Distance Learning

If you are looking for resources for those unemployed, need financial assistance, or have other challenges and questions related to COVID-19, visit our list of Resources for NJ Residents

Online Resources 

ProLiteracy has put together a great list of resources here: https://proliteracy.org/health

World Education's distance learning page includes resources and also upcoming webinars on distance learning: https://edtech.worlded.org/tips-for-distance-learning/

Low Tech Lesson Ideas

You can find some low tech lesson ideas on Literacy NJ's list of ideas for tutoring from home. Check out our recorded webinar here for ideas about adapting lesson ideas to remote tutoring sessions. 

Check out Using your Cell Phone for Instruction and other tips on ProLiteracy's blog. 

Student Writing

Literacy NJ students have been writing about their experiences during the pandemic. Here is a Lesson Plan for Writing Haiku; you can see some examples of our students' poetry here

You can read more of our students' pieces and others from around the state on NJALL's page, Adult Learning Writing in the Time of COVID 19. To submit a piece of writing, send it to njallmail@gmail.com. A selection will be published each week. 

Webinars on Distance Learning Instruction

Literacy NJ webinars by Rebecca Powers and Matt Ford
     Distance Learning - adapting your lessons to remote tutoring
     Family Literacy - tutoring ideas for students who are parents

Webinars from EdTech Center @ WorldEd (offered and recorded weekly)

Tutorials on using Online Platforms

Using PPT & Google Slides from Lisa Weston, Literacy NJ Mercer tutor
Zoom Tips from Lisa Weston, Literacy NJ Mercer tutor

Using Zoom for Adult Literacy Distance Learning (webinar- ProLiteracy)
Zoom tutorials (YouTube)
Khan Academy (webinar - PA Adult Education Resources)
USA Learns (webinar- PA Adult Education Resources)
Google Classroom (website)
Google Classroom (YouTube)
Google Hangouts (YouTube)
Basic Computer Skills Tutorials on GCF Learn Free

Video Library

Examples of groups being taught on Zoom: 

Rebecca's Beginner ESL Class 
​     Welcome
Exercise/TPR activity
     Giving compliments
     Clothing vocabulary 

Rebecca's Intermediate ESL Class 
     Coronavirus Article
     Listening Activity 
     Joke of the Week 

Rebecca's Reading Group 
     Review agenda/assistance for NJ residents
     Read and discuss a story 


Check back soon as we'll continue to add to this list. If you can share a tool, lesson, or tip with other tutors, please visit our Distance Learning Suggestion Box