PD course from ISANS

The “Best Practices for Synchronous/Blended Teaching – PD Course” is a professional development opportunity designed to enhance teaching strategies for synchronous and blended instruction. Here are the key highlights:

Course Overview

The course, a result of a 19-month national research project led by the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), offers engaging strategies for synchronous/blended instruction and assessment. It was a collaborative effort, with New Language Solutions as the project partner and research partner organizations, including ISS of BC, NorQuest College, Red River College, YMCA of Greater Saint John, and ISANS. Local researchers, instructors, and clients participated in the field research and testing phases.

Course Content

The “Best Practices Guide for Synchronous/Blended Learning,” which includes customizable Creative Commons licensed checklists, is available on Tutela and within the course.

Expert podcasts, videos, and interactive activities

Six structured topics with self-assessment questionnaires, H5P activities, and discussion forums for self-paced learning

A dedicated section highlighting the importance of administrators in EAL programs.

Additional resources and sample units for Stage I (CLB 1-4) and Stage II (CLB 5-8) learners


To enroll, contact the project lead, Anita Premkumar, at apremkumar@isans.ca. In your email, mention your LMS preference (Avenue or Settlement Online) and your role (instructor or administrator).

The project was funded by IRCC and received financial contributions from NLS.

Marie-Elyse Gauthier