Optimizing ESL Instructional Planning: Management, Monitoring, and Reflection, Session 2.

How do you plan instruction so that you are certain your English learnersí proficiency is increasing? This workshop presents an optimal process for English as a second language (ESL) instructional planning. The process uses three types of strategies: management, monitoring, and reflection. Backed by research, these strategies may be used with any proficiency level. Throughout the workshop, participants will explore ways to integrate these strategies into their courses and daily lessons.



The goals of the Session 2 are to (1) optimize instructional planning and review management, monitoring, and reflection; (2) present additional activities that incorporate these components into the English as a second language (ESL) course as a whole and into daily lessons; and (3) review previous research and introduce new research that support these activities as Best Practices.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Engage in reflective activities about their own teaching experiences through the interim assignment debriefing session.
  2. Describe and identify management tools and activities that will improve participantsí classroom instruction.
  3. Describe and identify monitoring tools and activities that teachers will incorporate into their daily lesson planning.
  4. Describe and identify reflection strategies and activities that participants will incorporate into their instruction.
  5. Explain why the Instructional Planning Process presented in Session 1 optimizes student learning and supports student goal achievement.