Tag: PD

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 6: Learner Differences

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 6 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 here See Vol 5 here In this sixth volume, we will explore another story by Rumi in “Masnavi-e-Manavi” called “the Duckling in the Hen’s House.” This is the story of a duck egg which was sent to a hen’s nest by...

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 5: The Pain of Professional Development

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 5 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 here In the fifth part of “Rumi in the Language Classroom”, we will explore one of the Rumi's stories in the collection “Masnavi-e-Manavi” called The Lion Without Head and Tail. This is the story of a champion who wanted to tattoo...

Webinar: Distance Learning—English Language Development & Dual Language Instruction

Recorded webinar on Distance Learning: English Language Development and Dual Language Instruction from the California Department of Education on May 14, 2020. This video is part of the CDE Distance Learning Series. This video is 52 minutes and 51 seconds in length. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5N6cTtszUA&feature=emb_logo source: California Department of Education

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Translation & Interpretation

COVID-19 has changed the world irrevocably, forcing the translation and interpretation industry to rapidly adopt digital technology and tools to reduce the disruption of day-to-day operations.  Since early March, multinational corporations and international associations have had to turn global, face-to-face events into online video conferences. While frontline workers are undoubtedly the heroes of this crisis, interpreters have been essential to the...

Benefits of Routine on Virtual Teaching

With only a month of virtual teaching under my belt, this year is already the wildest year I’ve ever taught. This isn’t the first time I’ve had to overcome challenges at the beginning of a school year, but it is the first time I’ve burned the candle at both ends without even a solid grip on the candle. Like...

AERA and OECD to Co-Host Webinar on Education Research Worldwide

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will co-host a webinar on “Education Research Worldwide in a Covid and Post-Covid World” at 9:30-11:00 am EDT Wednesday, September 23.  This AERA-OECD webinar will examine priorities and planning for education research at a time when education and learning face uncertainty and dislocation. In this...

Facilitating Sustainable Virtual PD

Whether teachers are instructing entirely online, face-to-face, or in a hybrid capacity, the one constant this school year will be instructional technology. Even in a classroom setting, health guidelines will dictate that students not sit side-by-side sharing math manipulatives, creating posters, or handling science lab equipment. Instead, students will be collaborating through online platforms and may even be interacting asynchronously...

Lockdown in Italy: What one teacher’s experience shows us about teaching online

“Where do you want to do your lessons today?” “Erm, well, I was teaching in the spare room yesterday so perhaps we could do a swap today?” “Well, what time’s your first lesson?” “I start at 10am and then I’ve got three lessons later on from 3 to 7pm.” “Ok, so maybe it’s better if you stay in the dining room because I start at 2.30 and don’t mind doing...

Getting Transcription Ready

Aydin Adelson makes transcribing fun and constructive Transcribing audio is one of the most effective techniques in language teaching, improving both listening and writing skills. A couple of months ago, I was asked to prepare a presentation on how to teach a transcription lesson. One of my colleagues, who was sitting next to me, said that he would ask students...

Three Ways to Superboost Your SIOP

Continued support after initial professional learning is essential to see gains in student achievement. A report on effective professional development from the U.S. Department of Education stated that when there are at least 49 hours of professional learning, student achievement on state standardized tests increased by at least 21 percentile points. However, when teachers participated in 14 hours or...
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