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Remote Teaching - BRAZ TESOL July 2015

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Plenary given at the BRAZ TESOL Technology Seminar
17 July 2015 - http://braz-tesol.org.br/TechnologySeminar/

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Remote Teaching - BRAZ TESOL July 2015

  1. 1. Graham Stanley graham.Stanley@britishcouncil.org Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning?
  2. 2. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? 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 • English & Exams, Education & Society, and Arts • We promote constant, consistent policy dialogue initiatives, investing in research, events and publications that enable policy makers to make informed decisions across the world. http://www.britishcouncil.org.br/
  3. 3. Teaching online with technology is becoming more commonplace in language education. How does this change the role of the teacher? What else needs to change? • Remote teaching • Distance learning • Blended learning • Team teaching Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning?
  4. 4. Remote teaching Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? teaching of learners using an instructor based in another physical location
  5. 5. Distance learning Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? a method of studying in which lectures are broadcast or classes are conducted by correspondence or over the Internet, without the student's needing to attend a school or college.
  6. 6. Blended learning Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path or pace
  7. 7. Team teaching Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? coordinated teaching by a team of teachers (i.e. more than 1) working together
  8. 8. CASE STUDY • Using technology to extend the reach of English teachers • Redefining the Teacher’s role • Adapting tried-and-tested pedagogy to take advantage of the affordances of technology • What else do teachers need to know/do? • What support & training needs to be provided? • Learning as we go along Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning?
  9. 9. Technology requirements for teaching live online Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Hardware solution Software solution
  10. 10. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Software solution: VOIP / virtual classroom software
  11. 11. Hardware solution: Video conferencing or tele-presence equipment Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning?
  12. 12. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? BACKGROUND Plan Ceibal is a Uruguayan project, developed by MEC, the Uruguayan Ministry of Education and Culture; the National Telecommunications company ANTEL, (Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones); the Board of Public Education, ANEP (Administración Nacional de Educación Pública); and LATU (Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay). http://www.ceibal.edu.uy Plan Ceibal
  13. 13. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? 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
  14. 14. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? • 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
  15. 15. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? • 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 3,500 classes (c. 90,000+ learners) http://uruguay.britishcouncil.org Ceibal English
  16. 16. Philippines Uruguay the experience of being a remote teacher Argentina UK
  17. 17. https://vimeo.com/126996354
  18. 18. RT survey – Sep 2013
  19. 19. New ways of working
  20. 20. Plan of Teaching Points Remote Teaching Centre British Council Montevideo 2015
  21. 21. Remote Teaching Centre British Council Buenos Aires
  22. 22. RT survey – Sep 2013
  23. 23. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? 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
  24. 24. Challenge of team teaching at a distance
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. RT survey – Sep 2013
  27. 27. RT survey – Sep 2013
  28. 28. RT survey – Sep 2013
  29. 29. RT survey – Sep 2013
  30. 30. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? 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
  31. 31. RT survey – Sep 2013
  32. 32. RT survey – Sep 2013
  33. 33. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Results: Assessment and Evaluation: surveys Evaluation of digital materials of the programme (songs, videos, games, images)
  34. 34. New skillset required for teachers Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning?
  35. 35. The importance of ‘camera presence’ RT Maria Eugenia
  36. 36. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? RT Daisy & CT Omar The importance of teamwork CT Maria Ines Cuadrado CT Andres Amilivia RT Mariela Masuyama
  37. 37. Intercultural communication
  38. 38. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Supporting teachers
  39. 39. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Supporting CTs and RTs: face-to-face training
  40. 40. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Supporting CTs and RTs: online training and observation
  41. 41. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Sharing student work Between classes
  42. 42. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Submitting student work
  43. 43. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning?
  44. 44. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Correcting student work
  45. 45. RT survey – Sep 2013
  46. 46. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? 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
  47. 47. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Results: Assessment and Evaluation: Impact Test 2013 Average scores by grade and time of test
  48. 48. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? 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
  49. 49. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? 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
  50. 50. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? 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!”
  51. 51. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? 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.
  52. 52. “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. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning?
  53. 53. Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning? Thank you! Graham Stanley graham.Stanley@britishcouncil.org

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