Resources for the PCV

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Resources for the PCV

  1. 1. Resources for the PCV
  2. 2. A little about me…~ I am most recentlyfrom Phoenix, Arizona~ I live inBerezanka, Ukraine~ I arrived in Ukrainewith group 41, in March2011~ I have been a teacherfor almost 10 years
  3. 3. What that means: I have experience with teaching—preparing and implementing lessons, classroom management, and educational policy/procedure
  4. 4. What that DOESN‟T mean:I was familiar with, andprepared for, teaching inUkraine and the unique setof challenges we all facehere: languagebarriers, different schooland community culture, lackof technology and otherresources
  5. 5. So, about these resources…
  6. 6. So, about these resources…~ What are the challenges of Ukrainianclassrooms for a Peace Corps Volunteer?
  7. 7. So, about these resources…~ What are the challenges of Ukrainianclassrooms for a Peace Corps Volunteer?~ Why not just teach from the book?
  8. 8. Hmmmm….the book….Oftentimes, the books are greatresources, of course!However, sometimes there areerrors, or lessons that aren‟talways helpful or at yourstudents‟ current level…
  9. 9. Plus, let‟s be honest…Which ismore fun?
  10. 10. Plus, let‟s be honest…Which ismore fun?
  11. 11. So, about these resources…~ What are the challenges of Ukrainianclassrooms for a Peace Corps Volunteer?  Lack of technology  Lack of resources  Language barriers  Different expectations and procedures  Lack of funds
  12. 12. Remember your purpose whenfacing these challenges:
  13. 13. Remember your purpose whenfacing these challenges:
  14. 14. Remember your purpose whenfacing these challenges:
  15. 15. Remember your purpose whenfacing these challenges:
  16. 16. Remember your purpose whenfacing these challenges:
  17. 17. Remember your purpose whenfacing these challenges:
  18. 18. Remember your purpose whenfacing these challenges:
  19. 19. Why “RAISE”?As volunteers, we are here to raisethe expectations that we have ofourselves as individuals, theexpectations that others have of us asvolunteers, and the school andcommunity‟s expectations of thegreatness that they can achieve…inany way we can.
  20. 20. Resources help you achieve thesegoals… Increase student motivation and engagement Provide sustainable resources for teachers Create sustainable lessons and activities for future students/teachers Change methodology to increase retention and application
  21. 21. Types of resources
  22. 22. Types of resources~1. Hard Copies/Physical Resources
  23. 23. Types of resources~1. Hard Copies/Physical Resources~2. Electronic Resources
  24. 24. Types of resources~ 1. Hard Copies/Physical Resources~ 2. Electronic Resources~ 3. Consumable Resources
  25. 25. Types of resources~ 1. Hard Copies/Physical Resources~ 2. Electronic Resources~ 3. Consumable Resources~ 4. Sustainable Resources
  26. 26. Physical ResourcesWhat kinds of things should I have?
  27. 27. Physical ResourcesWhat kinds of things should I have?~Here‟s a tip: Keep a binder (or several) fully stocked and organized with „stock‟ flashcards, dialogues, activities, board games, and puzzles. You can reuse them for MANY different activities and lessons.
  28. 28. Please take notes in your flipbook!
  29. 29. Please take notes in your flipbook! Flipbook instructions: http://www.slideshare.net/jacob ina142/flipbook-instructions- 15029499
  30. 30. Flashcards
  31. 31. FlashcardsIntroduce newvocabularyMany differentactivitiesEngages students
  32. 32. Students enjoy them!
  33. 33. Put your fingerover the wordand push up;there you haveall you need toknow!
  34. 34. Games
  35. 35. GamesUse flashcards inMatching GamesBoard GamesMemory Games
  36. 36. Matching Games
  37. 37. Board Games
  38. 38. Memory Games
  39. 39. Model Sentences
  40. 40. Model SentencesSimple or DifficultUse flashcards ordialogues
  41. 41. For example:Adjectives
  42. 42. For example:Adjectives
  43. 43. Or…A “4 Corners” Activity
  44. 44. A “4 Corners” Activity isgood for little kids…
  45. 45. A “4 Corners” Activity isgood for little kids…or bigones!
  46. 46. Origami
  47. 47. OrigamiOrigami “Books”for new words“About Me”
  48. 48. About Me(with model sentences)
  49. 49. Origami “Books”
  50. 50. Origami Book Instructions
  51. 51. Graphic Organizers
  52. 52. Graphic OrganizersMapsChartsPictures
  53. 53. Maps
  54. 54. Maps
  55. 55. Student-Made Maps
  56. 56. Charts and other visual methodshelp children learn…
  57. 57. Wonderful for little kids
  58. 58. …and for big kids, too!
  59. 59. Puzzles, Pictures, andPosters
  60. 60. Remember to RE-USE!
  61. 61. Example: My People Flashcards
  62. 62. I use them to teach the theme Family
  63. 63. I use them to teach aboutLocations and Prepositions
  64. 64. I use them to teach aboutDescriptions and Adjectives
  65. 65. Reduce your workload!Creating a set of “stock” resources that can be usedto teach many different themes helps you reduceyour workload. You create the resources once, butwith proper organization and storage, use them manytimes.
  66. 66. Here are some examples of“Stock” Resource themes:
  67. 67. Here are some examples of“Stock” Resource themes: Animals At the Zoo On the Farm
  68. 68. Here are some examples of“Stock” Resource themes: Fruits and Vegetables
  69. 69. Here are some examples of“Stock” Resource themes: Seasons and Months
  70. 70. Here are some examples of“Stock” Resource themes:
  71. 71. Here are some examples of“Stock” Resource themes: Adjectives and Model Sentences
  72. 72. Here are some examples of“Stock” Resource themes:
  73. 73. Here are some examples of“Stock” Resource themes: Home and Furniture
  74. 74. Here are some examples of“Stock” Resource themes: Board Games
  75. 75. These are useful… In many different lessons in school In English clubs for children In English clubs for beginner adults In tutoring sessions In „emergency‟ situations
  76. 76. Some thoughts on ElectronicResourcesDon‟t overlook the power of yourInternet connection.With it you can:~Use resources from other PCV‟s~Find examples, texts, and activities~Share your resources with PCV‟s andyour community
  77. 77. Some thoughts on Consumableversus Sustainable ResourcesIt is true that many of your resources will bemade out of paper goods and, therefore, willnot last forever.However, you can make them moresustainable if you share them by creatingblogs, PowerPoint presentations, ordocuments that you can post online forothers to access.
  78. 78. And now you are thinking…
  79. 79. And now you are thinking…
  80. 80. No Worries!Trust Me…It‟s easy.
  81. 81. Invest in a Children’s Book Copy or trace pictures Follow themes Use translations
  82. 82. Or trace from the Internet!You can find just about anythingif you use the word “clipart”
  83. 83. Where do you get resources to make resources?1. You may need to invest a little at first (think „the dollar store‟)
  84. 84. Where do you get resources to make resources?1. You may need to invest a little at first (think „the dollar store‟)2. Gifts from kids and parents
  85. 85. Where do you get resources to make resources?1. You may need to invest a little at first (think „the dollar store‟)2. Gifts from kids and parents3. Encourage friends and family to send things from the USA
  86. 86. Where do you get resources to make resources?1. You may need to invest a little at first (think „the dollar store‟)2. Gifts from kids and parents3. Encourage friends and family to send things from the USA4. Use all your resources
  87. 87. “Use ALL my resources? Like what?”1. Charity (think Darien Book Aid)
  88. 88. Darien Book Aidprovides 20 lbsof books free toPeace CorpsVolunteers
  89. 89. “Use ALL my resources? Like what?”1. Charity (think Darien Book Aid)2. Old copybooks often still have clean paper in them that can help in many crafts/activities
  90. 90. “Use ALL my resources? Like what?”1. Charity (think Darien Book Aid)2. Old copybooks often still have clean paper in them that can help in many crafts/activities3. Old bottles
  91. 91. For Example…
  92. 92. For Example…Voila! Organizers!Use an iron and some paper tokeep kids safe!
  93. 93. “Use ALL my resources? Like what?”1. Charity (think Darien Book Aid)2. Old copybooks often still have clean paper in them that can help in many crafts/activities3. Old bottles4. Remember to reuse all the resources you have already made
  94. 94. “Use ALL my resources? Like what?”1. Charity (think Darien Book Aid)2. Old copybooks often still have clean paper in them that can help in many crafts/activities3. Old bottles4. Remember to reuse all the resources you have already made5. Potatoes
  95. 95. Potatoes?
  96. 96. Potatoes? Yes, potatoes.
  97. 97. And, remember….You aren‟t the first PCV in Ukraine.Others have been here too and,generally, we love to help each other.
  98. 98. And, remember….You aren‟t the first PCV in Ukraine.Others have been here tooand, generally, we love to help eachother.Contact me:TheSMcDonough@gmail.com
  99. 99. Other websites you may want towrite down:Darien Book Aidwww.darienbookaid.org/My blog:http://misssarahinberezanka.blogspot.com/
  100. 100. From here, you can access:1. English Club for Primary Schoolers2. English Club for Secondary Schoolers3. TEFL Teaching Strategies and Ideas4. Complete United States Country Studies Unit
  101. 101. Any Questions?
  102. 102. Дякую за увагу!

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