Friday, July 13, 2012

The E-Teacher Scholarship Program

The US embassy has just announced a new program that is ideal for ELCE alumni: the E-Teacher Scholarship Program. The 10-week online classes are conducted through two American universities. It is a minimum of 10-15 hours a week commitment. 26 of the world-wide participants will be selected for a three-week workshop in the United States in the summer of 2013. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from a respective American University. For more details, please find the attached program description. Interested individuals should email completed application and personal resume to by July 27, 2012.

Coursework areas include:

1. Introduction to Pedagogy and Practices for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

2. Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching

3. Summative and Formative Assessment in Language Learning and Teaching

4. Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web

5. English for Specific Purposes, Aligning Context with Practices and Materials

6. Special Education and Differentiated Instruction in EFL Contexts

7. Teaching English to Young Learners

8. Oral/Aural English Language Proficiency, Technology, and Teaching Methodology

9. 5-week Short Course on Technology and Methodology

For program and application, go to: E-Teacher Scholarship Program (program description and application)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Judy's Journal - Notes from Tuesday, July 10

Reasons why we use visuals:
Help students match pictures and vocabulary
Learn and remember
Get students involved
Make lessons more productive and creative
  1. Appropriate to the level and the topic
  2. Lettering
Big, colored, easy to read and understand
  1. Illustration – pictures should be same size, different colors for different sets
  2. Contrasts : black on yellow, dark green on white, dark red on white, white on dark blue, yellow on black, white on dark red, white on dark green, white on black.1 or 2 will be effective
  3. Colors
Warm colors are used on dark cool (blue and green) background
  1. Design letter
  2. Tools and materials: scissors, glue, paint markers, crayons, bold enough to be seen easily.
HEROES Tennis players Sharapova, OPERA SINGERS, Enrico Inglesia, etc.
Each group gets a picture of a famous person? With this set of questions: Where does she/he come from? What language does she/he speak? What is she/he by profession? Is she/he your favourte celebrity? Why?
HEROES Who is the Hero in your life? Robin Hood….cartoon character for younger learners. For older learners: Georgian figures, Ekevtimie Takhaishvili.
Superheroes and Real Life Heroes. Use Venn Diagram on Superheroes and Real Life Heroes
Brave, kind, helful. Human abilities and superpowers.
INTERVIEWING – Peter Bohan ELTT Zugdidi and Kutaisi
Personal Statement:
  1. What characteristic and abilities do you believe a teacher leader should possess? Include examples from your experience.
  2. What skills and experience do you hope to gain from participating in the program?
  3. How will these skills benefit you and your community after program completion?
What do you think the Interview Committee is looking for in each of these categories below:
Active Listener, Ready to obtain new teaching, Ready share, Highly motivated, Abilities to work individually and in groups – cooperative, Self-confident, Well-organized, Fair creative

Benefit from teacher’s valuable experience,
Ability to make new friends, Communicative skills, social interaction with peers.
To learn to deal with mixed level students and students with disabilities,
To become decisive, active sociable, friendly punctual, conduct creative lessons.
At my school, my students have enough practice speaking. They need materials on multiculturalism. At my school, we don’t have much information connected to technology.

Will help build relationships, sharing information, help less experienced teachers; Connect integrated lessons. Whom will you share with, how will you share the knowledge [in seminars, at the American Corners, at ETAG conferences and workshops] Where will you share the knowledge.

Focuses Paragraphs – each paragraph should be focused and developed on specific examples
Logical Flow – Connector words are used to transition at paragraph and sentence level
Tone -- Sincerity, Motivation and Humility are more important than fancy language.

Lack of specific details and examples, over sophisticated vocabulary, Saying what they “want to hear”, cliché expressions/boastful tone
Brainstorm/Outline responses (slide 3)

Purpose of interview? Level of English skills appropriate, is this person a good cultural ambassador for Georgia,
Preparation: brainstorm, discuss, write out responses, speak out loud, mock interview.
Peter calls on an imaginary telephone and asks for advice: Two members of the audience stand up and give their advice about interviewing.
USING GAMES AND MUSIC FOR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN – Tako Remishvili –for 3rdgrade who are learning the first time. Gori
See Power Point on the Internet.

ERROR CORRECTION - Irina Muranashvili, Tako Samkharadze Gori
  1. The more errors learners make more correction is done.
  2. Errors can be highly effective learning tools.
Three basic forms of error correction: Self correction, peer correction, teacher correction.
  1. Word Stress: When you learn a new word in English, you also need to learn its stress pattern.
  2. Sentence stress: English is stress timed language which means that the str4ess occurs only on certain words and the length
  3. Intonation: These are the two main types of intonation patterns in English: rising and falling
  4. Linking: Is linking together the ends of the words with the beginning of the following words. It improves fluency.

Directions: Put the words into the correct order and say the tongue twisters when called on.
He threw three free throws.
The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
Six sick slick hicks nick six bricks with picks and sticks.
Elizabeth’s birthday is on the third Thursday of this month.
There are those thousand thinkers were thinking

USE American English Pronunciation Practice to practice online quizzes. Minimal Pair practice and quiz. Web site is in the power point.

ADAPTING MATERIALS FOR THE LOWER LEVEL– Darejan Dedanashvili Gori 6thgrade
Whether adapt materials
Identify effectiveness of material for the student level; Learning objects; Content level;depth of coverage.
APPROACH: Learning materials may be well-matched to potential users in terms of objectives
Assessment: The extent to which the assessment methods of the materials are sufficient
6thgrade students made a power point on holidays. For younger learners: smaller words for younger learners. Colored eggs. Practice colors. Easter basket. Candle, cross. White lily.
Students are eager for feedback….how well did they do?
Visual Aid for younger learners: colored hearts or circles next to a student’s name to demonstrate
Picture: color picture; cut up a picture in a jigsaw and ask students to put it together. Lotto matching: word matching .
Switched off the voices from the cartoon and the students said the dialogue that they could remember in the voices of the characters.
Teacher says a word, and students pick a corresponding card. For example, “black and white” – student picks up picture of zebra. Teacher says red: student picks up picture of red apple.
Grab it: T, duvudes stys
Other suggestions: Word snake, bingo, guessing game. Question chart.
SCAFFOLDING LESSONS – Ana Gioganashvili – Telavi
Scaffold instruction as a teaching strategy; originates from the concept of zone of proximal from Vygotsky. The distance between what the student knows and what the student can achieve
Teaching can lead development when students are able to go to the known and the unknow.
Teachers must assist them to devlep competence.
Show or demonstrate what they expected to do. Guide students through each step by of ap process.
Bridging:the calls for activating and building on the knowledge that student s have already by
Introduce the words to kids in photos and in context. Metaphors, analogies, and symbol.
Using visual aids. Mind maps, charts, Ask question
Put lesson in chunks. Are the following the concept of the lesson.
Mega cognitive development: This involved thinking about how one learns language.
Educators goals: Become an independent learners.
MODULE 9 Civic Engagement
Imagine that you are fifth graders. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate words
_____---- is a person who governs the country
_____ is a person who defends a person’s rights
____ is a person who decides who is guilty or not
_____ is a person runs a business and pays taxes
____is a person who controls others
Shows pictures of these people: What do these have in common….they are Georgian Citizens. How are they involved in the community or the country?
Paste the word next to the picture…. Voting in Election; to express opinion about candidates;
Joining a citizen’s group to work on a community problem; talking about public issues; being active in the community.
Here is a text: Underline the two most important sentences which describe citizenship. Each group makes their contributions.
Your task to write a letter Make a page in your dictionary.
P FOR POLICEMAN: A policeman is a person who controls others if they obey the rule or not.

VOTING MODULE 7 Lela Datishvili - Telavi
Voting for your favorite vacation place: Batumi, Likiani, or Mountains:
Counting the votes. Announcing the winner.

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT– Veriko Michitashvili – Gori - See Power Point on ELCE
What are the characteristics of the US government. Three branches of the government.
The White House, The Congress, The Supreme Court.

Activity: Numbered Heads together: Remember what you have seen in the power point presentation. Counts over 1,2,3,4,5
I will ask you the question. Your task as a group will be to discuss the question. Then each person will be numbered, and Ones’ will write down the answer on the piece of paper. Show me the answer simultaneously. 3s write, 4’s write. Each group’s answers will be tallied.
  1. Who was the only president to be elected more than twice. Roosevelt [1 point]
  2. What is the motto for the Supreme Court? Equal Justice under the Law.
  3. Who is the leader of the executive branch? President
  4. How many members are there in the Supreme Court? 9
  5. What does democracy mean? Demos = people cracy = ruled by

CONTRADICT ME” rules written on the handout. (Pronunciation Games by Mark Hancock by Cambridge University Press 1995 Place the cards face down.
The US government has four branches You mean the Executive branch has three branches?
There are three senators from each state? You mean there two senators from each state?
The legislative branch is headed by the Senate. You mean the Legislative branch is headed by Congress.
The US has had the same type of government for more than 800 years. You mean the US has had a democratic government for more than 200 years.
Legislative branch includes the House of Representatives and Congress. You mean that the Legislative branch includes the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Representatives are elected to serve for a period of 4 years. You mean that representatives are elected to serve for a period of 2 years.
There are three senators from each state. You mean that there are two senators from each state.
The Legislative Branch is headed by the Senate. You mean that the Legislative branch is headed by Congress.

Adapted to the Government.

Judy's Journal - Notes from Monday, July 9

PRESENTATION by Damiko Kevkheshvili – Kakheti WARMERS [from Sunday]
  1. Humor and Jokes. A young boy complained that he had a stomach ache. His mother said “Well that’s because you haven’t eaten anything and your stomach is empty.” Later, a woman said to the boy’s mother, “I have a head ache. What can I do?” The young boy said, “That’s because you have an empty head.”
  2. The teacher pretends to be sad and asks students to be her aspirin to cheer her up and make her headache go away by giving her good news. Students say positive things such as “I did my homework today.” “The sun is shining and the weather is fine.” “You have a nice hair cut.”
  3. Post cards with motivational greetings – student face on the front of the card and on the inside a greeting is directed to encourage the student to become involved.
  4. Cross word puzzles with a hidden message. The hidden message is the topic for the lesson.
  5. Fill-in the blank exercises; poems, find hidden words to identify topics
  6. Use Flashcards to introduce ideas such as Kings and Presidents. Show students flashcards of the President of the US, of France, and of Georgia, and flash cards of Queen Elizabeth of England, Queen Tamar, and King Erekli II. Who are these people? What countries do they come from? What do they do? What do you think the topic for today’s discussion will be?
  7. Using music to guess what the topic is: patriotic music to introduce national symbols; regional music to introduce regions of Georgia.
  8. Environmental issues: Pictures on the wall with facts about environmental pollution and an accompanying picture.
  9. To introduce the idea of Cultural awareness – manners in different countries. How do people greet each other in different countries?
  10. Ask leading questions to introduce the topic. Ask students to guess what the topic will be.
RUSIKO TKREMALADZE– ETAG Join ETAG. It’s important to belong to a professional organization and to attend workshops and learn new ideas and teaching strategies.
VIDEO CLIP ON EGG DROP– DESIGNING A CONTAINER TO PROTECT THE FALLING EGG.Seven eggs survived out of 14 eggs that were dropped. Designs varied.
Describe the photo of a couple getting married. Man with a shot gun pointing at the young man. How would you describe it. A boy is writing an examination, with a cell phone strapped to his leg. Picture of TVs carrying a book. Followed by a set of walking TVs.
Text below is presented by words in which the letters are jumbled around.
Can you guess the title of this text?
What may the text be about?
Why are small and capital letters, and punctuation marks jumbled?
What is the language of the text?
Whjat can you say about the structure of the text? Audience: It’s a letter. It’s a dialogue.
What can you say (guess) about the people who speak this language?
Volunteerism: A Way of Life.
Volunteers are a group of people, who participate in different activities and do no expect anything in return. They willingly help people in need.
There are different kinds of volunteerism, such as voluntary activities in the education, medical, environmental or community sectors. Also, there are activities that help the victims of natural disasters, who lost their homes and don’t have food or clothes. Volunteers can be people, who clean up litter in the streets, donate blood, plant trees, help the blind or children or old people to cross the street. Volunteers can be teachers, nurses, soldiers and etc.
It is a fact, that voluntary activities can help the unfortunate, such as sick people, the poor living in rural areas, or generally people in need. Voluntary activities bring us benefit too. We can learn how to help and care for people or for our planet and act accordingly.
Now let’s read the text and see what it is about? And tell what it is about. Two people discuss what the text is about. Find out if one or two of your colleagues had done volunteer work.
Name of Colleague Volunteer activity Why? (use two verbs and two adjectives to give the reason)
e.g. Sophie Blood donation She likes to help people and care for them. This is a kind and helpful activity.

CRITERIA Yes Partly No
I used new vocabulary effectively and correctly in different speaking activities.

I was able to retell the text in clear English.

I effectively used fluent English while interviewing people and made short presentations about them according to their answers.

I managed to guess the professions, famous heroes and words with the help of asking people some questions.

SHAPING DEBATES – Eka Torchinava -- Zugdidi - GRADES 10 and 11
What does the term gender equality mean?
What words do you think are related to the term gender equality?
Teachers contributed: defined gender equality. Gave examples equal salary, equal profession, equal educational opportunities,
Shows cartoon. On men and women. A man and a woman are circus performers. What is the message of this cartoon.
Another film: Is it appropriate for men to do women’s jobs? Manicurist. Hairdressers. Women doing men’s jobs. Construction. Repair work.
Discuss in groups is it appropriate for men to do women’s job and opposite also? In the old Soviet Union, more women worked in the factories. Some women drives taxis. If you can, why not?
Please raise your hands and vote for gender equality. Is it necessary or not?
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION – Voting for Change– Nana Kikalishvili/Thea Pipia 9 thgrade students
Parliamentary program – Prepare a campaign NAME OF PARTY What are you going to do if you are elected. Prepare a campaign.
Democracy in Action; Women’s party: UFOs from Mars, Young Democrats; With platforms:
Choose title: Employment for ever. Students vote for favorite party and the winner was declared.
Countries and Flags
Each group gets one letter – Choose a leader. Spelling mistakes in the program. Remember the module on symbols. Citizens of Government. Using video in class.
  • The Statue of Liberty is in this country. It is the mother of basket ball. It is a great friend of Georgia. It is a country of Mac Donalds and Coca Cola. There are 50 starts on its flag. USA
  • It is a country in Europe. Its flag has three colors. Georgian footballer Kakha Kaladze played in this country. Italy
  • The weather is often foggy and cool there. GB
  • This country is between Europe and Asia. Its flag has two colors. It has mountains and the sea. It is a great friend of America.Flag of Italy.
  • The biggest statue of Jesus Christ is in this country. People of all ages play football. It is a mother country of Carnaval. Its capital is Brasilia. Brazil.
Color these small slips of paper. Color the flags the US, flags of other countries. Put flags under the correct column: Presidents or Kings. Picture of Queen Elizabeth, Saakashvili, Italian flag.
Self assessment: Students raise picture of words when they hear it. Cartoon of Ernie from Sesame Street. Hold up pictures of an ice cream cone, can, bottle, ground, talking, trash can, hours, no.
Students are directed to write a short composition: If I had the power over trash……..
Teacher asks leading questions: What is democracy? How do you understand the democracy in the workplace. Students discuss.
Reading task:
Everyone at Semco, even top managers, meets guests in reception, does the photocopying, sends faxes, types letters and dials the phone.
He let his workers take more responsibility so that they would be the ones worrying when things went wrong. He allowed them to set their own salaries, and he cut all the jobs he thought were unnecessary, like receptionists and secretaries. This saved money and brought more equality ot the company. “Everyone at Semco, even top managers, meets guests in reception, does the photocopying, sends, faxes, types letters and dials the phone.”
He completed reorganized the office: instead of walls, they have plants at Semco, so bosses can’t shut themselves away from everyone else. And the workers are free to decorate their workspace as they want. As for uniforms, some people wear suits and others wear T-shirts.
Semier says, “We have a sales manager named Rubin Agater who sits there reading the newspaper hour after hour. He doesn’t even pretend to be busy. But when a Semco pump on the other side of the world fails and millions of gallons of oil are about to spill into the sea, Rubin springs into action. He knows everything there is to know about our pumps and how to fix them. That’s when he earns his salary. No one cares if he doesn’t look busy the rest of the time.”
Semco has flexible working hours; the employees decide when they need to arrive at work. The employees also evaluate their bosses twice a year. Also, Semco lets its workers use the company’s machines for their own projects, and makes them take holidays for thirty days a year.
It sounds perfect, but does it work? The answer is in the numbers: in the last six years, Semco’s revenues have gone from $35 million to $212 million. The company has grown from eight hundred employees to 3,000. Why?
Semler says it’s because of “peer pressure”. Peer pressure makes everyone work hard for everyone else. If someone isn’t doing his job well, the other workers will not allow the situation to continue. In other words, Ricardo Semler treats his workers like adults and expects them to act like adults. And they do.
True false:
  1. He didn’t allow them to set their own salaries and he cut all the jobs he thought were unnecessary.
  2. The words are free to decorate their workspace as they want.
  3. Semco doesn’t have flexible working hours.
  4. The employees do not decide when they need to arrive at work.
  5. Semco lets its workers use the companies’ machines for their own projects. Peer pressure doesn’t make everyone work hard for everyone else.
Groups prepare a question and find the answers. Each group prepares a question and gives the question to the next group and the 2ndgroup finds an answer.

The employees also evaluate their bosses twice a year.
The company has grown from eight hundred employees to 3000.
If someone isn’t doing well his job well, the other workers will not allow the situation to continue.

CONNECTING SONGS TO CONTENT - AnaChachkhiani & Inga Shekriladze Kutaisi
PEOPLE AT WORK [From British council – Learn English Kids]

Flash cards use them match the pictures with the words. Who is the winner. Who is this? Fireman, Who is this…teacher; who is this? Policeman.
Now we are going to listen to a song about people and their jobs. I want you to listen and fill in the gaps.
Nigel Naylor, he’s a tailor
He makes trousers, suits and shirts
Penny Proctor, she’s a ________Comes to see when it hurts.
Peter Palmer He’s a farmer. He’s got cows and pigs and ________
Wendy Witter, babysitter
Minds the kids, when they are asleep
People work in the country, people work in the _________.
People work _______and night.
Matching description with word….students move around

Fill in the boxes of the cross word puzzle.
This person has got sheep, cows and pigs.
This person looks after young children.
This person visits you when your ill.
This person mends things like water pipes, baths and toilets.
This person checks your teeth and keeps them clean and white.
This person makes clothes like trousers, suits and shirts.

GRAMMAR CONSIDERATIONSUSING ADJECTIVES (Irma Kadaria/Manana Getia). Kutaisi 5thgrade
Starts with a movie clip on the song Let’s call the whole thing off. You say potato and I say potato (British pronunciation).
Connected to the diversity of the English Language.
Cross word puzzle: Underground, chemist, pavement, sweets, frieds, queue, autumn, wardrobe, trousers, motorway, garden
S u b w a y d
I j y u i a R
D d r u m r u
E f a l l e g
W e f r i e s
A c l o s e t
L i n e o n o
K p a n t s r
C a n d y r e
F r e e w a y

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION– Trial of A. Wolf. – Tea Bardavelidze - Kutaisi
Warmer: I am ….adj…(interesting)…Irma
I like ice cream; I am generous Gene. I like …..
What do we have in common: teachers we teach.
Runner running
Baker baking
Banker banking makes money
Carpenter - builds
Butcher chef…cuts meat. Cooks food chopping onions
Dentist – fixes teeth,
Fireman puts out fires..

Descriptions of jobs fill-in the sheet of paper with the different job descriptions: -- “My name is Zviadi and I work outdoors in parks and gardens. I plant flowers and trim trees and bushes.” write the name of the occupation. And three adjectives. Next to the occupation.
Name 6 jobs…..painter, surgeon, actor, teacher, dentw did she like the ist. Which is the most interesting. Explain why. Solve the problem.
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION – Voting for Change – [TRIAL OF Little Red Riding Hood] Nana Kikalishvili/Thea Pipia 6thGRADE 12 years old.
Fishing hook and fish. Hook the students on the lesson. Watch a cartoon. Why didn’t children like the pizza. How did mother solve. The mother gave the children choices.
Imagine that you are on a magic carpet – fly back into your childhood. See clips of three fairy tales. Cindarella, little Red Riding Hood.
Telling the story of the Little Red Riding Hood. According to the pictures in the cartoon, first Keti, then, Tamar, then the next student. The story reaches the stage where the wolf comes to knock on Grannie’s door.
Now I give each group pictures and definitions. Steps in a Jury Trial. Student holds up the picture and the other student has to match the word and definition. Defendant, Prosecutor, judge, Decision made by the jury. One who is called to testify through the court of law.
Selection of the jury.
Jurors are called for the voire dire
Jurors challenged, for cause
The Trial
The judge may deliver remarks to the jury
The attorneys five their opening speeches.
Witnesses are called for direct
The Judge’s chart.
The judge instructions the jury as to what laws apply to the case and what those laws man.
The jury goes into a private room to discuss and the case and reach a decision
The verdict.
The jury returns to the courtroom and the foreperson announces the decision.

Students dress up in into costumes: Little Red Riding hood. The judge, and Little Red Riding Hood, the Wood cutter. Script. Teachers improvise the trial. On the Internet: Mock Trial Script of The Big Bad Wolf v. Curly Pig.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 2

We're on schedule.  Day 2 started with an egg drop led by Kirsten.  We constructed safety vehicles and dropped eggs from a 4th-story window.  IT WAS WICKED FUN!  We had a 50% success rate.  A long but good day of presentations and workshops followed.  Day two ended with an amazing talent show and a sky-lantern launch, followed by a massive dance party in the courtyard.  It was magic (really:).

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Team 3 Takes Home the Gold!

After a grueling basketball challenge, the swim/pool relay kicked off before the Ring Around The Chicken/Cow.  Team 3 takes home a series of Dr. Seuss books and medals.

Judy's Journal - Notes from Sunday, July 8

SUNDAY July 8th, 2012 9:00
What do you want to do and what do you want to accomplish? Meet everyone at the conference. New ideas, relaxing. Staying in contact with the teachers who were in the first cycle workshop, so I am looking for ideas on how to do this, while running the cycle 2 workshops.
Everyone put stickies on the wall with their goals.
New Vision.
Blue Bells: Sharing experiences, getting more information.
Dolphins in the Waves:
Why kind of technology do you use? Power point. Cds. DVDs
Advantages: control of your class, control of content. Control of homework.
Learn how to build a website. Won’t be lost. What is going on in the classroom. Put your syllabus on line. You can reach your classroom through your web site.
Copyright law. Being very careful. Don’t over use the technology, keep focus on the teacher need a google account. Useful for putting up things such as videos, documents, power points. With you can reach everyone.
How can we reach the teachers in a community.
How to build a video in your classroom. Average video length. 3 minutes. Took 25 hours to make. How long to make a video for the classroom. 2 hours.
Be careful of taking pictures of students. Protect student privacy. Get permission from the parents.
Windows movie maker. Video blocks….copyright free. Google: Free copy write music.
Copy write: if I make a picture or a painting, it belongs to me. If someone uses this painting, without my permission, then it is stealing. When we put stuff on ELCEonline, the ELCE movie has music, but Chuck looked for copyright free music
No PRS royalty free music. Real Can download movies from You Tube. Be careful when you download.

GRAMMAR: website
KETI Papava Classroom management
Need a clear target and you need practice. Scrunch the paper and throw in box. And the box kept moving.
We know what we want what target to reach. What kind of rules. Make rules together with students.
Seven things students want to know about the first day of school:
Am I in the right room?
Where am I supposed to sit?
What will be doing this year?
How will I be graded?
What are the rules in this classroom?
Will the teacher treat me as a human being?
Who is the teacher as a person?

What do we need to design a lesson
Pairwork – to get them involved.
Learning styles
Different activities
Previous knowledge
Time management when moving the chairs around….
How do we assign time for each activity

Corrrect …. Can you tell me now, how would you correct a new teacher who is having management problems. Give the instructions and demonstrate how to do something. Why do we need this activity or lesson.

Using Drama in the Classroom Nino Mikeladze Activity for 6thor 7thgrades
Don’t be afraid of acting out the lesson
Builds confidence and helpts students to express themselves
Encourages positive group interaction
Increases the child’s self-awareness as par tof their social sircle.
Attracts the
Consider your aims
Work out your objective
Think about conditions: enough time, space, preparation, materials.
Spend time on your preparation
Reflect on the outcome.
When to use Drama:
In production stage, practice, presention… In miming,
Superstitions in Georgia and Britain.
FLUENCY COMMENTATOR: Get Other students to listen why the actor/actress is responding the bad luck situation and the responses of the those in the audience who are offering good luck advice. Have them give feedback to participants. Keeps students

Which module will this activity be appropriate to:
How can it be adopted. Change countries.
How will you vary it? Diversity through Candy…..

UTILIZING VIDEO CLIPS Tamuna Bajelidze Batumi
How to use Video Clips:
Choose the topic.
Find materials
Power point
Movie maker
Coral Video student
Adobe Flash
Who wants to be a millionaire Play the game.
Program: Will be downloaded

Creative Use of Materials
Nino Maisuradze Kristine & Tsulukidze

Visual….Shows the realia
Auditory -- Drills students on the pronunciation
Kinesthetic – touching feeling the objective

Guessing the answer…. Hidden in a glass case…
Onion Circles:
Hands out one pink colored slip of paper to one person on each the paper. Write down any nationality that you want. Then give a green slip of paper to one of the people at the table. Come to the front of the room and stick the paper to your clothes. Form a circle.
Greet each other in a Japanese way. Then greet the person in a Georgian way. Move step to the right. Imagine you are American people. Imagine you are British people. Imagine that you are from India.
Imagine that you are from Alaska…you are an Eskimo.

Key to creative use of material: Find the right approach and to have a back=up to the back=up (one learning style approach might not be enough. Kinesthetic learning style.

Next: Poster on the wall. Questions. I need the full answers. Students run outside to get questions.
They read the questions and look at the poster to find out answer to the question from the poster.

Writing Workshop – ELTT Judy Elliott

Descriptive, Informatory/Explanatory, Narrative, Cause and Effect, Characteristics, Problem and Solution

Characteristics of Effective Writing Topics/Characteristics of a Good Writing Prompt Topic
  • Participants posted topic under each specific heading, reflecting on the nature of the rhetorical style or topic.

Microteaching - group work – categorizing and summarizing readings into writings, creating and using effective rubrics (Volunteerism module 6)
  • The Sami People, A Message for the Inca King, Chinese Silk, and Professor Hamid and the Lost City
  • Each group micro-taught their lesson plan and discussed their rubric.
After lunch, we finished micro-teaching .

Holistic scoring of Student essays:

Teachers evaluated actual student compositions in groups according to a rubric designed for the topic on: What are two environmental problems that exist in your community and what are two solutions that students your age could do in order to solve these problems.

3 teams evaluated 5 essays and 2 teams evaluated 4 essays. The group scores were compared between group. [Clarification of grading procedures was needed….total of points over three areas: Task Fulfillment, Structure and Accuracy.]

Younger Learners: Strategies:
Matching of pictures with words; using flash cards; fill in the missing letters. Story telling with pictures. How the elephant’s nose became long. Exercise to break up the class: hands up, hands down, stand up, sit down.

ELCE Summer Olympics!

Tonight, we'll have the ELCE Summer Olympics by the pool area. It's a race for gold as you attempt a series of activities designed to bring your team together. You'll have to have at least one member of your team ready to get wet! Medal ceremony after the games for the team with the fastest time!

The institute started! The weather is perfect. Everyone arrived, and we had an opening toast. Kirsten led us in our first activity, building teams. Chuck explained how to play ASSASSINS!, and Peter took the lead and organized a movie. Walks along the beach, shopping trips into town, and today, we really begin to work. Assassins has officially begun! Remember, the conference area and the dining hall are SAFE areas. The day starts at 9:00 AM sharp. Photos coming shortly!