Sliding Back to In-person Instruction

Session 8: 10:15-11:45 AM (Friday March 04, 2022)



Rowland Adult Community and Education (RACE) recognized an opportunity to compare its own on-line and in-person ESL classes to figure out what works and how to adapt traditional techniques to both modes of instruction.The RACE team used Google Slides for this comparison.Janet used the tool in her in-person class during a computer lab session.Counselor Stephani Garcia trained Karen’s students online in how to use the tool.The use of this tool provides a snapshot of how in-person technology can be used successfully in an on-line class and a face to face class.In addition,the team surveyed RACE ESL teachers as to their best practices and favorite on-line tools/materials/websites.With our evidence, we would like to present a comparison of on-line vs. in person learning.Our goal is not to support one above the other. Rather, it is hoped that our findings will help teachers and schools explore alternatives to serve their adult learners through digital technology and expanding possibilities.


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Janet Hernandez

Rowland Adult and Community Education

Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Karen Neville

Rowland Adult and Community Education

Karen brings more than 20 years of ESL classroom experience. She has taught at all levels from Literacy to Advanced ESL as well workforce development job preparation.

CoPresenter Bio Photo

Melissa Baumunk

Rowland Adult and Community Education

Type of Presentation

Panel or Facilitated discussion (60 minutes)


  • Teachers
  • Administrators

Program Strands

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • Career Technical Education
  • English as a Second Language

Category Strands

  • Blended Learning
  • Distance Learning
  • Digital Equity and Access
  • Technology Integration
  • Online Engagement and Assessment
  • Program Administration and Coordination