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.

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