Saturday, August 18, 2018

Welcome to BUFS TTP 2018

This is a group blog for instructors and trainees in the
Busan University of Foreign Studies Teacher Training Program
(Spring 2018).

Homestretch Thoughts

Show, Ask, & Tell  Google Docs: Elementary,  Secondary

SESSION#2 & 3 GROUP NOTES:   Green   Blue   Red

OVERSEAS PHOTO ALBUMS  Elementary   Secondary 
  SESSION#1 GROUP NOTES:   Green   Blue   Red

BAND:     Whole TTP     Elementary    Secondary

Quizlet Classes:  BUFS TTP    TTP2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018

TTP2018 - Running Through the Finish Line

Running through the finish line:  To continue working on a task with maximum effort until after it is completed. 

Finish Line Quotes:

  • Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only one phase of life. It's what you do after you cross the line that really counts.    -Ralph Boston
  • But for each of us, isn't life about determining your own finish line?  - Diana Nyad
  • Embrace that finish matter how many other runners cross it ahead of you, it's all yours. -Nike
  • 'Dead last' is greater than 'did not finish' which beats 'did not start.' - unknown
  • As long as you are alive, there are no real finish lines... catch your breath, stay fueled, and keep going.    - Jeff Lebow

The Homestretch Schedule

July 16~20:               Sandbox Week: Exploration, Inspiration, Show, Ask, & Tell July 23-27: TD Preparation & Conferences (and some more sandbox time)
July 30~August 10:   Teaching Demonstrations
August 1:                  TTP Homecoming (tentative)

August 8:                  Post-tests
August 13~16: Finishing strong (with a smile), preparing for the next race

Session#3  Sandbox Week: Show, Ask, & Tell

Embrace this final (for now) opportunity to share/explore resources, tools, methods, and half-baked ideas.

SAT3  Google Docs: ElementarySecondary

In case your sandbox is empty, here are a few places that might provide some food for thought and ideas to play with.
G+ Communities:  
English Language Teaching & LearningEnglish Language Teaching,  ESL Community Teaching and Learning English, Learn English OnlineEdTech,

TTP Kitchen  and Resource Sites: 

The Teacher ToolkitBritish Council's Teaching English TBLT Activities Megalist , TTP Practicum Megalist,  JET Program List of Classroom ActivitiesLanguage Activities for TeenagersKeep Talking : Communicative Activities,  Pronunciation Games , 
ESLFlow:   Elementary   Pre-Intermediate   Intermediate

Teaching Demonstration Session #3

  • 30-40 minute lesson demonstration (mock teaching
    Demonstrate beginning, ending, and most lesson activities.
  • Does not have to involve major experimentation, but should include things you haven't already done (in the classroom and TTP).  Can help you prepare for your first day back at work, an open class, or Day X in your classroom. 

  • Priorities: In addition to "Realistic, Replicable, and Demonstrates TEE", try to address any self-assessment goals for improvement from you Session#2 Teaching Demonstration
    (assessment criteria)
  • Must be somewhat unique within your TTP class

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Session#2 Teaching Demonstration

Teaching Demonstration Session #2

  • 30-40 minute lesson demonstration (mock teaching
    Demonstrate beginning, ending, and most lesson activities.
  • Should include some type of experimentation
  •  Can include aspects of  your microteaching if additional components and/or something new is included
  • Sources of Experimentation: overseas experiences, microteaching, TTP courses, TTP Kitchen, Resource Books, and/or TTP goals
    Not sure what to try? Perhaps a semi-flipped lesson
  • Priorities: Realistic, Replicable, Demonstrates TEE (assessment criteria)
  • Must be somewhat unique within your TTP class
  • Preparation Time: June 18 ~ June 27
  • Demonstrations: June 25 ~ July 6
  • Teaching Demonstration Lesson Overview Form (make a copy and save in your Teaching Demonstration Folder)
  • Sign-up  in your Teaching Workshop Group Notes
  • Teaching Demonstration Overview Examples:  Elementary    Secondary 
Teaching English in English - Classroom English Megalist  * Checking for Understanding (ICQ & CCQ)

After your Demonstration
1) Please post your activities in the TTP Kitchen
You do not need to copy and paste the entire overview, but please make sure to include:
  • Procedures
  • Materials
    Google Presentations can be embedded. Other materials can be uploaded to Google Drive and link to.
  • Summary of feedback, adaptations, variations
2) Teaching Demonstration#1 Reflection

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Week#17 Agenda

Please complete a Session 2 Evaluation for each course.

Sharing the Best of TTP
Inspectors would like to see examples of work done in TTP. Please share screenshots, photos, documents, and/or links to learning artifacts that show your best TTP work and activities that have been most useful to you. You can upload materials to the Best of TTP folder or add links to the Best of TTP doc (or email them to Jeff).

Start building Teaching Website
Choose a platform (blogger, wordpress, schoology,etc.), create an outline for your site, build the skeleton, and start putting some meat on the bones.

Teaching Demonstrations
  • Finish preparations 
  • Showtime 
  • Reflection & Feedback - after each demonstration, trainees will complete a self-assessment and share feedback on others’ lesson overviews

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Course Evaluations - Session#2

Please complete a course evaluation for each TTP course.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Week#15 Agenda

Teaching Workshop
  • Finish microteaching
  • Make sure that your microteaching overview and materials are in your Teaching Demonstration folder.  In your TW group notes microteaching list link to either those materials or your post  in the TTP Kitchen

  • Make sure you ER Log is up-to-date. 
  • Check total number of books started and finished and total pages read.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Innovative Approaches - Presentation Possibilities

Buffet of Innovative Approaches 
 (Brainstorm Doc - please feel free to add topics and links)

Choose one of the approaches listed below for find any other approach that is of particular interest.  Present it to your class (alone or in pairs). Present a basic overview, share some thoughts on how it could apply to your teaching, and provide some discussion questions for your class.