Remote K12 Professional Development

TESOL Trainers provides highly interactive online professional development for K-12 educators. Our online professional development helps teacher learn how to engage their students in meaningful ways in the traditional and in the remote classroom settings.

Our teacher training sessions are highly engaging explorations of positive teaching practices. They empower teachers to immediately implement practical strategies in their classrooms.  TESOL Trainers' remote PD will transform how teaching and learning occur!

Remote K12 Professional Development - John Kongsvik

Remote K-12 Professional Development with TESOL Trainers

TESOL Trainers provides exceptional remote professional development for today's K-12 teacher.  Our remote PD is highly engaging and empowering. We keep the teachers on their toes 100% of the time with practical lessons, strategies, and techniques.

Whether you need support in TESOL, SIOP, Vocabulary Acquisition, Engaging students, or online teaching techniques, TESOL Trainers can tailor make a professional development workshop that sets your teachers up for success.

The design and delivery of our remote professional development helps teachers see how teaching and learning can be enjoyable in any format: traditional or virtual.

TESOL Trainers can help you build a critical mass of SIOP trained educators with this experiential remote K12 training session.  If your K-12 teachers are not TESOL trained yet have English Language Learners in their classrooms, they need to take this course.  Our one-day and two-day SIOP staff development workshops will give teachers valuable strategies and techniques that are guaranteed to transform teaching and learning in your school.

TESOL Trainers offers experiential online teacher training that shows teachers the fundamentals of the training theme by presenting real online lessons and real teaching examples.  Participating teachers will improve their teaching techniques by participating in this kind of professional development. Educators learn how to engage their students meaningfully in a remote learning environment.

K-12 teachers who attend our remote PD will never look at teaching online the same again.  They leave feeling excited to experiment and empowered to educate their students regardless of the learning format.

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This set of four workshops provides educators with a clear understanding of the SIOP framework, a set of highly engaging model lessons, practical TESOL techniques, and tips that encourage excellence in teaching and in learning

Benefits of online Professional Development with TESOL Trainers

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Tailored programs
  • Experiential workshops
  • Engaging format
  • Empowering¬†‚Äčapproach

Remote Training for Traditional Classroom Teaching

TESOL Trainers designs remote teacher training for educators who teach online and for teachers who work in traditional settings.  All of the techniques and strategies that we highlight can be used in any classroom setting or format. 

TESOL Trainer's Online PD Examples

John Kongsvik's team works tirelessly to tailor any K-12 professional development program to meet your needs.  Here is a brief summary of some of our most popular online teacher training programs.  Please contact TESOL Trainers for a more in-depth explanation of our K-12 PD.

Please Contact us for detailed information on how we can help your educational institution set all teachers and learners up for success.

Summer SIOP Institute 2023

This summer, TESOL Trainers will hold its annual summer SIOP Institute.  This professional development workshop is designed to help teachers understand the SIOP framework and how it can be used to plan, teach, and reflect on learning.  This experiential training uses real model lessons, practical techniques, and easy-to-master strategies that help all learners succeed, especially English learners.  The interactive approach to this institute is innovative and inspiring.  K-12 teachers and administrators will love the relevance of the material and the enjoyment of its delivery.  Click here to check out the dates.

TESOL Techniques

This 1-3 session remote PD examines the fundamental principles of TESOL.  It helps participants understand challenges second language learners face and provides concrete strategies teachers can use with little to no teacher preparation.  This online professional development program takes teachers through a series of experiences and lessons that help them see how to best support the English learners they serve online.  

This online K-12 PD gives teachers the opportunity to unpack TESOL strategies and techniques to uncover key lessons about teaching second language learners.  It helps educators reflect on their own strengths and challenges in implementing these new tools and provides teachers with tips on how to successfully integrate these skills into their daily teaching practices. Teachers leave with a refined understanding of the four domains of language and how to teach them in a manner that supports student learning outcomes.

‚ÄčPrinciples & Practices of SIOP I


This K-12 professional development series does more than introduce teachers to the SIOP framework.  This online PD gives teachers the tools they need to plan, teach, and reflect on a SIOP lesson in their specific context.  By experiencing real SIOP lessons, teachers understand how to make their content comprehensible, how to explicitly teach language, and how to scaffold all of their students into success.  Packed with strategies and techniques, this 2-4 session remote PD will transform how educators approach teaching and learning.  The SIOP strategies they receive are concrete examples they can use in their classrooms the next day without having to spend hours trying to figure out how to adapt them to their contexts. Best of all, teachers walk away with a real appreciate of what it means to set all students up for success. 

‚Äč‚ÄčPrinciples & Practices of SIOP II

‚Äč‚ÄčPrinciples & Practices of SIOP II

If you are familiar with SIOP or have taken our incredibly popular SIOP I training, this PD will help you deepen your understanding of the principles and practices of Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol.  By examining model lessons and the strategies each lesson highlights, educators see how SIOP can help in planning, teaching, and reflecting on a lesson.  SIOP strategies support all students, especially the English learner.  This remote teacher training session provides every participant with scores of techniques and strategies that will transform how teaching and learning occur.

Principles & Practices of Vocabulary Teaching

Principles & Practices of Vocabulary Teaching

Every teacher is first and foremost a vocabulary teacher.  Vocabulary is the centerpiece of everything we teach.  Yet, often teachers and students alike struggle to move from renting vocabulary to owning it. The difference between these two stages pertains to how students interact with the vocabulary.  In this enjoyable and insightful workshop, participants not only understand how to best teach vocabulary, but they also walk away with scores of strategies to help them teach to own.  After this training session, teachers will never approach teaching and learning the same way again.

Scaffolding Students into Success

Scaffolding Students into Success

Scaffolding is a critical skill that all K12 teachers need to hone. There are many benefits to scaffolding a lesson including increasing confidence, growing competence, and boosting learning equity.  TESOL Trainers offers a transformative remote professional development workshop on the principles of scaffolding.  This engaging and empowering teacher training session is a experiential exploration of what scaffolding is, why it's necessary, and how teachers can break any lesson down into manageable chunks of learning.  Teachers walk away with scores of techniques and strategies they'll be able to use the next day to set their students (and themselves) up for success.  Learn more here!

Engaging Students Online

Engaging Students Online

Engaging students online does not have to be challenging for students or for their teachers.  TESOL Trainers provides remote K12 Professional Development that shows teachers how to actively engage students with the language, the content, and one another.  Our K-12 teacher training workshops  provide practical, versatile strategies and techniques that teachers can use immediately without having to read manuals, watch videos, or spend hours planning.  We help teachers realize which classroom tools still work in the online classroom, how to adapt techniques from the traditional classroom to the virtual learning environment and what new strategies need to be developed. Our online K-12 professional development empowers teachers and rejuvenates their love of teaching and their willingness to stretch and grow.  Learn more here.

‚ÄčK12 Peer Coaching in the Online Classroom

TESOL Trainers is the leader in experiential peer coaching practices.  Our approach to peer coaching is guaranteed to transform teaching and learning at your school.  John Kongsvik and his team of trainers empower K-12 educators through remote peer to peer observation and feedback sessions.  These remote peer coaching sessions are transformative. Through iCOACH ©, our peer coaching program, educators will:

  • Learn how to notice what really helps and hinders teaching and learning in the online learning environment
  • Develop the ability to give and receive feedback in a way that supports self-efficacy and the collective efficacy of a school
  • Gain skills at identifying individual action points, devising an action plan, and meeting their professional learning goals
  • Embrace the power of peer coaching, being observed by peers, and observing peers teach
  • Use the conscious competence matrix to develop self awareness and a growth mindset
  • Improve confidence and competence at teaching online no matter what the medium

Where can I go to find out more information about TESOL Trainer's K12 PD?

If you would like to learn more about how TESOL Trainers can set your teachers and students up for success, contact us today.  We will be happy to speak with you about designing and delivering a professional development workshop (remotely or in person) that WILL transform the way your teachers teach and their students learn.

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