Teach English Now! Lesson Design and Assessment is a comprehensive course offered by Arizona State University. This course focuses on equipping learners with the knowledge and skills to design effective lesson plans and assessments for teaching English. The course covers a range of topics including managing classroom time, differentiating between memory and knowledge learning, and motivating students with warm-up activities. Participants will also gain an understanding of content "stickiness" and how to ensure that learning objectives are met.
Throughout the course, learners will be introduced to instructional design theory, activating background knowledge, presenting instruction and modeling, guided to independent practice, assessments, and a final review. Each module includes engaging video content, readings from professional resources such as 100 TESOL Activities, lesson plan examples, graded and non-graded checkpoints, and writing prompts. The course is designed to provide a rich and interactive learning experience, enabling participants to develop and refine their skills in lesson design and assessment.
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Teach English Now! Lesson Design and Assessment consists of six modules that cover various aspects of instructional design, lesson planning, and assessment. Throughout the course, participants will engage with video content, readings, examples, and assessments to develop their teaching skills and knowledge.
The Basic Instructional Design module provides an introduction to instructional design theory, offering insights into designing effective lesson plans. Learners will also explore warm-up activities and the importance of positive language in controlling a classroom. The module includes engaging videos, readings, and practical resources for lesson planning.
The Activating Background Knowledge and Objective Discussions module delves into strategies for activating students' background knowledge and engaging in objective discussions. Participants will explore the concept of students not being empty vessels and the significance of setting clear objectives. The module includes video content, readings from professional resources, and practical lesson plan examples.
The Presenting Instruction and Modeling module focuses on delivering effective instruction and modeling techniques. Participants will learn how to make curriculum content 'sticky' and engage in modeling do's and don'ts. The module includes engaging video content, readings from professional resources, and practical lesson plan examples.
The Guided to Independent Practice module provides insights into guided and independent practice techniques. Learners will explore the concept of guided and independent practice, along with practical examples from professional resources. The module includes engaging video content, readings, and practical lesson plan examples.
The Assessments module delves into assessing knowledge and memory, along with strategies for effective assessments. Participants will explore assessment ideas to facilitate the teaching and learning process. The module includes video content, practical examples, and assessments to reinforce learning.
The Final Review module offers a comprehensive summary of the course, consolidating key learnings from the previous modules. Participants will engage in a final checkpoint and review their lesson plans, ensuring a thorough understanding of the course content. The module provides a conclusive learning experience for participants.
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