Teach English Now! Lesson Design and Assessment

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Course 3 of 4 in the TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Specialization

Learners will be introduced to designing lesson plans based on principles and knowledge of learning objectives, assessment plans, methods, materials, and learning activities. Learners will find and prepare appropriate teaching materials through careful analysis, adaptation and creation of professional resources. Learners will also reflect on the cohesion between lesson design and teaching philosophies.
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Curso 100 % en línea

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Aprox. 19 horas para completar

Sugerido: 5 hours/week
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English

Subtítulos: English, Spanish

Qué aprenderás

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    Describe the difference between memory and knowledge learning
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    Manage classroom time with lesson plans
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    Motivate students with warm-up activities
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    Understand the concept of content "stickiness"
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Curso 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Clock

Aprox. 19 horas para completar

Sugerido: 5 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Subtítulos: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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4 hours to complete

Basic Instructional Design

In this module, learners are introduced to lesson design based on theorists such as Robert Gagne and Benjamin Bloom. Learners are introduced to concepts to both begin a lesson (gain attention, state objectives, stimulate recall) and give a lesson (present the content, provide learning guidance, elicit performance). This module also introduces learners to a general lesson plan template that will be used throughout the course and to basic classroom management skills. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
Video6 videos
Video 1: Instructional Design Theory: Get Going with Gagne7m
Video 2: Three Teachers: Starting a Lesson8m
Video 3: Instructional Design Theory: Present by Staying Present8m
Video 4: Three Teachers: Giving a Lesson9m
Video 5: Summary5m
Reading4 readings
Welcome Guide to the Teach English Now! MOOC10m
Reading on Positive Language/Controlling a Classroom10m
Download the Lesson Plan Template10m
Bonus Reading: Employing "Good Talk" and "Warm Language"10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Welcome Guide10m
Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q's)10m
Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q’s)10m
Graded Checkpoint (10 Q’s)20m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

Activating Background Knowledge and Objective Discussions

In this module, learners are introduced to warm up activities, and how warm ups not only can introduce a lesson's theme but also can be used to connect that theme to previous learner knowledge and previous lessons. Objective discussions are also introduced, and advice about when and how to give objective discussions is given. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 45 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
Video 2: Three Teachers: Warm Ups9m
Video 3: It’s Hard to Hit What You Don’t Aim For7m
Video 4: What Objectives are NOT8m
Video 5: Three Teachers: Objective Discussions9m
Video 6: Summary5m
Reading4 readings
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities (Ice Breakers and Warm-Ups)10m
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL activities (Objective Discussion)10m
Lesson Plan Example #110m
Lesson Plan Example #210m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Checkpoint (5 Q’s)10m
Checkpoint (5 Q’s)10m
Graded Checkpoint (10 Q’s)20m

3

Section
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4 hours to complete

Presenting Instruction and Modeling

Learners are introduced to the concepts of presenting instruction and modeling. Learners are introduced to the concept of "stickiness," and given several words of advice on how to make content sticky. Modeling is also depicted as a way in which to help learners to see what teachers are trying to explain, and can be a powerful form of instruction itself. Learners are counseled to have more than one model, and are cautioned about presenting models too early. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Video 2: Three Teachers: Presenting Instruction11m
Video 3: Modeling Do’s and Don’ts4m
Video 4: Three Teachers: Modeling7m
Video 5: Summary5m
Reading4 readings
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities (Presenting Instruction/Modeling)10m
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities (Top Ten TESOL Activities)10m
Lesson Plan Example #110m
Lesson Plan Example #210m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Checkpoint (5 Q’s)10m
Checkpoint (5 Q’s)10m
Graded Checkpoint (10 Q’s)20m

4

Section
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4 hours to complete

Guided to Independent Practice

In this module, learners are introduced to the importance of guided and independent practices of lesson planning. In our "Three Teachers" videos, learners will view different examples, both strong and weak, of teachers facilitate guided and independent practices and receive breakdowns and analysis of each teacher. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 33 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Video 2: Three Teachers: Guided Practice8m
Video 3: What is Independent Practice?4m
Video 4: Three Teachers: Independent Practice7m
Video 5: Summary4m
Reading4 readings
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities: Guided Practice10m
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities: Independent Practice10m
Lesson Plan Example #110m
Lesson Plan Example #210m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Checkpoint (5 Q's)10m
Checkpoint (5 Qs)10m
Graded Checkpoint: (10 Q's)20m

5

Section
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4 hours to complete

Assessments

In this module, learners review the concept of clear objectives and are introduced to the idea of alignment. Learners are introduced to the ideas of memory and knowledge learning and how to appropriately assess each type. Learners are given several tips to make their lives easier (regarding assessment). Learners see three teachers give assessments in their classrooms and hear analysis of each one....
Reading
5 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Video 2: Assessing Knowledge vs. Memory, and then Beyond8m
Video 3: Assessment Ideas to Make Your Life Easier10m
Video 4: Three Teachers: Assessment9m
Video 5: Summary4m
Reading3 readings
Rubric Example10m
Lesson Plan Example #110m
Lesson Plan Example #210m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Checkpoint (5 Q's)10m
Checkpoint (5 Q's)10m
Graded Checkpoint (10 Q's)20m

6

Section
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3 hours to complete

Final Review

Each of the concepts covered in Modules 1 - 5 is summarized. Learners will submit their completed lesson plan for review....
Reading
1 video (Total 8 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading2 readings
Lesson Plan Example #110m
Lesson Plan Example #210m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Final Checkpoint (25 Questions)50m
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By JVAug 28th 2017

I strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to teach (not only) languages as well as to anyone who has some teaching experience and needs to " push themselves forward". Thanks a lot !!! Jana

By RAJul 15th 2017

This course has an excellent structure for helping you put together a lesson plan and assessment. I love how each facet is explained so that we can see where our mistakes lie and how we can improve.

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Dr. Shane Dixon

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Dr. Justin Shewell

Senior International Educator
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Jessica Cinco

International Educator

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