Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oral Feedback Brown Bag: A Recap

Thank you to everybody who participated in today's workshop on corrective feedback in the classroom. I left with fresh ideas about how to approach this element of teaching, and I hope you felt the same way.

You can find the handout summarizing current research and methods here. Many thanks to Liz for sharing her presentation with us as well.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Reminder - Oral Feedback Brown Bag This Thursday

Image courtesy of soylentgreen23 on Flickr.

Liz will be leading this workshop from 11:30 - 12:30 on Thursday in C438. Hope you can make it!

Giving Oral Feedback in Class:  What to Correct?  When to Correct?  How to Correct? (July 29)
Even in the most learner-centered class, instructor feedback helps speed up the learning process by providing information that could take students a long time to learn on their own. In this brown bag we will discuss the decisions we make about error correction and explore techniques for eliciting more accurate language from students.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Key to the City: Public Spaces, Public Art and Field Trips

Thanks to everyone who came to the first in the summer brown bag series! We had a productive and lively conversation about field trip ideas, and I'm happy to learn I work in the company of such knowledgeable history buffs and intrepid city explorers.

For those of you who were unable to attend, you can find the handout here. Our colleagues are our best resources, so let's keep the conversation going about successful trips and stimulating classroom ideas.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Professional Development in Summer 2010

Image (and spelling, presumably) courtesy of Jay Photography on Flickr.

Mark your calendars for these summer brown bag workshops. We'll meet during the class break (11:30 - 12:30 in C438), munch on our lunches, and share ideas. Hope to see you there! 

Key to the City: Public Spaces, Public Art and Field Trips (July 15) 
Key to the City is a public art project that allows New Yorkers to visit and 'unlock' interesting spaces in all five boroughs. Join us as we talk about the project and how it might inspire field trip and curriculum ideas for your classes this summer.

Giving Oral Feedback in Class:  What to Correct?  When to Correct?  How to Correct? (July 29)
Even in the most learner-centered class, instructor feedback helps speed up the learning process by providing information that could take students a long time to learn on their own. In this brown bag we will discuss the decisions we make about error correction and explore techniques for eliciting more accurate language from students.

Reasons to Write (August 4)
In this workshop, we will share ideas on the reasons for and practice of writing.  We will also explore various approaches to teaching this skill.  Time permitting, we will engage in a brief writing activity.