From Novices to Navigators:
Cultivating Agency in Beginning English Language Learners
Friday, October 27, 2023
1:00-4:00 PM (Hybrid: Attend in person or via Zoom)
at First Literacy
160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116 (across from the Boston Common)
Many of our beginning level English learners are new to classroom learning. In this three-hour practice-oriented workshop we will explore simple tools, activities, routines, and classroom systems to develop our students' “learning-to-learn” skills, so they may become more effective, confident, and self-directed learners in class and beyond.
Participants will be able to:
Workshop Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:
- Describe systems and routines that help their students to stay organized and focused on learning
- Identify the essential learning strategies they teach in their classes and ways to maximize those strategies
- Implement planning and self-assessment tools students can use in class, for example:
- Learner logs
- Exit tickets
- Recall practice
- Question cards
- Stickie notes
Sarah Lynn is an ESOL instructor, teacher educator and coach, and curriculum developer in the Boston area. She teaches high beginning-level ESOL at the Cambridge Learning Center in Massachusetts.
This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL Programs.
Questions with an * are required. Thank you!