The explanation of the prefossor:
Instead of meeting in person on June 29th, I’d like you to watch a series of videos that are related to the content we’re exploring in this course: Supporting academic language and conversations, especially with students who are English language learners or whose backgrounds have not socialized them into “academic” school language registers.
To watch these videos, you will need to go to the website for The Teaching Channel. (Links to an external site.) The Teaching Channel is a free professional development website designed for teachers, by teachers. In order to access the materials, you will need to register (see the “sign up” link in the upper right corner of the website home page) to open up your own account. This is a resource you can continue to use not only for video demonstrations of a variety of useful teaching methods, but also because many of these videos are accompanied by the lesson plans, handouts, and sometimes written transcripts of the lesson (located in the lower right corner of each video page).
After you have watched the videos assigned for your own content-area (all links are provided below), prepare the following written assignment:
Take double-entry notes(either typed or hand-written) based on what you see/hear in each video and your response to what you are viewing. In your notes, (1) identify any ideas and strategies that you really like, and (2) identify any specific strategies that you recognize as supports for helping students acquire academic language (e.g., vocabulary, sentence structure, discourse genres, ways to have students actively using language through speaking and writing as opposed to passively receiving language by listening or reading) AND/OR ways to use literacy skills for increased content understanding . When possible, name these strategies using the terminology from your course texts.
Mathematics Videos: Watch the first 4 videos in the order listed. They form a series. Then watch any 2 additional videos of your choice. (The 2 videos listed for #8 count as 2 separate videos, but they go together).
5. Using U-P-S to Collaborate and Solve Problems (Links to an external site.) (high school geometry)
7. Algebra I: Mixture Problems (Links to an external site.) (high school algebra)
11. Facilitating Peer Learning (Links to an external site.) (middle school)
12. Supply and Demand Made Relevant (Links to an external site.) (middle school)