Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The 3rd ELCE Competition for Teacher Generated Materials

Dear ELCE-II /Cycle 2 and ITTSC Participant English Teachers,

The third ELCE-II Competition for Teacher Generated Materials starts NOW! J

This means that you can start submitting your lesson plans (and handouts that come with it) already today, December 15, 2015. The lesson plan and supplementary materials (handouts /presentations) should include the name and school of the author and also - the grade it is intended for. You should send the materials to: nana.ioseliani@ph-int.org . Each participant can submit only ONE lesson plan. Deadline for submitting the lesson plans is January 15, 2016. You should also send me your personal e-mail address, so that we are able to register you on our special Virtual Office (VO) platform that will be used for rating the lesson plans.

Here’s what will happen after you submit your lesson plans:
·            We will register all the materials and upload them to our blog www.elce-online.com and our Virtual Office (that some of you have already obtained the access to when rating your colleagues lesson plans earlier this month). The name of the author for each lesson plan will be registered but it will not be indicated on the blog or the VO to ensure transparency and impartiality when rating the lesson plan. Only the grade/class will be mentioned.  
·            All the participants are required to go online and rate the lesson plans based on a special rubric. Instructions for rating will follow shortly. The cumulative sum of points that each of you collect will depend not only on the results of the rating of your lesson plan, but also, on how many lesson plans (of your colleagues) you will rate.
·            Rating of the lesson plans will start on February 1, 2016 and will end on February 15, 2016.  
·            Just like last time, we will have three categories: elementary grades (1-5); secondary grades (6-9); high school grades (10-12) and consequently, there will be three winners (one per category).
·            The winners will be awarded with a certificate and a gift (now you know that the gift is worthy to fight for J).
·            Please, note that the competition is not region specific.  All the participants will be competing with one another.  

The assessment/rating rubric will consist of the following questions:
1.     Does the lesson plan include clearly stated pedagogical, language and civic education objectives?
2.     Does the lesson plan focus on the learner & gives evidence of activities which include all students?
3.     Do the activities reflect logical steps toward achievement of objective?
4.     Do the activities contain scaffolding – through specific directions and/or handouts?
5.     Does the final activity show evidence that learners have achieved the objective?
6.     Does the lesson plan incorporate communicative approach to language?
7.     Is the material engaging and age/level specific?
8.     Does the lesson plan contain enough specific instructions to enable a teacher to use the lesson plan without having attended the ELCE workshops.  

Each of the above stated rubric questions will have three possible answers with relevant points:
Yes = 4 points
Partially = 2 points
No = 0 points

Each of you will get one additional point for rating each of your colleagues’ lesson plans.
Thus the cumulative sum of your points will equal the rating your colleagues gave you + number of lesson plans you rated.

Please, feel free to contact us for any additional questions. Good luck,