What is an eWorkshop?

Our eWorkshops are innovative online multi-media resources available to professional learning communities of educators who wish to collaboratively inquire into and improve their practice with bi/multilingual learners.  Our eWorkshops follow a 3-part learning cycle that is repeated across 6 units of study.  Each unit of study takes about 3 hours to complete.  Our 3-part learning cycle includes:

Part 1: Explore

In Explore, participants engage with interesting content (videos, multimedia resources, concise readings) to explore new ideas related to the topic of the eWorkshop.

Part 2: Make it Work

In Make it Work, participants are given multiple options to choose from with ideas of how to take the new learning from Explore and put it into practice. One of the options is always “You Make it Work,” where participants can create their own option or tweak the ones we have provided to ensure their work is meaningful and practical for their local context.

Part 3: Share

In Share, participants upload materials and reflections from their Make it Work efforts to discuss the opportunities, experiences, challenges, successes, etc. that they encountered.

To see how an eWorkshop works, please watch this tutorial video.  

Upon the successful conclusion of participation in an eWorkshop, participants can request a certificate of completion documenting 18 hours of professional development that can be used with school districts and state education departments (we are a registered IHE PD Provider in Massachusetts).  To learn more about the process to get started taking our eWorkshops, click here. 

As our current grant comes to an end, we will begin to transition the process we currently use to offer eWorkshops.  If you have Spring requests to offer eWorkshops for your school/district, you must request those no later than April 15.  

If you would like to request professional development or curriculum materials tailored specifically to your school or district needs, we encourage you to contact our Collaborative Learning Circles initiative to learn how to partner with us.  

eWorkshops Available:

All eWorkshops listed below follow our three part learning cycle across six units of study.    Participants that choose this content should expect to spend a minimum of 18 hours across several weeks engaging with their professional learning.  

Our eWorkshops focus on equitable approaches and teaching language skills in varying classroom contexts by featuring methods for scaffolding writing, oral language, and effectively teaching concepts to multilingual students. While we welcome anyone to take all of our eWorkshops, some of our content is targeted to more specific professionals.  Please follow our recommendations listed after each eWorkshop for guidance.  To learn more click on the eWorkshop(s) in which you are interested below to be directed to a flyer with more detailed information.

*If you are located outside of Nebraska, this eWorkshop is available through the WIDA Consortium.  Nebraska residents may contact ICMEE to enroll in this course.

All eWorkshops are about improving teaching and learning for bi/multilingual students across K-12 grade levels and classroom contexts. They were developed for professional learning communities of educators to engage in collaboratively and typically are ideal for groups of 3-10 educators interested in learning together. Our eWorkshops are available via the Canvas platform and are suitable for K-12 educators across content areas. We  have some eWorkshops specifically developed (or in the process of being developed) for educators working in specific content areas or specialties.

Each eWorkshop is divided into six units, and each unit takes about three hours to complete. eWorkshop participants may start and end their eWorkshop on any date of their choosing. eWorkshop participants collaborate to select the eWorkshop they would like to take and plan the timeline and approach for their participation. Participants may engage all online or via F2F or hybrid approaches. Participants who complete an eWorkshop may request documentation of 18 hours of professional development participation via a completion certificate. To date, eWorkshop participants and their supervisors have reported positive impacts on teacher learning and practice due to eWorkshop participation. 

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