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This presentation conveys initial findings based on a research project on Ball State university with English Learners in a project-based learning pilot. The findings are not complete but were ...

This presentation conveys initial findings based on a research project on Ball State university with English Learners in a project-based learning pilot. The findings are not complete but were presented to my senior seminar class as an initial findings presentation.

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanfora/4226971769/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/evilmidori/3555171534/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cailisi/3560489176/
  • Implementing Project-Based Learning to Level 5 students at Ball State University: External Action Research on Attitudes and Assessments. Josh Zimmerman
  • Geographic Distribution of Immigrants 11.3% 11% 6.7% 5% 4% 35% Echevarría, Jana, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah J. Short. Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model . Boston, MA: Pearson, 2008. *These six states account for three-fourths of all immigrant children. View slide
  • Growth from 1993-2003 Echevarría, Jana, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah J. Short. Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model . Boston, MA: Pearson, 2008. 200% 200% 200% 200% 200% 200% 500% View slide
  • EL ESL EFL ESOL TESOL INTESOL AAAL ADS LFS ELP TOEFL SLA L1 L2 NS TL TC ELF ELL IEI NC PBL SBL LA EL ZPD
  • What does it mean? http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=818531&id=1386984963
  • A Foundation
    • IEI
    • PBL
    • My practicum
    http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CentersandInstitutes/Rinker/IEI.aspx
  • Objectives
    • To determine the effect of school culture differences on students’ attitudes and adaptability
    • To determine the effectiveness of PBL as an instrument of learning and assessment
    http://chineseflagship.osu.edu/graduate/news/osu_ranked.html
  • Literature Review
    • Origins of PBL found in activating cognition
    • Three skill sets addressed through PBL and multimedia learning:
      • Hard skills
      • Soft skills
      • Using a personal computer for routine tasks
    • Multiple intelligences
    • Emotional quotient
  • Literature Review con’t
    • Cultural lens
      • Acculturation process
    • L. Robert Kohls
      • “ The Values Americans Live By”
    • ESL classroom = opportunity
    • Scaffolding
    • Student portfolios
    http://www.examiner.com/x-6361-SF-Womens-Fashion-Examiner~y2009m6d16-I-heart-Sunglasses-in-US-flag-print--summer-neon
  • Research Questions
    • What effect does PBL have on ELs’ attitudes?
    • How do differing cultural patterns impact classroom expectations?
    • To what extent do teachers view pedagogical variation to be effective with ELs?
    • How effective is PBL as an assessment measure?
  • Methods
    • Observations
    • Interviews
      • Three IEI professors
      • Students
    • Course evaluations
    • Triangulation
    http://www.the405club.com/post/481609543/my-favorite-interview-questions
  • Findings
    • Students:
      • Initial: mixed, most found it difficult
      • Different teaching approach
      • End: saw integration, changed perspectives
    • Teachers:
      • Unexpected issues arose, primarily with culture
      • Structural, organizational approaches questioned
      • Evaluated the process as well as students
      • Culture, age, time
  • Themes
    • Teamwork
      • Assists language development
      • Assists teacher cooperation and communication
    • English for “real purposes”
      • Immersive learning
        • Immediate needs
      • Cultural mixing
        • English as foundation, less reliance on native language
      • Communicative
  • Themes con’t
    • Attitudes
      • Students see practicality
        • Versus standard IEI courses
      • Creativity, choices
    • Assessment
      • No different for professors
      • On-going (formative)
        • Mid-Session Expo, journals, content classes
      • Content and language are taught, measured
    http://seattlecentral.edu/faculty/mvillarba/CHEM162/index.html
  • Conclusion
    • Practical
    • Effective
    • Communicative environment
    • Prepares for academic classes
    • Increases language learning
    • Applicable/adaptable to multiple settings
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  • Works Cited
    • Adger, Carolyn Temple, Walt Wolfram, and Donna Christian. Dialects in Schools and Communities . Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., 2007.
    • Brown, H. Douglas. Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices . White Plains, NY: Longman, 2004.
    • Brown, H. Douglas. Principles of Language Learning and Teaching . White Plains, NY: Longman, 2000.
    • “ Development and Implementation of Student Portfolios in Foreign Language Program.” Ex. Dir. Dr. Duarte Silva. California Foreign Language Project, Stanford U . 20 Feb 2010. <http://www.stanford.edu/group/CFLP/research/portfolio/portfolio1.html>
    • Díaz‑Rico, Lynne T. Strategies for Teaching English Learners . Boston, MA: Pearson, 2008.
    • Echevarría, Jana, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah J. Short. Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model . Boston, MA: Pearson, 2008.
    • Gray, David E. Doing Research in the Real World . Los Angeles: Sage, 2009.
    • Hollins, Etta R. Culture in School Learning: Revealing the Deep Meaning . Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., 1996.
  • Works Cited con’t
    • Houghton Mifflin’s Project‑Based Learning Space . Dev. Anthony Petrosino. 21 February 2010 < http://college.cengage.com/education/pbl/index.html>
    • Kohls, Robert L. “The Values Americans Live By.” Washington International Center . 1984. Claremont McKenna College. 21 February 2010 <http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/math/alee/extra/American_values.html>
    • Lightbown, Patsy M., and Nina Spada. How Languages are Learned . Oxford: Oxford U Press, 2006.
    • Lustig, Myron W., and Jolene Koester. Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication across Cultures . Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2010.
    • Poehner, Matthew E. “Group Dynamic Assessment: Mediation for the L2 Classroom.” TESOL Quarterly 43 (2009): 471-491.
    • Simkins, Michael, et al. Increasing Student Learning Through Multimedia Projects . Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2002.
    • Trumbull, Elise, and Beverly Farr. Language and Learning: What Teachers Need to Know . Norwood, MA: Christopher‑Gordon Publishers, Inc., 2005.
    • Web Magazine Project: Level 5, Spring semester / Session 3 . Ed. Mr. Constantin Schreiber and Dr. Thinsan. Ball State U. 19 Feb 2010 <http://pbl.iweb.bsu.edu/>