Literacy Projects for Adolescent English Learners

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Categories: ESL & ELL / Blended Learning | 6 hours (for total workshop) || 60 min / workshop

About the Workshop Series:

Are you looking to offer your English Learners rich learning experiences that will encourage them to take risks and apply their acquired language skills and content knowledge? Join Shelly Terrell for a series of six collaborative, hands-on workshops that will introduce you to a variety of multimedia projects designed to enhance students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. You will also have an opportunity to create your own digital projects that you can immediately use with your students. 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop 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 three Certificates of Completion.

By the end of this workshop series, you will be able to: 

  • Evaluate a variety of free, education-friendly tools for video production, comic creation, infographic design, audio recording, digital publishing, and newscasting that are appropriate for adolescent English Learners in grades 4-12.  

  • Develop scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help English Learners complete their own projects that incorporate videos, comics, infographics, audio recordings, digital stories, and newscasts. 

  • Create six content-specific projects (video, comic, infographic, audio, digital story, and newscast) for English Learners that enhance the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

Series Workshop Descriptions

This is session one of six for the workshop series titled “Literacy Projects for Adolescent English Learners.”
 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop 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 six continuing education credits.
 

Live Workshop:

Monday, July 11   ||   10 – 11am ET

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Workshop Description:
 

Chances are that your English Learners already have experience creating their own videos and sharing them with an audience, so why not have them apply their acquired language skills and content knowledge through a video project? Join Shelly Terrell as she shares how to use free, education-friendly video production tools to increase student engagement, including scaffolds, support, and strategies to help students complete their projects. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates to create their own video projects that they can immediately use with their students. 

 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Evaluate a variety of free, education-friendly video production tools appropriate for adolescent English Learners in grades 4-12.  
  • Develop scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help English Learners complete their own video projects. 
  • Create a content-specific video project for English Learners that enhances the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

 

Special Technology Instructions:  

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. Teachers will also have the option to choose from a menu of tools, including Vocaroo, MakeBeliefsComix, Genially, Canva, and Google Suite.

Assessment:  

Participants will create a content-specific video project to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning. 

This is session two of six for the workshop series titled “Literacy Projects for Adolescent English Learners.”
 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop 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 six continuing education credits.

Live Workshop:

Tuesday, July 12   ||   10 – 11am ET

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Workshop Description:
 

Comics offer a wide range of opportunities for English Learners because they are engaging and encourage them to explore vocabulary, summarize information, and contextualize information they have learned in a creative way. Join Shelly Terrell as she shares how to use free, education-friendly comic creation tools to inspire student creativity, including scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help students complete their projects. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates to create their own comics project that they can immediately use with their students. 

 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Evaluate a variety of free, education-friendly comic creation tools appropriate for adolescent English Learners in grades 4-12.  
  • Develop scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help English Learners complete their own comics projects. 
  • Create a content-specific comics project for English Learners that enhances the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

 

Special Technology Instructions:  

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. Teachers will also have the option to choose from a menu of tools, including Vocaroo, MakeBeliefsComix, Genially, Canva, and Google Suite.

Assessment:  

Participants will create a content-specific comics project to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning. 

This is session three of six for the workshop series titled “Literacy Projects for Adolescent English Learners.”
 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop 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 six continuing education credits

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Live Workshop:

Monday, July 18   ||   10 – 11am ET

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Workshop Description:
 

For English Learners, the most challenging part of completing a research project is gathering information and data that they can read and understand. Join Shelly Terrell as she shares how to use free, education-friendly infographic design tools to enhance student data visualization, including scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help students complete their projects. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates to create their own infographic project that they can immediately use with their students. 

 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Evaluate a variety of free, education-friendly infographic design tools appropriate for adolescent English Learners in grades 4-12.  
  • Develop scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help English Learners complete their own infographic projects. 
  • Create a content-specific infographic project for English Learners that enhances the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

 

Special Technology Instructions:  

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. Teachers will also have the option to choose from a menu of tools, including Vocaroo, MakeBeliefsComix, Genially, Canva, and Google Suite.

Assessment:  

Participants will create a content-specific infographic to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning. 

This is session four of six for the workshop series titled “Literacy Projects for Adolescent English Learners.”
 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop 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 six continuing education credits.

Live Workshop:

Tuesday, July 19   ||   10 – 11am ET

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Workshop Description:
 

When students create their own audio recordings, they learn how to research, collaborate, and express their creativity using the authentic English language. Join Shelly Terrell as she shares how to use free, education-friendly audio recording tools to amplify students' voices, including scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help students complete their projects. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates to create their own audio project that they can immediately use with their students. 

 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Evaluate a variety of free, education-friendly audio recording tools appropriate for adolescent English Learners in grades 4-12.  
  • Develop scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help English Learners complete their own audio projects. 
  • Create a content-specific audio project for English Learners that enhances the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

 

Special Technology Instructions:  

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. Teachers will also have the option to choose from a menu of tools, including Vocaroo, MakeBeliefsComix, Genially, Canva, and Google Suite.

Assessment:  

Participants will create a content-specific audio project to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

This is session five of six for the workshop series titled “Literacy Projects for Adolescent English Learners.”
 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop 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 six continuing education credits.

Live Workshop:

Monday, July 25   ||   10 – 11am ET

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Workshop Description:
 

English Learners have a wide variety of traditions, cultures, and knowledge, to share with their peers. Join Shelly Terrell as she discusses how to use free, education-friendly digital publishing tools to encourage student self-expression, including scaffolds, support, and strategies to help students complete their projects. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates to create their own digital storytelling project that they can immediately use with their students. 

 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Evaluate a variety of free, education-friendly digital publishing tools appropriate for adolescent English Learners in grades 4-12.  
  • Develop scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help English Learners complete their own digital storytelling projects. 
  • Create a content-specific digital storytelling project for English Learners that enhances the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

 

Special Technology Instructions:  

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. Teachers will also have the option to choose from a menu of tools, including Vocaroo, MakeBeliefsComix, Genially, Canva, and Google Suite.

Assessment:  

Participants will create a content-specific digital storytelling project to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning. 

This is session six of six for the workshop series titled “Literacy Projects for Adolescent English Learners.”
 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop 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 six continuing education credits.

Live Workshop:

Tuesday, July 26   ||   10 – 11am ET

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Workshop Description:
 

News broadcasts can be used in creative and interesting ways to engage English Learners and help them discover what is happening in their communities as well as around the world. Join Shelly Terrell as she shares how to use free, education-friendly broadcasting tools to spark student engagement, including scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help students complete their projects. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates to create their own newscast project that they can immediately use with their students. 

 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Evaluate a variety of free, education-friendly broadcasting tools appropriate for adolescent English Learners in grades 4-12.  
  • Develop scaffolds, supports, and strategies to help English Learners complete their own newscast projects. 
  • Create a content-specific newscast project for English Learners that enhances the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

 

Special Technology Instructions:  

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. Teachers will also have the option to choose from a menu of tools, including Vocaroo, MakeBeliefsComix, Genially, Canva, and Google Suite.

Assessment:  

Participants will create a content-specific newscast project to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning. 

Who Should Attend?

Primary Educators (3-5), Secondary Educators (6-8), Secondary Educators (9-12) 

Meet the Presenter

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an award-winning digital innovator, international speaker, and author of three education technology books. She has trained teachers in over 20 countries as a guest expert, consultant, and ambassador for the U.S. Embassy.

Shelly was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and received a Bammy Award as the founder of #Edchat. She has been recognized by several entities as a leader in the movement of teacher-driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and webinars.

Shelly is currently a STEM teacher in Texas and is the author of TeacherRebootcamp.com.

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Anyone! If you find a workshop that appeals to you, you are welcome to join us.

Live workshops are 60-minutes in duration. Attendees will have access to the ‘workroom' following the workshop so they can continue collaborating with peers. Additionally, the trainer is available for 24 hours following the workshop to help coach.

While it's recommended you attend every workshop of a series to make sure you are achieving all learning outcomes, each workshop can be viewed as a stand-alone.

  • Workshops will be available on-demand in the Teacher Learning Community for UpTeach members, typically within 3-5 days after the workshop has ended. NOTE: Non-members will need to pay to access the on-demand workshop.
  • UpTeach members will also have access to the associated classroom to view the participant discussion stream and access any resources supplied. NOTE: Access to the trainer is only available during the actual workshop.

We host at least one virtual workshop per week throughout the year, with the exception of holiday weeks. Times for workshops vary due to many of our trainers being educators and school consultants themselves. This means that typically workshops are held after school hours ET.

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*The links to purchase individual workshops are available under the workshop descriptions.

  1. Internet access.
  2. Access to GoToWebinar. Whether you use the download app or an internet browser, trainers present direct instruction and communicate throughout the training via GoToWebinar.
  3. Access to Google Classrooms. Please make sure you are in a setting where you will have access to Google Classrooms. NOTE: Some school firewalls will not allow you to access Google Classrooms from your classroom. In these cases, you may need to be in your home to participate. Additionally, if your school email address is already associated with Google Classrooms, you will need to use a different personal email address to join so that you are not locked out of the training. Again, due to school privacy restrictions on some school email addresses.

Yes! If you have access to dual monitors, this is ideal. With this type of setup, you will be able to keep GoToWebinar open on one screen, and Google Classrooms open on another.

If you do not have access to a dual monitor setup, no worries! You will just need to make sure you can ‘toggle/switch' between the two.