Scaffolding for success- Guided Inquiry, storyboarding and ICT TESOL Seminar - Information Technology: strategies for supporting ESL students, 2012 Ian McLean, Teacher-librarian, Penrith PS
Why me?Enthusiasm!A practitioner in Web 2.0(BBS, blogging, Wikipedia in areas ofinterest) - ICT“Learning together”Circle TimeTracking and sharing the students’learning journey – “Guided Inquiry”.
Penrith Public SchoolOutskirts of western SydneyTwo to three classes per gradeTwo hearing support classes: K-3, 1-40.63 Reading Recovery (6students/day)Full time STLA (2 teachers jobshare).
ESL learners at Penrith PS128 students out of 403 are LBOTE36 home languages (includingPersian/Farsi/Dari/Arabic, Tokelauan,Vietnamese, Punjabi, Filipino, Shona, Malay,Thai)0.8 ESL teacher supports 54 ESL students (and3 ESL students have hearing support)19 are Phase 1; 30 are Phase 2; 5 are Phase 3Saturday language school (Farsi & Dari).
Other supportRainbow CottageReading tutor program with trainedvolunteers and paid teachers aides (PSPfunding - till 2013)Buddy reading and community readingpicnicsTutor buddies - sight word flashcards;shared reading“Racing to Read” - fluency.
Circle TimeProvides a nurturingenvironment, models oralresponses, opportunities forvocabulary building, retelling eventsThree rules: only one person speaksat a time (eg. wand); you can pass ifyou need to; we don’t put anyonedown.
Supporting our ESL studentsCultural experiences & behavioursCreating a stress free environmentComprehensible input - visual aidsLanguage development - in context.
Leading learninga clear vision for the future oflearning we wish to see in ourschoolsbuild from our own experience, andlearn by doingchart the learning - ie. demonstrateexcellence through evidence-basedpractice - Dr Ross J Todd, 2008.
Web 2.0The challenge: “What will you dodifferently on Monday to incorporateWeb 2.0 into your teaching?”“If I wait till I’m ready, I’ll never beready” - Mepenrithpslibrary.pbworks.com
Using Web 2.0Gold quest blogNewspaper clipping generator
ESL students using Web 2.0• Talking tomatoes• Talking owls• Wizard text generator• A cigarette packet (anti-smoking – Secondary).
Other Web 2.0Booked Inn: ianmclean.edublogs.oPenrith PS rappers & bloggersQR codes!