1.4 – Collaborating with Your Peer Microteaching Group

PMG Group
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Now that you know the members of your Peer Microteaching Group (PMG), you’ll have the opportunity to share and confirm what you’ve learned about comprehensible input through a small group discussion.  Consider this activity not only an opportunity to get to know your group members, but also an opportunity to confirm what you understand about this topic.  We might think of activities like these as “self checks” since they serve as sources of feedback on our progress. You MUST know the name of your PMG since you will first choose it from the drop-down menu that appears above the “Add a new discussion topic” button at the bottom of this page. This action will cause your computer screen to refresh, and then you can click the button. 

In case you didn’t take note of your PMG, you can find your group here:  PMG List (Links to an external site.)

Discussion Details

Part 1: Due before 11: 59 pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

  1. Think about what you’ve learned from the videos, the Feedback Tool, and the article by Helena Curtain.  All of these resources presented the topic of comprehensible input as known in face-to-face, classroom settings.  You may want to have the article and feedback tool handy for this activity. 
  2. Let us now use our knowledge of comprehensible input and apply it to a different context, i.e., online, synchronous teaching that would occur in a platform like Google Hangouts, Adobe Connect, Skype, GoToMeeting, etc. 
  3. Take some time to compose your thoughts based on the following:
    • How will your work as the instructor be different online?
    • How can you transform the strategies you know and have learned to synchronous online settings?
    • What are some special considerations?
    • Can you provide an example of a strategy or technique and what you would do differently to implement the strategy online?
  4. Once you’re ready, click the “Add a new discussion topic” button below to create your initial posting.
  5. Provide a unique subject line of your choosing.
  6. Include any external links as needed.
  7. Click the “Submit” button to post your ideas.

Part 2: Due before 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

  1. Once your group members have begun to post their ideas here, take advantage of the opportunity to ask them questions about their posting, offer suggestions, or share with them how you agree or disagree (in a professional manner) with some aspect of their posting.
  2. Click the “Reply” link at the bottom of their posting to compose your reply.
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