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Professional development outline

  1. 1. USING SMART NOTEBOOK IN CREATING INTERACTIVEFOREIGN LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES Training Defense Language Institutes foreign language instructors on using the interactive whiteboard in foreign language learning.
  2. 2. GOALS The use of Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) in foreign language learning could improve students learning because: using IWB encourages students to learn by doing. IWB applies multi-sensory approach which appeals to most students. visual effects and manipulating by hand enhances learning and retention.
  3. 3. GOALS to use multi-sensory approach in teaching. to use communicative and interactive learning activities to enhance learning. teachers need to learn how to utilize the Smart Board in creating engaging and effective lessons. learn how to adapt and edit ready-to-use lesson activities. share their learning activities with each other.
  4. 4. GOALS less preparation time for creating learning activities. make teaching more efficient by using the same learning activities for future classes. eliminate copying and printing of lessons. efficient use of learning activities due to sharing with other teachers. promote teamwork.
  5. 5. SUMMARY OF NEEDS ASSESSMENT ANDPURPOSE OF TRAINING most teachers expressed adequate knowledge of using the Smartboard and the Smart Notebook. they asked for more refreshing and more up-to- date information. most do not use IWB often. they think that it is time-consuming to use the IWB.
  6. 6. PURPOSE OF TRAINING to educate the faculty about the positive impact of using IWB in foreign language learning. enable them to create their own lessons, use the resources, and share with each other. help teacher build confidence in using the IWB effectively and efficiently.
  7. 7. LEARNING ACTIVITIES demonstrate basic functions of the Smartboard. demonstrate basic functions of the Smart Notebook Software. browse the online resources especially in language learning. create simple games and learning activities in the target language. each participant provides language lesson using the Smartboard.
  8. 8. RESEARCH AND RESOURCES Foreign+Languages ated López, O. S. (2010). The Digital Learning Classroom: Improving English Language Learners’ academic success in mathematics and reading using interactive whiteboard technology. Computers & Education, 54(4), 901-915. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.09.019 Tozcu, A. (2008). The use of interactive whiteboards in teaching non-roman scripts. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 21(2), 143-166. doi:10.1080/09588220801943726 ARD_NOTES_PALERMO.pdf
  9. 9. EVALUATION PLANto use the IWB successfully, teachers create lessons in the target language using the Smart Notebook. incorporate the IWB in their teaching and use it more often in lesson activities. become more efficient users of the IWB.
  10. 10. EVALUATION PLANto measure progress survey students on the use of the IWB. survey the teachers on the use of IWB. measure students learning via teachers observations, quizzes, test, and students own feedback.