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This is workshop one of two for the series titled “Project-based Literacy Instruction for Multilingual Learners.” 

Workshop Description: 

Would you like to enhance the literacy skills of your multilingual students through innovative and immersive classroom experiences? Virtual expeditions can provide a unique and engaging platform for multilingual learners to explore language in context, promoting literacy development. Join Mariel Gomez de la Torre for this hands-on, interactive workshop and discover practical strategies to integrate virtual expeditions seamlessly into your teaching, boosting your students’ listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Get ready to discover the transformative power of virtual expeditions in creating a dynamic and enriching learning environment for all students! Mariel’s expertise as a multilingual reading specialist will empower you with the knowledge and skills necessary to use virtual explorations to differentiate instruction and meet the unique needs of your multilingual learners. 

Key Takeaways: 

  1. Understand the importance of immersive experiences in promoting language development and literacy skills for multilingual students. 
  2. Explore practical strategies for seamlessly integrating virtual expeditions into your teaching, creating a dynamic and enriching learning environment. 
  3. Learn how to differentiate instruction to meet the unique needs of multilingual learners, ensuring that virtual expeditions benefit all students. 
  4. Discover effective methods for assessing students' language proficiency and literacy growth through virtual expeditions.

Training Details: 

While we recommend that you attend both workshops in the training series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to 2.0 continuing education credits. 

Special Technology Instructions: 

Attendees will need access to an internet-enabled device and a personal Google account (not affiliated with their school). SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. Attendees should also have access to Google Earth, Google Slides, Padlet, and WriteReader.


Participants will have communication and collaboration and opportunities throughout the training to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.  

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