Professional Learning Opportunities VDOE’s English Learner (EL) Instruction Webinar Series

These webinars feature Virginia teachers and leaders sharing best practices
and strategies for quality EL instruction.Sessions last approximately one
hour. 
Virtual and Blended Learning Best Practices for EL Teachers- 
September 14, 2020; 4 p.m.

EL Instruction: Navigating Resource Lists, Round 2- 
September 21, 2020; 4 p.m. 

Giving Feedback for Language Development during Remote Learning-
September 28, 2020; 4 p.m. 

External Webinars

Equity & Achievement for Dual Language & Multilingual Students 
(Solution Tree)- September 3, 2020; 4 p.m.

Teacher Collaboration: Aligning Content and Language Instruction
 (OELA)- September 9, 2020; 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. See NCELA’s Webinar page
 for registration details. 

Webinar Recordings Available Anytime:
Back to School: Aligning Structural and Instructional Practices to
Promote English Learner (EL) Success During the 2020–21 School Year (OELA) and PDF of PPT

How to Put the “Social” in Social Distancing: Language Learning
Activities for Home (CAL) and PDF of PPT

Equitable Practices for Online Learning Webinar Series (IDRA)- Not EL
specific; Variety of topics available 

Promising Practices Resources

This section includes links to articles and resources that support quality
instruction for ELs. 

Supporting English Learners in the COVID-19 Crisis (Council of Great City Schools)– Guide that includes district efforts and lessons learned as well as
considerations and recommendations for supporting ELs in the 2020-2021
school year. Please refer to Virginia’s Title III Webpage for Virginia-specific
policies and accountability information related to ELs.

Effective Family Outreach in the Pandemic Era (IDRA)- Describes
culturally responsive family engagement practices 

Teach Dual Language Online– 4 Ways to Do It (Hexagramm blog)– Tips are applicable to any classroom with Quick Guides for the fundamentals of
teaching methods and advice on when to use different mediums of
instruction

3 Innovative Ways to Use Breakout Rooms in English Language
Teaching (TESOL Blog)

7 Virtual and Face-to-Face Activities for the First Week of School
 (TESOL Blog)

Content Connections 

Be sure to sign up for Teacher Direct to get information about additional professional learning opportunities and resources connected to the different
content areas. 

Sign up for the #EdEquityVA Newsletter to receive updates on professional
learning and resources related that support Virginia’s commitment to achieve
equitable academic outcomes for ALL students.

English and Reading
Comprehensive Literacy Webinar Series 2020-2021

VDOE’s English department is offering a Comprehensive Literacy Webinar
Series that focuses on best practices in literacy instruction and resources
available to school divisions. Through the diverse expertise of the partners
and presenters, the goal is to offer timely, research-based, and instructionally
sound sessions to Virginia educators. View the options and register here.

Also, you may be interested in the Teaching with Primary Sources (Library of Congress) series of webinars this fall: Fall Wednesday Webinars.  
September 1, 2020

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