M04 - How Do I Provide Comprehensible Input in Synchronous Online Sessions? (June 23-25)
M03 - How Do I Use Realia and Props in the Online Environment? (June 20-22)
M02 - How Do I Provide Culturally Relevant Visual Input? (June 16-18)
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4.0 – Module 4 Overview

Welcome to Module 4!

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Module 4 Learning Targets

  • I can explain the concept of checking for understanding and the role it plays in comprehensible input.
  • I can provide evidence-based feedback to my peers and students.
  • I can identify techniques for checking for understanding in synchronous web conferences.
  • I can use a growth mindset framework to reflect on my cross-language microteaching experience.

Module 4 Activity Table

ActivityDescriptionDue Date
4.1 – Checking for UnderstandingIn this background activator we’ll review what checking for understanding is, view examples of its use and consider how it provides us just-in-time feedback on our comprehensible input strategies. You will follow up with a 5-question quiz to get immediate feedback on your current understanding of checking for understanding.Before 5:30 p.m. PT, June 23 web conference with Professor Guillaume
4.2 – Assessment for Learning and Growth Mindset: A Web Conference with Andrea GuillaumeThis section contains details to prepare you for the live web conference with Professor Andrea Guillaume occurring on Thursday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m. PT/ 7:30 p.m.  CT / 8:30 p.m. ET. Access our web conference here 30 minutes prior to our start time:  http://bit.ly/CRACroom (Links to an external site.)June 23 at 5:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. CT / 8:30 p.m. ET.
4.3 – Submit Your Cross-Language FeedbackAfter participating in Professor Guillaume’s web conference you will complete your peer feedback on your cross-language learning experience. You will share this with your cross-language peer and with your instructors.After web conference and before 11:59 p.m., June 24

4.4 – Checking for Understanding Techniques in Web Conferencing PlatformsWe’ll watch a video created especially for our course that discusses and demonstrates techniques for web conferencing that can help you to check for understanding.  Then, you’ll reflect on what you’ve learned using a new, web-based polling tool that you can use to check for understanding, especially in live We are going to look at how learning targets can motivate and engage our learners.  Before 11:59 p.m., June 25
4.5 – Preparing for Your CSUSB MicroteachingThis is an optional activity for those who wish to receive feedback from Laura Terrill and your co-instructors during our last web conference on June 29. You will have the opportunity to share a learning activity using a provided template for feedback prior to our CSUSB microteaching.Before 11:59 p.m., June 28
4.6 – Submit Your Think Aloud URLAfter participating in Professor Guillaume’s web conference and receiving written feedback from your peer(s) you will create your 10 minute Think Aloud and submit the link to your Think Aloud here.Before 11:59 p.m., June 25
Looking Ahead

Module 5 will be released at 8:00 am ET on Monday, June 27. 

You will begin work on your CSUSB microteaching with members of your Peer Microteaching Group.

Our next live, synchronous session will take place on Thursday, June 29 at 4:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. ET with Laura Terrill. During this session we will focus on activities and resources that will help us plan for our CSUSB microteaching. 

Like all synchronous events, this event is required.  Please remember to login to Adobe Connect at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session to test your audio and ensure your technology is functioning properly.  

July 5-9 you and your PMG will practice using Adobe Connect. Session sign ups will be available in Module 5.

July 11 and 12 are our CSUSB microteaching dates. See our course syllabus for more details.

To Continue

Once you’ve noted the due dates for the next three days, and you’ve taken note of upcoming due dates, use the Navigation tab at the top left of the page to continue to the next section, 4.1 – Checking for Understanding.

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