What is a Mini eWorkshop?

Our  mini-eWorkshops are innovative online multi-media resources available free of cost to professional learning communities of educators who wish to collaboratively inquire into and improve their practice with bi/multilingual learners.  Our eWorkshops follow a three-part learning cycle that is repeated across 1, 2, or 3 units of study.  Each unit of study takes about three hours to complete.  Mini eWorkshops with 1 unit of study require about 3 hours of work time to complete.  Mini eWorkhsops with 2 units of study require about 6 hours of work time to complete.  Mini eWorkshops with 3 units of study require about 9 hours of work time to complete.    

Our three-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 tweek the ones we have provided to ensure their work in 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.

Upon successful completion of participants can request a certificate of completion documenting their 6 hours of professional development.  Our mini-eWorkshops are designed for participants to take them as stand-along content, or they may be taken concurrently in order to continue learning.  We encourage the use of our mini-eWorkshops for a more flexible learning option.  To learn more about the mini-eWorkshops we offer, click here.  To learn more about the process to get started taking our mini-eWorkshops, click here.  

Mini eWorkshops Available:

All mini eWorkshops listed below follow our three part learning cycle across 1, 2, or 3 units of study as marked. Participants that choose this content should expect to spend a minimum of  3  hours per unit of study engaging with their professional learning.  

  • Developing Classroom Communities in the COVID-19 Era

  • Family-Teacher Partnerships:  Co-constructing Educational Spaces with Families to Promote Multilingual Success in the COVID-19 Era
  • Planning for Assessment in the COVID-19 Era
  • Teaching and Learning: Embracing Possibilities during the COVID-19 Era

Our mini 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 mini eWorkshops, some of our content is targeted to more specific professionals or contexts.  Please follow our recommendations listed after each mini eWorkshop for guidance.  To learn more click on the mini eWorkshop(s) in which you are interested below to be directed to a flyer with more detailed information.

More Mini eWorkshops coming soon!