What is a Mini eWorkshop?

Our  mini-eWorkshops are innovative online multi-media resources for individuals and professional learning communities of educators who wish to inquire into and improve their practice with multilingual learners. Our mini-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.

Our mini-eWorkshops are designed for participants to take them as stand-alone 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. 

Our Mini eWorkshops:

The following mini eWorkshops have been developed. They are not currently being offered as we no longer have grant funding for them. If you are interested in any of the mini eWorkshops, do let us know at icmee@unl.edu. We are working on creating ways to make our content available to those interested in it for a small cost (the cost of our labor to offer it).

  • Flexible Approaches to Building Classroom Communities in Changing Educational Contexts

  • Flexible Approaches to Collaborating with Families in Changing Educational Context

  • Flexible Approaches to Assessment in Changing Educational Contexts

  • Flexible Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Changing Educational Contexts

  • Foundations of Race and Education

  • Anti-bias Framework and Classroom Literature: Collaborating with Students to Develop a Critical Lens

  • Teaching Multilingual Learners Online

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.