Schedule

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Wednesday Sessions

Session 1   2:45–4:15 PM

Remote Testing! Finding Success with CASAS and EL Civics Assessments in a Distance Education World
Demonstration (90 minute)
Christina Hyatt
With a shift to complete distance education, our assessment teams worked to maximize resources while implementing creative strategies to assess student learning. This session focuses on remote assessment implementation, resources, and ideas for successful CASAS and EL Civics preparation and testing.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE, ASE, ESL • CAT: OEA)
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Elevate Your Instruction With Canva
Demonstration (90 minute)
Grazia Mora
Thinking about using visuals in the classroom? Use Canva! Explore ways to use this free online design tool to create visually stimulating content and engaging student projects that promote visual literacy skills, motivation, and active learning.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Canvas Commons, easy as 1, 2, 3!
Demonstration (90 minute)
Francisco Pinedo
In this session, participants will learn how to import free courses and modules from Canvas Commons into your free Canvas account for teachers. Most courses are for ESL in this workshop.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Choice Boards - Giving Students a Voice
Demonstration (90 minute)
Alisa Takeuchi
The presenters will introduce, explain, and demonstrate how to create choice boards for classroom assignments and assessment. Just as we teach with mulitple methods, by giving students the freedom to decide how they want to demonstrate their skills, it leads them down the path of success.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Connecting the Community: Introducing the Digital Navigator
Demonstration (90 minute)
Jerry Yamashita
The shift to remote learning due to COVID-19 forced many adult learners into unfamiliar territory. Learn how Digital Navigators can help your agency support a 1:1 initiative, elevate digital literacy, reach instructional technology objectives, and provide equitable internet access to every student.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Create an interactive Google Slideshow and get your students googly for Google Slides
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Stephanie Thomas
Interactive slides are a great way to share your syllabus or introduce / review class content. Learn how to create interactive Google Slideshows using links and layers, no prior Google Slides experience necessary. Also explore resources that provide fresh themes for your slides.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Digital EL Civics: A model for a technology leveraged EL Civics program.
Demonstration (90 minute)
Ellen Hayes
We present a comprehensive distance learning model for conducting and reporting EL Civics assessments: including COAAP selection, designing digitized assessments, creation of original content, teacher training, digital proctoring, and the automated collection of test results for reporting purposes.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: OEA)
The Triple E Framework for Technology Integration
Demonstration (90 minute)
Susan Gaer
Remote learning is here to stay. Are you interested in learning a quick and easy way to identify if your instruction with technology is meeting your learning objectives? The Triple E Framework will help you do that. Learn how to engage, enhance and extend your students' learning with this framework
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Project-Based Learning in the 100% Online environment
Demonstration (90 minute)
Barry Bakin
Projects to get your students "learning by doing" again are not only possible in the 100% online teaching mode, they are engaging and as educational as ever! Join the presenter for a tour of project ideas and student projects that you can implement immediately, and over time!
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)
To blend or not to blend, that’s the question: Focus group discussion about the future of learning
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Penny Pearson
Over the years there is a marked decline in distance learning in California. This session uses a research focus group format to discuss opportunities and challenges for blended and distance learning in California. Teachers and administrators are welcome to participate.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, OEA)

Friday Sessions

Session 6   10:30–12:00 PM

All you need is Google Jamboard!
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Celine SIGNORINI BAKAN
Creating motivating and engaging online classes is challenging, and Google Jamboard can help teachers to achieve it. In this workshop, participants will discover how to use this highly visual, user friendly, and free tool, and more importantly create their own jamboards.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, ESL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Authentic Materials Design for an Online OER Textbook: Seven Simple Steps
Demonstration (90 minute)
Brittany Zemlick
In adapting to the new normal of online instruction, access to and creation of materials are key. In this presentation, you will learn about tools that will help you develop topic-based, integrated-skills lessons from authentic sources and the presenter’s process for creating an online OER textbook.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, ESL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Becoming a Zoom Annotation Virtuoso!
Demonstration (90 minute)
Vincent Nunez
Zoom's annotation features are much more flexible than you first take them for! I will show you how to use Zoom digital annotation to improve your presentations, and to enable new interactions for student engagement and assessment.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Building Community and Engaging and Connecting with Students in Canvas
Demonstration (90 minute)
Julie Caspersen Schultz
Finding creative/engaging ways to connect with students and build community online can be done through the many tools in Canvas. Come and learn about building community, and engaging/connecting with students through Canvas Modules, Assignments, Discussions, and Pages all with an equity mindset!
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Designing Adult Basic Education and ESL Courses for a Flexible Environment
Demonstration (90 minute)
Heather Martin
Using backward design and UDL, Elgin Community College designed adult education courses for flexible delivery - in-person, hybrid, online - in order to provide sustainable classes in a changing environment. Presenters will discuss the process, successes and challenges of implementation.
(AUD: ADM • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL)
Engaging Noncredit ESL Students in Online Learning: Tips and Tricks
Demonstration (90 minute)
Bo Huot
Three teachers share how to manage noncredit ESL in 100% asynchronous courses. Come and listen to their stories of lessons learned and how they utilize their favorite tools such as Padlet, Canvas Studio Quizzes, and H5P to build community and maximize language learning.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: OEA)
Interactive Desktop Simulations: Digital Literacy Skills Tutorials for Instructors and Students.
Demonstration (90 minute)
Colin Carmon
The digital literacy skills module aims to bring a target population of struggling adult readers to a baseline proficiency in digital literacy skills. Further, instructors should receive guidance in scaffolding students towards their learning goals. Interactive simulations may accommodate these aims
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: DL, OEA)
Replicating Classic Classroom Activities for Remote Instruction with Tech Tools
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Kristi Reyes
Attend this workshop to find ways to replicate some of the best F2F activities in synchronous online instruction with readily-available and easy-to-use tech tools that will transform your remote teaching into a more student-centered, interactive experience for everyone.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, CTE, ESL, ALL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Teaching EL Civics in a Distance Learning Environment
Demonstration (90 minute)
Lars Guntvedt
Covid-19 has challenged our school to adapt, innovate, and create new ways to provide meaningful instruction to our students online. The EL Civics COAAP: Telemedicine (289C) was written by our EL Civics Curriculum Specialist. We will demonstrate the strategy and tools we used to implement this unit.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ESL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Welcoming Students and Teachers Online: Creating Collaborative Online Learning Communities
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Joey Lehrman
Exploring strategies for how to create a sense of belonging and community in fully online and blended classrooms.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Race Relationships and skills for ESL Teachers and ESL Students through Zoom class. Using innovation and support through AMERICORPS.
Demonstration (90 minute)
Cynthia Clark
The significance goal and impact of the presentation is to create Awareness of national challenges at this time in our country. We have always struggled with facing some of the most challenging issues of how to get along with each other. We need to face the fact that we need help with this matter.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ESL • CAT: DL)