness, effective communication and responsible citizen. We also have problem solver and life long learner. All of the information in the handbook will close some of the language gaps when the students arrive on Zoom. Then in the area of Cultural awareness we will work on helping our students with multi Cultural awareness skills and relating to others. Vocabulary will be very helpful. Cultural awareness, cultural humility and Cultural competencies will be taught and supported. Equity, justice and unity will also be there too. In order to be problem solvers we need the words and awareness first. After that we can share our experience and strength and hope for a better lif


Cynthia Clark

Rowland Adult and Community Education


Type of Presentation

Demonstration (90 minute)



Program Strands

  • Adult Basic Education
  • English as a Second Language

Category Strands

  • Distance Learning
  • Technology Integration