Teacher Development and Leadership October 16 th to 18th 2009 Chicago Alwiya S. Omar Indiana University, Bloomington.
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Teacher Development and Leadership October 16 th to 18th 2009 Chicago Alwiya S. Omar Indiana University, Bloomington
Preparing Teachers to Teach in STARTALK Programs Startalk Professional Development Course for Swahili Instructors: Theory and Practice - Summer 2009 (http://councilnet.org/startalk/) PROGRAM DIRECTOR: - Dr. Antonia Folarin Schleicher INSTRUCTORS : - Dr. Antonia Folarin Schleicher (UW-Madison) - Dr. Alwiya Saleh Omar (Indiana University) - Dr. Kiarie John Wa Njogu ( Yale University)
Major focus of the program Standards-based instruction Backward Curriculum Design Assessment Differentiated instruction Reflection, collaboration and accessibility Hands-on training in the communicative approach Some program documents are available at http://councilnet.org/startalk/downloads.html
Reflection, collaboration, and accessibility Group discussion How have you integrated participant reflection, collaboration, and accessibility in your teacher programs?
Reflection On STARTALK Swahili Google group site, participant post - participant expectations - daily reflection - e-portfolio - post program reflection
Hands-on training in the communicative approach - Discussion of theories and practice by lead teachers - Demos by team leaders - Microteaching by workshop attendees - Follow up with self reflection and debriefing by fellow participants and lead teachers Volunteers students
Microteaching self reflection What are the objectives of your lesson and were you able to achieve these goals? What pleased you about this lesson? What would you do differently and why?
Microteaching debriefing Has the instructor ………. a. used the target language (and English) appropriately? b. demonstrated a highly organized presentation, which includes making students aware of the lesson’s goals? c. made effective use of technology & teaching materials (board, visuals, realia, handouts, etc.)? d. demonstrated an enthusiasm and vitality while teaching? e. actively involved students throughout the presentation and checks continuously for students' understanding?
Microteaching debriefing Has the instructor ………. g. used IIP (Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational) effectively? Rate the effectiveness of each with 5 being Excellent; Comment on each Interpersonal 12 345 Comment: Interpretive12345 Comment: Presentational12345 Comment:
Any questions? Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit STARTALK Professional Development Course for Swahili Instructors: Theory and Practice - Summer 2009 web page at http://councilnet.org/startalk/ THANK YOU