Higher Ed SIG 2021 PLC - Spring 2021
The 7 Terms and Conditions of a Robust Learning-Centered Community
This professional learning circle (PLC), which is primarily designed for (but not limited to) the members of Higher Ed SIG at WATESOL, invites WATESOL members to explore together how to create robust learning-centered communities with the ultimate goal of reimagining learning. The conceptual framework for this 5-session webinar series is the seven attainable ISTE Standards for Educators. The Higher Ed SIG co-chairs will guide participants through the role of creativity, diversity, and technology in teaching and learning.
By attending some or all the available sessions, participants will -
The 7 Terms and Conditions of a Robust Learning-Centered Community will be discussed in 5 sessions. During the sessions, participants will use Pear Deck (Google Slides) to interact with each other. Each meeting will consist of a lecture-based introduction of each concept with examples, sample assignments and discussions.
The Higher Ed SIG Co-chairs also offer a follow-up session for each meeting as well. These optional follow-up sessions will allow participants to collaborate and share thoughts or specific plans with regard to how they would implement the teaching tips or simply reflect on them.Participants will have the option of keeping in touch via the Slack chat app between sessions to offer support to each other and continue the conversation after and before the sessions. Access to the chat app will be shared during the first session.
PLC Schedule:1. Instructors as FACILITATORS: Facilitating class discussions and supporting student achievement
Send your questions about the PLC to firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
Spring 2021 Webinar Series - Call for Proposals
WATESOL is pleased to announce the call for proposals for our inaugural webinar series!
Webinars will be hosted via Zoom and will be scheduled between February and May 2021 at a time convenient for the presenter and potential attendees.
Proposals are due on January 31, 2021.
Please read the proposal submission guidelines thoroughly and feel free to contact WATESOL’s Professional Development Co-Chairs at email@example.com with any questions.
Link to Call for Proposals: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pQF_1LvlzEv-OCkwGUjvdIn95NudSKpKEZfuYK8l_5U/edit?usp=sharing
Visit our Conference pages here: https://watesol.org/2020Conference
Registration Opens: September 21, 2020
The Call for Proposals has passed! Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal!
WATESOLers Sharing Remote Learning Best Practices
Calling for action!
As you reflect on the second half of the Spring term (Adult Ed, K-12, Higher Ed), you probably realize that you’ve tried out and implemented some pretty unique or super easy, yet, truly educational teaching practices or methods in order to keep your students engaged while learning remotely.
Would you be willing to share them with your fellow WATESOLers?
You can share one or more of your tips and tricks! There is no limit!
Please “show and share” one of your teaching practices through a video demonstration on Flipgrid. (Check out this Flipgrid tutorial first!)
The video demo and related materials will be shared on the WATESOL website, too, under 'GROUPS' - Special Interest Groups.
If you'd like to participate, please add any of the following items to an organized Google Doc, send the doc link (check the sharing settings) to firstname.lastname@example.org, AND add them to your Flipgrid video:
A task template
Worksheets or other materials
YouTube or Zoom tutorial videos about the promoted online tool
A list of the pros and cons/caveats of the teaching practice or tool