Lingo Media Corporation (CVE:LM) (OTC:LMDCF) subsidiary ELL Technologies Inc, a language-learning EdTech company, said Friday that it will hold a webinar to help English teachers adjust to teaching remotely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The webinar, led by ELL Technologies Director of Pedagogy David Boughton, is designed to share best practices from its online education programs and help teachers hone the skills it takes to keep students engaged and motivated in a remote environment.
The online event will be held at 5 pm ET on Wednesday, May 13. Registration can be done here.
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Specifically, the webinar will support teachers in achieving the following:
- Adapt current classroom lessons and material to teach English online
- Create engaging opportunities for students to interact and collaborate online
- Use differentiated instruction and online tools to accommodate each student's learning needs
- Conduct formative and summative assessments that allow students to demonstrate their mastery of the language
- Use data to analyze student progress and increase language acquisition
- Guide students on becoming online learners and digital citizens
"We live in a new world, with a new normal and new learning reality, with the sudden shut-down of schools creating unique challenges for teachers,” CEO Gali Bar-Ziv. “Through years of work with eLearning and remote blended teaching, our team has gained extensive knowledge that can allow teachers to adapt quickly,"
"We want to give back to the education community, and this is a great opportunity to support our teaching colleagues around the world and improve outcomes for students."
ELL Technologies, based in Toronto, offers more than 3,000 hours of English, Spanish, Mandarin, French and Portuguese language learning content.
David Boughton has been working with students for 17 years as a teacher, educational expert and administrator, the company said. He previously worked as director of studies for a large language training company, where he created curriculum, managed English as a second language (ESL) programs and developed a government-funded program to help international accountants gain communication skills.
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