I was honored to attend the South Carolina English Language Acquisition Kickoff as one of their keynote speakers.
My presentation was recorded and thought I'd share it here for you to access.
Topic: Distance Learning Doesn’t Have to Feel “Distant”
Presentation description: COVID-19 rocked every educators’ and students’ world. Educators across the globe had to adapt their teaching ways. Students across the globe had to adapt to a new way of learning.
However, regardless of the changes -- we are all adapting, and education must continue impacting our students. Today more than ever, our English language learners need stability and consistency when it comes to their learning.
Emily’s experience as an English learner affords her a deep understanding of the challenges her students must overcome to find success. This is why her distance learning lessons emphasize building relationships and providing compelling lessons.
Understanding and embracing that each individual brings unique life experiences and assets into the classroom makes the learning experience so much fun and engaging. So let’s learn how we can make distance learning feel not so “distant” for our students and us.
There are several slides with resources in the notes section. If you find these resources helpful, please let me know. If you have any more resources I can add, please share them in the comments and I'll add them to the slides.
Thank you for reading and have a great school year!