English Language Teaching Event



  • Speaker:
    Jayme Adelson-Goldstein
  • Date and Time:
    14th November 2019, 13:00 - 14:00 EST

When you set instructional goals to meet learners’ 21st century needs then teach to those goals, you’re using backward design. Jayme Adelson-Goldstein shares rigorous, relevant, and respectful techniques to increase engagement and streamline planning using backward design and forward thinking.



In this webinar for instructors of adult English learners at all levels, Jayme Adelson-Goldstein (Lighthearted Learning) shares tips and techniques to increase learner engagement and streamline lesson planning using backward design. She will discuss what role standards play in our lesson design, as well as how to locate and use the resources that exponentially increase opportunities for differentiated, contextualized, and learner-centered instruction. She will also highlight instructional tools to develop the close reading and critical thinking skills so fundamental to living and working in today’s digital world.

Date and Time

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14th November 2019

  • New York, NY (EST) 13:00 - 14:00
  • Los Angeles, CA (PST) 10:00 - 11:00
  • Denver, CO (MST) 11:00 - 12:00
  • Chicago, IL (CST) 12:00 - 13:00


Jayme Adelson-Goldstein is an ESL teacher-trainer, consultant, and author. She began her ESL career working with helicopter pilots from the UAE in 1981 and from there went on to work with the adult division of LAUSD as a classroom teacher, program coordinator, and professional development specialist. She taught the adult ESL methods courses at UCLA Extension for many years and was a part of the ESL Teacher Institute as well. She has been involved in curriculum development for Distance Learning programs on a local, state and federal level and has helped develop mentor programs though CAL PRO (the adult education professional development program funded by the California Department of Education). As an ESL consultant, Jayme conducts teacher-training workshops on topics such as vocabulary development, focused listening, cooperative learning, and multi-level instruction.

Jayme is the co-author of the Oxford Picture Dictionary Program and the series director of Step Forward, 2nd Edition.

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