What’s New in American English – Week of March 15th, 2021

In March on our American English at State Facebook page the theme is Digital Citizenship. On the American English for Educators Facebook page the theme for March is Online Teaching. Feel free to download our graphics and use them on your U.S. Government associated Facebook pages. They can be found in Box and Sharepoint.

On the Access Teachers’ Corner Facebook group the topic for March is Teaching Online. This week the focus will be on selecting the right technology tools for online teaching.  We will reflect upon how we decide which technology tools to use in our own online teaching. All Access teachers and other educators are welcome! Please invite educators in your area to join.

On our American English for Educators Facebook page the American English live Teacher Development Series 10 will have its next session on Wednesday, March 24th. The fifth session, “Differentiating Instruction (Online!) for Equity in Learning” will take place at 8am and 1pm ET. Promotional graphics and discussion posts are included with this week’s materials.

Our American English YouTube channel is an outstanding resource for English language teaching and learning.  Check out our featured animated video about Student Motivation. Do you find it challenging to keep students motivated throughout the school year?  Watch this conversation between two teachers about the ARCS model to learn how to motivate your students. There are examples on how to implement the ARCS model into your classrooms at the end of the video.

The final issue of 2020 of the English Teaching Forum is now available on the American English website.

Online Professional English Network (OPEN) MOOCs: English for Media LiteracyEnglish for Business & Entrepreneurship, & English for Journalism are open for enrollment. Participants can enroll in these courses until April 23, 2021.