This week-long module is devoted to preparing for your Synchronous Online Micro-Teaching using the STARTALK Learning Plan template. As such, the content of the module has been developed and sequenced to prepare you for successful use of the online tools at your disposal and to further develop your lesson plan and delivery skills. In addition to the Language Specialist Office Hours, our Technology Specialist Maria will host optional Adobe Connection Practice Sessions for those who would like some additional insight from Maria.
However, you will note that there is a very tight timeline to complete all of the work in the module, especially because of the July 4 holiday. Please be sure to work diligently and observe the due dates of the assignments.
Module 5 Learning Targets
Module 5 Activity Table
|5.1 Module Overview||Description of module content||Before 5.2|
|5.1 A: Reserve your time and date for sychronous online microteaching experience||You will add your name to one of the tables in a Google Doc in order to reserve your spot for the microteaching experiency on July 6 and 7||By 11:59 p.m. July 3|
|5.2 Background Knowledge Activator||In preparation for the focus of this module, you will have an opportunity to reflect on the opportunities and challenges presented by synchronous online learning experiences.||Before 5.3|
|5.3 Ask the Expert||Complete Learning Experience 2 in your lesson plan template and submit your template, or questions, or just one of the Learning Experiences to the expert of your choice for feedback.||Submit your lesson/Learning Plan Template or questions to the expert of your choice by 11:59 p.m. July 2.|
|5.4 Refine your lesson||Reflect on the feedback you have received from the expert of your choice and refine your lesson/Learning Plan Template accordingly.||July 5|
|5.5 Adobe Connect Practice with Maria (Optional for your Peer Group)||Maria is willing to offer this optionaltime to meet with her to rehearse in and answer any final questions about Adobe Connect.||Drop in hours will be posted in the calendar. This is optional.|
|5.6 Synchronous Microteaching||Your time to shine! You will teach a mini lesson and receive feedback from your peers.||July 6 and 7; times vary. Check module and calendar for more information.|
|5.7 Reflection||Now that you have both taught and participated in synchronous online learning experiences, what do you see as next steps?||By July 9|
This is a very exciting module. You will be designing and delivering a short (10 minute) lesson to your peers in the course. There is quite a bit of coordination required for the microteaching sessions to work, so it’s important to follow the guidelines set forth here.
Make sure you’ve noted the due dates for this module before you continue. Remember to log in every day to be successful! Click on the “Next” button to continue to 5.2 Background Knowledge Activator