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Evidence-Based Writing Instruction in the ESL Classroom (Online)

Name Evidence-Based Writing Instruction in the ESL Classroom (Online)
Start 1/20/2020 00:00:00
End 1/20/2020 23:59:00
Description This course helps participants improve their writing instruction for ESL students by applying 1) research-based instructional techniques, 2) protocols for analyzing students’ work, and 3) guided instructional plans. This course takes place entirely online and runs for four consecutive weeks, from 01/20/2020 to 02/16/2020. Weekly participation is required, though participants may, during a given week, log in whenever they wish. A kick-off Webinar will take place in the first week and the date and time will be announced and posted. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of participation (14 hours); they are also eligible to apply to CSUS for 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if they wish.
Goals The course is free of charge to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (WIOA, Title II: AEFLA) funded programs.
Location Online
Facilitator Each participant will develop an instructional plan to use in his or her classroom to teach writing effectively to ESL students. Upon completion of this course participants will be able to: • understand the research on teaching writing to adult ESL students; • analyze student work using an evidence-based method to identify specific skills requiring additional instructional attention; and • implement evidence-based instructional techniques to improve writing instruction.
Contact Please contact Sudie Whalen at or call 916-286-8814 for more information.

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