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Boosting Multilingual Students' Literacy Skills Through Virtual Expeditions

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This is workshop one of two for the series titled “Project-based Literacy Instruction for Multilingual Learners.”

Workshop Description:
Would you like to enhance the literacy skills of your multilingual students through immersive classroom experiences? Virtual expeditions can provide an engaging platform for multilingual learners to explore language in context, promoting literacy development. Join Mariel Gomez de la Torre for this hands-on, interactive workshop and discover practical strategies to integrate virtual expeditions seamlessly into your teaching, boosting your students’ listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Get ready to discover the transformative power of virtual expeditions in creating an enriching learning environment!

Key Takeaways:
  • Understand the importance of immersive experiences in promoting language development and literacy skills for multilingual students.
  • Explore strategies for seamlessly integrating virtual expeditions into your teaching, creating a dynamic and enriching learning environment.
  • Learn how to differentiate instruction to meet the unique needs of multilingual learners, ensuring that virtual expeditions benefit all students.
  • Discover effective methods for assessing students' language proficiency and literacy growth through virtual expeditions.

    Special Technology Instructions:
    Attendees will need access to an internet-enabled device and a personal Google account (not affiliated with their school). Participants will also need access to Google Earth, Google Slides, Padlet, and WriteReader. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

    Participants will have communication and collaboration and opportunities throughout the training to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.
  • Details

    Status: Available On-Demand
    Subject: Cross-curricular
    Last aired on: Monday, December 4, 2023 @ 5:00 PM EST
    Duration: 1 hour
    Credit Hours: 1
    Categories: ESL/ELL, Google Intermediate, Learning Theories & Strategies, Tools for Student Projects
    Tags: ELA, English Language Arts, Google Earth, Google Slides, Google Workspace, Instructional Strategies, Literacy, PBL, Project-based Learning, Reading, Virtual Field Trips, World Languages, Writing

    Reviews (2)

    Full Member
    I'm so happy that you have made your dream come true! I'm also happy to have been part of these trips your students made all over the world! Way to go! Smiles, Maria :)
    Full Member
    I am super excited to share what I have created. I can't wait to hear from you. If you want to experience one live V-RALE with my students. Don't hesitate to write me at It will be my pleasure to have you as my guest! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to write me. I also would like to thank our amazing @Maria Bossa because she was one of my first guest speaker that took my kids to Argentina and helped me finding some guest speakers around the world! Thank you Maria! I can't wait to share with you part II on Monday, December 18 at 4:00 pm. Please remember to take pictures from the V-RALE that you have just experienced!
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