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1. Title: My Video Classroom 2.0



2. Abstract:

Are you looking for resources that will save your prep time, enhance your lessons, and expand teaching and learning beyond the classroom walls? Learn about these online treasure troves of multi-media content created for EFL/ESL teachers by fellow educators who share a passion for teaching, language learning, and video. 



3. Target Audience/Sponsor:

Internet-using teachers of languages / Video and Digital Media IS (sponsors of our EVO sessions for the past 3 years)



4. Week-by-Week Outline:


Week 1 (01/11/10): (ALL)



Materials for Participants:

  • Examples of videos produced by Dave Seconda, JenniferESL, and TheDailyEnglishShow.



  • Join EVO Video 2010 wiki
  • Join EVO Video 2010 Yahoo Group and introduce yourself to the group
    • Your name, where you are from, where you teach
  • Visit some of the resources mentioned this week


Forum discussion:

  • How are you currently or have in the past used video?
  • How would you use with your English learners the resources mentioned this week?


Synchronous Chat/Presentation:

  • EFL Bridges / or Adobe Connect: Interview with Sarah Lilburn, Jennifer Lebedev, Dave Sconda, about the content they provide.



Week 2 (01/18/10): (Mike) Note: It's not too late to join this workshop!


  • Real English



  • Have a look at this typical introduction to a Real English lesson.
    • Is the exercise at the bottom of the page too hard for a real beginner?
    • How might this introduction help a beginner understand the video?
  • Explore the most recent lessons of your choice. How might you integrate Real English into your lesson plans? As supplementary material or for use as homework or in a different way?
  • Make believe that the lessons do not exist. Make your own lesson plan based on a Real English video.


Forum discussion:

  • What's "real"? Why emphasize the importance of realia? Isn't the wide range of accents confusing for beginners? What about the fast delivery of speech? Why make everything more difficult for beginners and intermediate students? What's the point? Don't students need rather slow, controlled examples of speech in order to learn?


Synchronous Chat/Presentation:

  • Elluminate presentation with chat, especially for illustrating the assignments noted above



Week 3 (01/25/10): (Ryan)


  • www.eslvideo.com


Materials for Participants:

  • "How to" screen-cast demos of the assignments.



  • Join the "EVO VIDEO 2010" class.
  • Take a quiz and send your results.
  • Log in as the teacher of the "EVO VIDEO 2010" class to view scores and class members.
  • Create a quiz and send it to the "EVO VIDEO 2010" class.


Forum discussion:

  • How would you use this website with your English learners?
  • What improvements to the website would make it easier / better for teachers and students?



Week 4 (02/01/10): (Branka)




  • Explore the Web site as an independent learner
  • Explore the Web site as a registered learner
  • Explore the Web site's teacher management feature


Forum discussion:

  • How would you use these Web sites with your English learners?
  • Q & A with content creators


Synchronous Chat/Presentation:

  • Overview of the Web sites (flash video introductions)
  • Guest speakers - content creators, Web designers, tech support



Week 5 (02/09/10): (Jennifer)


  • Using and Creating Online Materials



  • Watch my introduction to word stress. Answer these questions:
    • What can beginning teachers or teachers in training learn from my presentation?
    • How exactly can the video supplement a pronunciation lesson you are teaching?
  • Explore the exercises I offer at EnglishCafe. They supplement my videos on YouTube. Choose a video from my YouTube collection dated before May 2009 and create your own follow-up exercise. Consider joining EnglishCafe and submitting your work.


Forum discussion:

  • What online resources do you use to answer tricky grammar questions? (Explore Ask & Answer on EnglishCafe and Student Stumpers on my blog.)
  • What online resources do you use to find additional exercises and activities? (Explore categories on my blog.)
  • Can classroom teachers easily adapt to teaching through video? (Explore my series How to Make EFL Instrucitonal Videos.)



Week 6 (02/15/10): (ALL)


  • session evaluation



  • Complete session evaluation for the EVO Coordinating Team.



  • Thanks and general discussion -- session wrap up.



5. Communications media:

Wiki: http://evovideo2010.pbworks.com (syllabus, documentation, etc.)

Yahoo Group: 

Group name:   EVOvideo2010
Group home page:   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EVOvideo2010
Group email:   EVOvideo2010@yahoogroups.com


Live Presentations: elluminate, ustream, go to meeting, or other



6. Biographical Statements


Branka Marceta: 


I am currently holding the position of a Coordinator of Technology projects at OTAN, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network. I presented at national, state, and regional conferences including TESOL and CATESOL. I came to OTAN from Milpitas Adult School in the South San Francisco Bay area, where I taught ESL and Office Occupations both at the adult school program and in the local correctional facility. I earned my Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from San Jose State University. Before Milpitas, I had taught ESL/EFL in Toronto, Canada and Novi Sad, Serbia, to learners from all over the world, ages 5-75, from a variety of backgrounds and in a variety in learning environments: one-on-one tutoring, government-funded programs, and intensive English programs to name a few. I am active in the technology interest section of CATESOL (TELL-IG) as the group’s Web master and Electronic Village organizer, presenter and participant. I am looking forward to our EVO session and sharing with and learning from all the ESL/EFL colleagues and fellow English language learners from all over the world.



Mike Marzio:


Michael Marzio BA, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, USA and Masters work in English Education at NYU; practical experience creating and maintaining a language school in the south of France for companies.


Until recent semi-reirement, I had been teaching, translating, and interpreting while helping run my school. Have made several EFL video programs including "We Mean Business" with Longman UK, "The Adventures of Charlie McBride", and the ongoing Real English® project. Now that I'm semi-reired, I enjoy working even more than before making new videos with online lessons and teaching F2F on a volunteer basis.



Jennifer Lebedev:


 ESL/ EFL teacher since 1996. Materials writer since 2000. Experienced teacher trainer. Ran the ESL program of an IEP in Boston from 2003 to 2005. Online instructor since 2007 (videos, podcasts, private lessons). Consultant since 2008. Currently collaborating with Pearson Longman and EnglishCafe.



Ryan Detwiler:


My interest in video was sparked in 1998 by a high-level ESL-video production class. For several years following I both taught ESL and worked on video projects until finally returning to school for an MFA. I currently work as a Producer of Video and Multimedia for CompareNetworks, Inc. Our production group fulfills on media for life science, dental, and ophthalmology companies. Prior to CompareNetworks I developed Short Takes Interactive with ESL materials developers Natasha Haugnes and Beth Maher, and founded eslvideo.com. This fall (2009) I'll be teaching ESL in the evenings at MiraCosta Community College here in Southern Californina, where I live with my wife, Kayo, and two children, Kaishu and Mikoto.



Cora Chen


I'm an ESL instructor at City College of San Francisco. I received my master’s degree in English from San Francisco State University. As a curriculum developer for the KQED Education Network, I have developed ESOL lessons on a variety of topics based on KQED/PBS television productions, and these lesson plans have been published by KQED Education Network online and in booklets. I am honored to have the chance to co-moderate for the EVO Video 2010 session with such a wonderful team. Cora's ESL page



7. Commitment

Ryan and Mike have co-moderated several successful session for EVO and will participate in the moderator training in October-November.

Branka Marceta and Jennifer Lebedev will participate in the moderator training in October-November.



Link to CFP page - http://evosessions.pbworks.com/CfP


CFP timeline



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