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Digital Literacy Tutor Training

Learn how to incorporate digital literacy skills into your  ELL or adult literacy lessons. 

Develop strategies to:

  • teach with online resources
  • teach digital skills 
  • tutor virtually
  • feel more confident about your own digital skills

1. Watch Introduction to Digital Literacy. Follow along with this viewing guide.

2. Watch How to Teach Digital Literacy (Temporarily Unavailable). Follow along with this viewing guide.

3. Watch Remote Instruction 101: Logistics and Essential Skills.

4. Use the calendar links below to register for live sessions of the courses below:

Tutoring with Northstar Digital Literacy

Explore the online resource Northstar.

In this training you will, 

  • navigate the Northstar platform as a student 
  • try the assessments and online practice 
  • learn how to introduce the Northstar curriculum in your tutoring sessions

Integrating Digital Literacy into Other Content Instruction

Learn how to add digital skill instruction to the ELL, adult literacy, GED, or citizenship instruction you already offer.

You will:

  • learn how to break down digital literacy curriculum to meet learning goals
  • create lesson plans
  • practice teaching to other participants in the course

Remote Instruction 101: Logistics and Essential Skills

You will learn: 

  • how to set up virtual meetings and invite learners
  • common features of video conferencing platforms
  • best practices for successful remote teaching 

You will leave feeling more prepared for your first remote lessons!

Advanced Zoom Tools and Strategies for Remote Instruction

Practice techniques to refine your remote instruction, including:

  • Zoom annotation tools
  • whiteboards
  • breakout rooms 
  • using additional cameras 

We will also discuss best practices for converting traditionally in-person activities into online activities. 

Prerequisite: Remote Instruction 101 or experience teaching remotely using Zoom.

Digital Tools for Teaching

Discover online tools and resources  you can use to make your teaching more engaging and accessible. We will explore a different tool each session.

Register here for live Digital Literacy Tutor Training Sessions

July 2024

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