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Seminar Esl Research Methods & Assessment

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Seminar Esl Research Methods & Assessment

  1. 1. Seminar: ESL Research, Methods, & Assessment Instructor: Nora ElBilawi
  2. 2. Course Description <ul><li>This seminar course is designed according to three important educational pillars: </li></ul><ul><li>Research (to encourage the idea of teacher as a researcher) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers will identify questions on prime topics around brain-compatible learning and teaching practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers will be introduced with “reflective practices” as means to identify where the changes are needed in their classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This will lead teachers to implementing differentiated methods and lessons to ELL’s while developing students’ language ability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This course aims at demonstrating teachers how to create and sustain teaching throughout a five-day plan of activities while differentiating instruction for culturally and linguistically and cognitively diverse students using brain-compatible strategies and assessment practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is assessing students understanding, integrating “authentic assessment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In this course, assessment tools will be introduced to facilitate practicing such concept. Important terms and concepts that this course will emphasize on are: brain-compatible research and outcomes, differentiated instructions, teaching methods, lesson plans based on the above, and authentic assessment of students’ learning. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Topics/Themes <ul><li>Brain-compatible teaching and learning. Teacher as a researcher. </li></ul><ul><li>Using differentiated methods and instruction. ESL methods of instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing brain-based lesson plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment tools </li></ul>
  4. 4. Coursework <ul><li>Question 7 brain based learning (webquests) </li></ul><ul><li>5 day plan </li></ul><ul><li>Field Experience Assessment Observation / Report </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Design Project </li></ul>

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