Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

New Primary English Classroom Model

854 views

Published on

Presentation given at FAAPI in Cordoba, Argentina in September 2015 about the Plan Ceibal English model of remote teaching via video-conferencing

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

New Primary English Classroom Model

  1. 1. Graham Stanley graham.stanley@britishcouncil.org Gricelda Martinez Valentina Dubini New Primary English Classroom Model
  2. 2. New Primary English Classroom Model Content • Part 1 – Background to the project Graham Stanley, British Council • Part 2 – Working with remote teachers Gricelda Martinez, Classroom Teacher • Part 3 – The road to empowerment: Teacher mentoring in Ceibal en Ingles Valentina Dubini, Plan Ceibal Mentor • Q&A from the audience
  3. 3. New Primary English Classroom Model BRITISH COUNCIL • The British Council is the UK’s official organisation for cultural and educational relations • We are a not-for-profit organisation. • We are present on six continents and over 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day • Our purpose is to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries • We do this through making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, and making a lasting difference to the UK’s international standing, prosperity and security.
  4. 4. The Plan Ceibal en Inglés project in Uruguay is at the vanguard of a new way of teaching English in the primary classroom. One lesson is taught remotely, with the English teacher beamed into the classroom via video-conferencing and then there are two follow-up practice lessons, facilitated by a classroom teacher (CT) who does not necessarily speak much English. New Primary English Classroom Model
  5. 5. Use of technology in only one innovation of Ceibal en Inglés The real innovation is in the team teaching between CT & RT New Primary English Classroom Model
  6. 6. New Primary English Classroom Model BACKGROUND • Started 2007 with distribution of XO-1 laptops (ceibalitas) • By 2009 Uruguay became first country in world to have given one laptop to every primary school student • By 2009, 350,000 children & 16,000 teachers had received ceibalitas • No cost wireless Internet connection in all state schools • Fiber optic connections progressively replacing these • Video conferencing equipment being installed in all schools http://www.ceibal.edu.uy Plan Ceibal
  7. 7. New Primary English Classroom Model • In 2012 the British Council was selected by Plan Ceibal to project manage Ceibal en Inglés (Ceibal English), delivering remote teaching via video conferencing in Uruguayan primary schools. • Goal = provide access to English language learning to primary students (grades 4-6) and their teachers all over Uruguay. • Because of a lack of trained/qualified English teachers, Ceibal English uses remote teachers (RTs) via video conferencing • Additionally, classroom teachers (CTs) are taught English via moderator- supported English course (LearnEnglish Pathways) http://uruguay.britishcouncil.org Ceibal English
  8. 8. New Primary English Classroom Model • Proof of concept pilot phase 2012 - 20 primary schools; 1,000 Year 4 learners (aged 10-11) • March 2013 expansion: 500 classes; 96 schools; Years 4,5 & 6 • July 2013 expansion: 1,000 classes • March 2014 expansion: 2,100 classes • June 2015: Universal access 3,300 classes (c. 85,000+ learners) http://uruguay.britishcouncil.org Ceibal English
  9. 9. New Primary English Classroom Model 3 x 45 minutes per wk. Lesson A – RT via VC Lessons B & C – CT Team Teaching Weekly coordination between RT ^ CT CTs learning English through online self-access course Remote Classes
  10. 10. Philippines Uruguay the experience of being a remote teacher Argentina
  11. 11. https://vimeo.com/126996354
  12. 12. New ways of working / new place to work
  13. 13. Plan of Teaching Points Remote Teaching Centre British Council Montevideo 2015
  14. 14. Remote Teaching Centre British Council Buenos Aires
  15. 15. Challenge of team teaching at a distance
  16. 16. Coordination Weekly meeting between RT and CT in Spanish Both need to agree on what is going to happen in classes A, B and C CT reports on progress Teachers coordinate via:- • VC • Skype • Telephone • Google hangouts • Whatsapp, SMS, Email
  17. 17. New Primary English Classroom Model Detailed lesson plans for classes A, B & C Coordination allows CTs to do the B & C practice lessons even though they do not know much (any) English Materials
  18. 18. New skillset required for teachers New Primary English Classroom Model
  19. 19. The importance of ‘camera presence’ RT Maria Eugenia
  20. 20. New Primary English Classroom Model RT Daisy & CT Omar The importance of teamwork CT Maria Ines Cuadrado CT Andres Amilivia RT Mariela Masuyama
  21. 21. Intercultural communication
  22. 22. New Primary English Classroom Model Supporting teachers
  23. 23. New Primary English Classroom Model Supporting CTs and RTs: face-to-face training
  24. 24. New Primary English Classroom Model Supporting CTs and RTs: online training and observation
  25. 25. New Primary English Classroom Model Sharing student work Between classes
  26. 26. New Primary English Classroom Model Submitting student work
  27. 27. New Primary English Classroom Model
  28. 28. New Primary English Classroom Model Correcting student work
  29. 29. New Primary English Classroom Model Results: Assessment and Evaluation: Impact Test August 2013 (baseline) and December 2013 Aims: Evaluate differences:- Pilot groups March 2013 groups July 2013 groups Groups not studying English grammar/vocab test only Excluded children studying English outside school
  30. 30. New Primary English Classroom Model Results: Assessment and Evaluation: Impact Test 2013 Average scores by grade and time of test
  31. 31. New Primary English Classroom Model Results: Assessment and Evaluation: Adaptive Test 2014 All 4th, 5th & 6th grade students studying English Programa Escuelas Grupos % Ceibal en Inglés 383 2.128 64 Segundas Lenguas 269 1.181 36 Total 652 3.309 100
  32. 32. New Primary English Classroom Model Results: Assessment and Evaluation: Adaptive Test 2014 Example test items Mira la foto y completa la oración con la opción correcta. I can’t move my ___________. I hurt myself playing tennis. A arm B knee C leg Completa la oración con la opción correcta. This is my dog. It __________ in a kennel A Sleeps B Sleep C sleeping
  33. 33. New Primary English Classroom Model Results: Assessment and Evaluation: Adaptive Test 2014 0 “dog” 1 “is browm is short” “el dog es mols, have tail , eyes blak , les gusta nadar y saltar” 2 “It is a brown dog is eating more food likes meat. is the old boy has a cachoro. can sleep inside and out.” “this is tito tito is brown is large Hall has eyes blak short legs you like run” 3 “this is dog it is brow body, has got four legs , one tail, one black nose, big two black eyes , small two ears.” “my pet is big she name is yago she is brow she like run and est she dont like fly she like meat she doesent fish” 4 “luna is my dog He is grey and withe He is 18 years old He can swim bomb and fight He bomb fight and run He likes football the dosen`t like eating He hates cat I LOVE MY DOG :)” “his has got two black eyes,four short legs and one tail short he like fish he doesn't like watermelon it can run,swim and jump it can't walk” 5 “This is my pet. Its name is Choncho and it is brown. It has four legs and in my opinion is the best dog in the world. It is seven years old and was born in Montevideo. Its favorite food is the meat and the milk. It likes walking on the beach and doesn't like the storm. It have a little house in the garden of my house. It is very inteligent, I love my pet!”
  34. 34. New Primary English Classroom Model Results: Assessment and Evaluation: Adaptive Test 2014 % 26% 30% 40% 3% % 27% 30% 38% 5% A0 A1- A1+ A2- A2+ En % de alumnos que hicieron la prueba Ceibal en Inglés Segundas Lenguas  56% of the Ceibal en Inglés students reached A1 compared to 57% of Segundas Lenguas.  43% of students in both programmes reached A2.
  35. 35. “It is not easy, but in some magical way RTs become part of the school staff, they are one more of the special teachers who come every week to do face to face gym or any other activity, students adapt to working with them, and we all reach a pedagogical agreement: RT-students-CT. “ Gricelda Martínez-CT 6th grade- Escuela 71 de Tacuarembó. New Primary English Classroom Model
  36. 36. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Thank you! Graham Stanley graham.Stanley@britishcouncil.org

×