Mira Costa College and Poway Adult School teachers and staff share strategies for using simple welcome videos and early outreach to engage new students even before the first week of school. Watch their Lunch with LARAEC session to learn about some of their strategies and free software programs.
Over the last two years, LARAEC has cultivated many helpful sessions on remote learning strategies offered by some of our own faculty. Here are some of the Lunch with LARAEC sessions related to remote learning. Each are an hour but you can listen at 1.5 speed.
Lunch with LARAEC last year included many sessions on engaging our ESL students.
Bring the Power of Reflection to Your Classes with Journal Writing
Journaling is not just for ESL or teacher-directed classes. Reflection activities are great for any subject area and perfect for educators as well. Some of our best consortium innovations have come spending time reflecting on pressing problems and sharing with educator teams. One of our Entrepreneurship and Finance teachers says journaling is a great way for students to tap into who they are, reflect on life and learning, and think about some of the topics related to class. Add journal writing to your class once a week or more!
Here are some great resources to get you started:
Empowering Students with Accessibility Tools
Learn some strategies and how to use online tools to make instruction more accessible to students. Strategies include: Text-to-speech, closed captioning, reducing distractions, dyslexic fonts, reducing eye strain, staying organized, and more.
If you find yourself hesitating to incorporate writing into your everyday classroom activities, then check out this ESL Collaborative Writing Spotlight one of our favorite presenters, Kristi Reyes from Mira Costa College. Her session and handout offer a plethora of collaborative writing activities to boost your and your students’ confidence in writing.
Missed Lunch with LARAEC with Dr. Laura Manyweather on Using Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Activities to Enhance Adult Learning, but want some ideas to implement EQ in your classroom? Then check out this ten-minute implementation primer from Dr. Laura herself.
As part of Lunch with LARAEC, the Stuff I Wish I Knew series focuses on free online tools and apps that can streamline your work in your classroom or office. Samantha Ross shares not only how to use the apps but looks specifically how they can be utilized in our adult education setting.
Dec 1 – Google Voice and Calendly
Handouts for all of these sessions can be found on the Lunch with LARAEC page https://laraec.org/lunchwithLARAEC/
Over the last several years, remote learning has become a part of our adult instructional landscape. As we examine our current and future course offerings, how can we make the best use of these new platforms, create curriculum that blends new technologies with adult learning theory, and expand our notions of what teaching and learning look like.
There are so many online tools for teachers that are free, easy to use, and help with making engaging content.
Mural – This lets you create interactive whiteboards. The free account allows you 5 boards at a time. Go to mural
Mini Whiteboards are a must for any classroom. Why?
Here are some websites of activities you can check out