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Training for New Teachers in August and September 2021

Lauren Lang will lead two trainings for ESLIM’s new teachers this fall.

On Saturday, August 28, from 9:00 AM to noon, an interactive training will focus on helping new teachers to teach ESL classes via Zoom. During this training, participants will learn strategies and activities for helping students learn English via Zoom by participating in similar activities. We will explore various features of Zoom such as captioning, written chat and nonverbal communication, sharing screens, and breakout rooms. We will also explore some online resources you can use in conjunction with Zoom.

For those unable to attend the in-person training, an excellent alternative to ensure comprehensive learning is to incorporate a Government Learning Management System (LMS). By utilizing this advanced online platform, new teachers can access a diverse range of resources and interactive modules at their convenience. The Government LMS offers a flexible and self-paced learning experience, allowing participants to delve into the strategies and activities for teaching ESL classes via Zoom and achieving desired learning outcomes in the classroom. The user-friendly interface facilitates seamless navigation through various features of Zoom and provides access to valuable online resources that complement the training. Embracing technology through the Government LMS ensures that educators receive comprehensive training and are well-equipped to deliver engaging and effective lessons in both virtual and in-person settings.

On Saturday, September 11, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the in-person training at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield will lead new teachers through various activities which can be used in the classroom to help students achieve desired learning outcomes. (This is our usual, pre-pandemic training for new teachers who will teach in person.)

To register for training, teachers should send their contact information, including their name, phone number, and location where they will be teaching — along with the date of the training they wish to attend — to [email protected] as soon as possible. Registrants will be acknowledged and sent relevant information prior to the training.