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  • 1. Languages and ICT:Share and Dare to Be Free!Isabelle Jones
  • 2. •Threats and opportunities•Share to know•Share to grow•Share to flourish•Dare to be free
  • 3. Team Starter: 2 minutes...Communicating in a foreign language makes you feel … (one word)
  • 4. Team StarterCommunicating in a foreign language makes you feel …
  • 5. • The great CPD gap: school-based or …?• ITT provision: change in the nature of partnership between universities and schools
  • 6. • Consultations on National Curriculum and Primary Languages
  • 7. • Consultations on National Curriculum and Primary Languages
  • 8. The road ahead?
  • 9. The road ahead?
  • 10. • OFSTED•Observations•Exam pressure•Teachers’ “default teaching mode”and willingness to innovate/take risks.
  • 11. Evidence of planning
  • 12. • The E-Bac• School context and ethos• Perception of our subject within school by students and other departments
  • 13. Key QuestionAre we… or are we… ?
  • 14. Time to re-focus on our main aim…
  • 15. What kind of language learners do you want? • Confident speakers • Passionate and committed • Creative and spontaneous • Learners with balanced language skills (receptive AND productive)/ good literacy skills • Learners with a strong awareness of the countries where the Target Language is spoken • Independent • Resilient
  • 16. GCSE Skills and Independence• Cope with a greater degree of unpredictability Student independence: phonic rules, use of dictionary& verb tables.• Understand and use more accurately a widening range ofvocabulary and structures, including some unfamiliar language=>intercultural understanding, inferences from English and/orother known language, use of para-linguistic clues (visuals, tone ofvoice, bold, italics etc…), memorisation techniques.• Understand and discuss issues and opinions =>Knowledge of a range of structures, connectives and synonyms,linking ideas & points of view in a well-organised way.• Give full description and accounts=>proofreading ability, peer assessment & support, memorisationtechniques. AQA GCSE specification-context and purposes
  • 17. Share to know: Fostering student independence• Getting ideas to develop Independence and standards of learning & teaching• Facts about set-ups to develop better learners and better linguists (e.g. time allocation, KS2-3 transition)• Find out about good practice to future-proof our linguists (to A Level and beyond…)
  • 18. Share to know:Developing speaking• Teacher use of the Target Language• Opportunities for students to speak the language for a real purpose• Safe environment for speaking• Pronunciation and student confidence: for or against choral repetition?• Something to aim for: Group Talk
  • 19. What should we do? Get involved!
  • 20. Share to know
  • 21. Share to know:Social Media and Web ToolsTwitter MFL resourcesDiigo TES FlickrPinterest SlideshareYouTube BloggerFacebook
  • 22. Share to know #mfltwitteratti
  • 23. Share to know
  • 24. Share to know
  • 25. Share to know
  • 26. Share to knowTeaching topics RepinBoard by topic ButtonFollow each other Mobile app
  • 27. Share to know
  • 28. Share to know isabellejones
  • 29. Share to know
  • 30. Share to know • Yahoo groups- mfl resources Join the yahoo group from this page
  • 31. Share to knowTES Resources
  • 32. Share to know
  • 33. Share to know
  • 34. Share to grow
  • 35. Share to grow
  • 36. Share to grow
  • 37. Share to flourish
  • 38. Share to flourish What is creativity? One ingredient: Divergent thinking“I define Creativity as the process of having original ideas that have value”Sir Ken Robinson
  • 39. Share to flourishWhat does creativity look like in the classroom? • Students are actively and emotionally engaged • Different learning styles are catered for • Students have ownership of at least some of the content • Students are given time to explore and research • There is built-in time for students to reflect on their learning and improve the outcome • Students make connections between different curriculum areas and their own experiences • Questioning is actively encouraged ideas connections
  • 40. Share to flourishHow can Social Media Support The Development of Creativity in The Languages Classroom?•By sharing ideas with teachers that may have tried similaractivities before: practicalities, pitfalls•By providing examples of ready-made and tried-and-testedresources•By providing an interaction with a worldwide audience•By providing a source of advice, support and peer-to-peertraining for language teachers
  • 41. Share to flourishArt: colours and descriptions, biographies, use of visualsand 3D “hooks”Music: rhymes, sounds and rhythmDrama: role-play/ puppetsHistory: a new slant on what the familiar e.g. ww2Geography: Barcelona, Paris, the environment, fair tradeDance: cultural aspects, use movement to rememberMedia studies: looking at advertising or short filmsCultural awareness and identity: celebrate & promotediversity through using pictures, music, the French &Spanish-speaking world…
  • 42. Share to flourish• Factors affecting the way we teach/ students learn (Is the cross-curricular strategy transferable?)• Foreign language learning and teaching-a unique part of the curriculum?• Wholeschool/ Faculty tools to support the development of students’ independence (PLTS/SEAL/ICT-grammar, phonics/AFL)
  • 43. Share to flourishAre you ready to go boldly? 15 Nov2012
  • 44. Key Answer
  • 45. Dare to be Free
  • 46. One last thing…
  • 47. Languages and ICT:Share and Dare to Be Free!Isabelle Jones
  • 48. Photo Credits • • • • • • • • • • • • •