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Teacher Programs: Site Visit Observations 2008 STARTALK
The Big Picture:  What We Can Observe <ul><li>PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Content <ul><li>Alignment between what is taught and what is proposed to be taught </li></ul><ul><li>Whether the topics ar...
Instruction <ul><li>Delivery and classroom interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecturing vs. modeling of different instructi...
Materials and Technology <ul><li>Readings and materials are appropriate for participants: linguistic, pedagogical, and rel...
Assessment <ul><li>A variety of assessment tools are used, including formative and summative </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment ...
Learning Environment &  Course Management <ul><li>The physical environment and facility are comfortable for adults and con...
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION <ul><li>1. Administration:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is efficient, organized, and effective </li></ul>...
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION <ul><li>1. Program Facility and Institutional Support:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The STARTALK program ...
Additional and Summative Comments <ul><li>Do you have any additional observations and comments that are not captured on th...
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  1. 1. Teacher Programs: Site Visit Observations 2008 STARTALK
  2. 2. The Big Picture: What We Can Observe <ul><li>PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials and Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum alignment with Startalk standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program facility and institutional support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site visit </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Content <ul><li>Alignment between what is taught and what is proposed to be taught </li></ul><ul><li>Whether the topics are appropriate and relevant for participants and meet their perceived and real needs </li></ul><ul><li>Whether content is differentiated for participants of diverse background: novice vs. experienced, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Instruction <ul><li>Delivery and classroom interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecturing vs. modeling of different instructional strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing give and take of discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities are purposefully organized around a central theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants understand both the “why” and the “how” of an activity or technique </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants are encouraged to collaborate while having the opportunity to work independently </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Valuing participants’ input and questioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication occurs at all levels, from participants to participants, instructors to participants and vice versa </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Materials and Technology <ul><li>Readings and materials are appropriate for participants: linguistic, pedagogical, and related to the program content </li></ul><ul><li>Materials serve a purpose and are drawn by instructors and participants as references </li></ul><ul><li>Materials and technology are available and easily accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and using of technological tools is integrated into program and curriculum design </li></ul>
  6. 6. Assessment <ul><li>A variety of assessment tools are used, including formative and summative </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment requires participants to demonstrate and transfer their learning to teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Required assignments are part of course assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Participants can reflect on and talk about their professional growth related to the program </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence that feedback is being incorporated into program improvement </li></ul>
  7. 7. Learning Environment & Course Management <ul><li>The physical environment and facility are comfortable for adults and conducive for learning </li></ul><ul><li>There is a sense of learning community </li></ul><ul><li>Time is well managed and any change is communicated ahead of time </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone interacts in a friendly and respectful way </li></ul>
  8. 8. PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION <ul><li>1. Administration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is efficient, organized, and effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All staff and participants’ needs are referenced and addressed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Curriculum Alignment with STARTALK Standards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence of STARTALK Standards (templates or matrices) are implemented and referenced </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION <ul><li>1. Program Facility and Institutional Support: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The STARTALK program is being referred to or treated as a source of pride and joy, instead of a burden or trouble </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence of institutional support and connection to the institution-at-large </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Site Visit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site visit is received and conducted as planned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence of preparation for the visit </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Additional and Summative Comments <ul><li>Do you have any additional observations and comments that are not captured on the checklist? </li></ul><ul><li>Did anything strike you as exceptional that is worth noting? </li></ul><ul><li>In a few sentences, how would you sum up your team’s site visit observations of and experiences about the program that will be of use to STARTALK Central and to the program? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thank you!
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