I'm excited to share with you about my upcoming lecture schedule. I hope that you will be able to join me! Descriptions, schedules, and links are posted for each below:
Wednesday September 26th@3:00 pm CST: https://zoom.us/j/919455907
One of the most important tasks of the EFL teacher is the oftentimes behind the scenes work of creating assessments and providing students with feedback--what we sometimes refer to as "grading." Unfortunately in the field of education, a teacher's energy and time can often be balanced more heavily on the in-class lessons, leaving the development of assessments in the back seat. In this lecture I hope to expand upon the variety of assessment types that teachers can use in order to meet the needs of a diverse group of students, and to instill a sense of great value, for both students and teachers, that comes with the work of implementing well thought out assessments.
"Writing to Learn"
Friday September 28th @ 3:00 pm https://zoom.us/j/454725994
Not every language student needs to learn how to write a formal essay in English, depending on their personal learning goals and future needs. However, the written component of any language is an important aspect to include in a complete language course that includes the four key skill components: listening, speaking, reading, and, of course, writing. In this lecture, I will share about how writing can be more than a formal academic task, but also, a tool to elicit language production, and medium for engaging students in a multi-faceted approach. If you want to hear about the importance of writing in the classroom and strategies for using writing, but perhaps not in the traditional way that you initially would think, then please come!
Feel free to email me if you have further questions on any of these lectures at firstname.lastname@example.org.