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Implementing Project-Based Learning to Level 5 students at Ball State University:  External Action Research on Attitudes a...
Geographic Distribution of Immigrants 11.3% 11% 6.7% 5% 4% 35% Echevarría, Jana, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah J. Short.  Ma...
Growth from 1993-2003 Echevarría, Jana, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah J. Short.  Making Content Comprehensible for English L...
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 <ul><li>IEI </li></ul><ul><li>  PBL </li></ul><ul><li>  My practicum </li></ul>http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/C...
Objectives <ul><li>To determine the effect of school culture differences on students’ attitudes and adaptability </li></ul...
Literature Review <ul><li>Origins of PBL found in activating cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Three skill sets addressed throug...
Literature Review con’t <ul><li>Cultural lens  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acculturation process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>L. Rober...
Research Questions <ul><li>What effect does PBL have on ELs’ attitudes? </li></ul><ul><li>How do differing cultural patter...
Methods <ul><li>Observations </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three IEI professors </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Findings <ul><li>Students:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial: mixed, most found it difficult </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diffe...
Themes <ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists language development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists teacher coop...
Themes con’t <ul><li>Attitudes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students see practicality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Versus stand...
Conclusion <ul><li>Practical </li></ul><ul><li>Effective </li></ul><ul><li>Communicative environment </li></ul><ul><li>Pre...
Works Cited <ul><li>Adger, Carolyn Temple, Walt Wolfram, and Donna Christian.  Dialects in Schools and Communities . Mahwa...
Works Cited con’t <ul><li>Houghton Mifflin’s Project‑Based Learning Space . Dev. Anthony Petrosino. 21 February 2010 < htt...
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PBL Research Presentation

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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 presented to my senior seminar class as an initial findings presentation.

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

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