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  1. 1. Language Exchange     Colleen Coffey, Marquette University Benjamin Stewart, Wikieducator   ( http://wikieducator.org/User:Bnleez ) Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes August 24, 2010
  2. 2. What is it and how does it happen? <ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><li>What happens before the session?  Activation </li></ul><ul><li>What happens during the session?  Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>What happens after?  Refection </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>What happens before the session?  Plan </li></ul><ul><li>What happens during the session?  Implement </li></ul><ul><li>What happens after?  Reflect/plan </li></ul>
  3. 3. Planning for groups
  4. 4. During the language exchange
  5. 5. During the language exchange
  6. 6. Scheduling partners
  7. 7. Active learning partnership http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Teacher.jpg
  8. 8. The &quot;role&quot; of the teacher http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Teacher.jpg
  9. 9. How do we know what is happening? <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Is it important to know what is happening? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>What types of activities and assessment tools give us measureable outcomes? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Theory http://commons.wikimedia. org /wiki/File:Sommerblumen01.JPG http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HSBC_Building.JPG Complex               versus         Constructed
  11. 11. Theory <ul><li>Differentiated instruction/assessment: content, process, and product </li></ul><ul><li>Sheltered instruction: planning, comprehensible input, interaction, assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Connection, </li></ul><ul><li>contagion,  </li></ul><ul><li>(Christakis & Fowler, 2009), and complex </li></ul><ul><li>Connective community: Open, diverse, autonomous, and interactive (Downes)  </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions to consider related to LEs <ul><li>How to develop a network of educators who are interested in participating in language exchanges (LEs)? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 13. Q & A <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  [email_address] </li></ul>

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