Tools for How You Teach

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Wayside offers myriad resources to support teaching and learning your way.

Check out our favorite flexible learning features, detailed tips and tools, free webinars, and more professional development resources.

Learning Site® provides the pathway to all performance-based digital resources

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With Learning Site®, continue teaching and learning without interruption, whether in the classroom, at a distance, or both. Set clear objectives and learning goals, explore all the differentiated activities for students, and give timely and effective feedback online.

Tips and Tools

Learn how to get the most from Wayside's digital resources.

  • Click FlexText® page icons to navigate back and forth from FlexText® content to authentic resource links, activities, and assessments in Explorer®.

  • Activities in Explorer® support learners in acquiring or reinforcing vocabulary and grammar in context. Explorer® offers tasks in all modes of communication, including additional interpersonal tasks via online writing and recorded speaking opportunities. Expansion activities can be assigned to your entire class or to specific learners, and the Instructional Strategy Toolkit offers 200+ ideas you can filter by learner styles, proficiency level, and more.

  • Classroom Forum is a flexible feature that educators can use to pose lesson openers, polls, links to external resources, and more. Learners and teachers can use Classroom Forum anytime as their community "bulletin board." Teachers love posting lesson openers and more, and students can comment, exchange GIFS, upload audio/video/photos, etc.

  • Discussion Forum tasks are included in Explorer® tasks themselves, providing educators an easy way to assign, monitor, and grade task-specific communications.

  • Authentic resources always relate directly to unit themes and inspire communicative activities. In Explorer®, these resources include video, audio, links to podcasts and news stations from around the world, and more.

  • Learning Site® supports educators in implementing a basic discovery approach to grammar. Assign instructional strategy videos to enhance student growth across skills!

  • Online student portfolios follow learners from unit to unit, level to level. Students can upload evidence of what they can do in the language, reflect on their progress related to Can-Do Statements, and set goals.

  • Use the online calendar to remind students of upcoming assignments and deadlines, assign tasks to specific learners or an entire class, and more.

  • Deliver feedback with the option to record or write comments. Assess progress through a variety of formative assessments, and evaluate language and intercultural proficiency growth through IPA summative assessments - all with a goal of informing learners of how far they've come, and what they should focus on next.

    Download or print the above tips as a tip sheet pdf

Articles

Our Teaching Resources page shares lessons learned in the field on a variety of proficiency-oriented topics. Here are a few that support flex instruction. Subscribe for insights shared straight to your inbox!

Free Webinars

Enjoy online webinars across a variety of topics on the Wayside Publishing YouTube Channel. Click "subscribe" within YouTube to be notified when new videos are posted!

Using an LMS to Design Online Learning Experiences

Performance Assessments in Learning Site®

Remote Learning and Teaching with Wayside Publishing

New Tools in Learning Site®

You can explore more than 200 activities in the Instructional Strategies Toolkit for Learning Site® educators. Once you log in, click Learning Tools, and open the Instructional Strategies Toolkit. Use the filters in the toolkit to navigate by mode of communication, proficiency level, learning style, and beyond.

Bring On the Free Stuff

We are excited to bring you a library of activities and resources, designed primarily for Spanish and French classrooms, compliments of Wayside Publishing.

Wayside creates tools that foster communication and understanding across cultures.

Wayside partners with ACTFL, the premier academic organization for language learning.


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