Sunday, July 8, 2012

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.

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