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ESOL Youth Leadership Conference – Escambia County

April 20th, 2017

Repost of content from Dr. James May at TeacherTricks.org

You can also go to http://tinyurl.com/escambiaylc

Today I got the opportunity to make some new friends in Escambia County. I had a great time at the ESOL Youth Leadership Conference and learned quite a bit from the experience. Thanks again for allowing me to come in and share some ideas on leadership, technology, and service learning. As promised, here is the outsourced memory of our sessions today.

Learning in a BG World

Learning in the 21st Century

Why the Barge? Why not just land on land?

The Google Effect and Learning in a GIFfy

Do You Know Me?

Blabberizer & FaceSwap

Have you met Tega?

21st Century Thinking

From the Three R’s to the Four C’s

  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking

Creativity

If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away – Linus Pauling.

Let’s try a creativity game!

Thinking outside the box – Creativity in the 21st Century

Wordhippo  – What’s another word for?

 

Collaboration

What is Service Learning?  It is an approach to teaching and learning in which students use academic knowledge and skills to address genuine community needs.

Picking up trash and plastic bottles on the side of a road or a river bank is service.

Using the plastic bottles to engineer solar stills while studying water conservation is learning

When students and teachers combine a local environmental clean up with a classroom build, documented results, and an awareness campaign, that is Service Learning.

Not sure where to get ideas for class builds and Service Learning Project Ideas?

Try Instructables

Or check out these 55 Environmental Service Learning Ideas

National Youth Leadership Council –  Service Learning

Communication

 

Want to type faster? Try Ztype

Want to improve your reading? Have you hear of ReadTheory.org?

Have you considered using text-to-speech? Here is how to do it on a Mac, and here is the same solution for a PC.

Looking for a tool to increase your Vocabulary? Try Lingro or perhaps create a Free Rice team

Don’t just say it show it. The Power of Infographics

Make your own infographics and visuals. A little touch up? Free Fun with Pixlr 

Really want to get your message across? Don’t write it, Screencast it. 

 

Critical thinking

Fact or Fiction – Twin Jims, Toy, Linda, Betty, James Allen

Different faces of Google – News.Google, Images.Google, Scholar.Google

Google Easter Eggs

 PowerSearching with Google

Developing Creative Confidence

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. – Misattributed Mark Twain

The power of the word YET

Circles Challenge

Screen Shot 2017-02-16 at 12.42.42 AM

Graham Shaw’s Why People Believe The Can’t Draw

 

The Google Effect

GIFs

FaceSwap

Blabberizer

FaceSwap

Tega

WordHippo

 

Service Learning

Instructables

Ztype

ReadTheory.org

Text to Speech

Lingro

Free Rice

 

Infographics

Pixlr

Screencastify

Different faces of Google

Easter Eggs

YET!

Reverse Image Searching

 

 

 

 

 

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EAP Reading Competencies

October 21st, 2015

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Reading Learning Outcomes

Florida EAP Consortium

Level 1 – In Development

Level 2 –In Development

 

Level 3 –EAP0320 – Intermediate I Reading

Upon completion of this course, the student will

  • Comprehend reading selections appropriate to this level.
  • Utilize reading strategies in order to understand a variety of texts.
  • Apply basic critical thinking skills to reading selections.
  • Recognize common English rhetorical patterns of organization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of level-appropriate vocabulary.
  • Employ effective study skills.

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Level 4 –EAP0420 – Intermediate II Reading

Upon completion of this course, the student will

  • Comprehend academic reading selections appropriate to this level.
  • Utilize reading strategies in order to understand a variety of academic texts.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to academic reading selections.
  • Distinguish common English rhetorical patterns of organization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of level-appropriate vocabulary.
  • Employ effective study skills.

 

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Level 5 –EAP1520 – Advanced I Reading
To Be Added

Level 6–EAP1620 – Advanced II Reading
To Be Added

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EAP Writing Competencies

October 20th, 2015

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Writing Learning Outcomes
Florida College EAP Consortium

Level 1 – In Development


Level 2 – Suggested Learning Outcomes for EAP0240 (3 credits)

Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Produce clear & coherent sentences in order to develop basic paragraphs.
  • Revise sentences for grammar and mechanical issues
    • word choice
    • word form
    • verb usage
    • sentence structure

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Level 3 – Suggested Learning Outcomes for EAP0340 (3 credits)

Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Produce clear & coherent sentences and simple paragraphs in which the development is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Revise paragraphs for grammar and mechanical issues
    • word choice
    • word form
    • verb usage
    • sentence structure

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Level 4 – Suggested Learning Outcomes for EAP0440 (3 credits)

Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Produce clear & coherent paragraphs in which the development, organization & style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
  • Revise paragraphs for grammar and mechanical issues
    • word choice
    • word form
    • verb usage
    • sentence structure

 

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Level 5 – Suggested Learning Outcomes for EAP1540 (3 credits)

Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Produce clear & coherent paragraphs and essays in which the development, organization & style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
  • Revise paragraphs and essays for grammar and mechanical issues
    • word choice
    • word form
    • verb usage
    • sentence structure

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Level 6 – Suggested Learning Outcomes for EAP1640 (3 credits)

Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Produce clear & coherent academic essays in which the development, organization & style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
  • Revise essays for grammar and mechanical issues
    • word choice
    • word form
    • verb usage
    • sentence structure

(Last reviewed 02/2015)

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EAP Grammar Competencies

October 20th, 2015

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Grammar Competencies
Florida College EAP Consortium

 

Level 1 – In Development / Pending Approval
Level 2 – In Development / Pending Approval

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Level 3 – Suggested Learning Outcomes for EAP 0360

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

Identify and use English sentence structure including:

  • declarative, negative, and interrogative sentences
  • simple and compound sentences

Use the following grammatical structures correctly in academic speaking and writing:

  • simple present and past tenses and corresponding progressive aspects
  • will and going to future
  • gerunds and infinitives
  • modals in the present and future
  • definite and indefinite articles
  • descriptive adjectives
  • adverbs of time, frequency, and place
  • comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs

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Level 4 – Suggested Learning Outcomes for EAP 0460

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

Identify and use English sentence structures including:

  • declarative, negative, and interrogative sentences
  • simple, compound, and complex sentences

Use the following grammatical structures correctly in academic speaking and writing:

  • simple, progressive, perfect, and perfect progressive verb tenses
  • active and passive voice
  • gerunds and infinitives
  • modals in the present, future, and past
  • participial adjectives
  • adverb clauses of time and condition

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Level 5 – Suggested Learning Outcomes for EAP 1560

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • . understand the difference between a phrase and clause
  • recognize and correct sentence fragments
  • use sentence coordinators to show logical interrelationships between independent         clauses
  • use noun clauses as subjects and objects of sentences
  • use adjective clauses to modify nouns
  • use adverb clauses to indicate interrelationship between clauses
  • reduce adjective and adverb clauses to phrases
  • punctuate phrases and clauses correctly
  • recognize meaning and use of verb tenses, aspect, voice, and mood
  • use effective subject verb agreement
  • understand pronoun reference and use all pronouns correctly

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Level 6 – Suggested Learning Outcomes for EAP 1660

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • use simple, compound, complex, and compound/complex sentence structures to communicate ideas
  • understand meaning of all verb tenses, aspects, and moods and use them effectively
  • understand and use shades of meaning of present, past, and future modals
  • understand meanings and use conditionals effectively
  • understand meanings and use transitional words and expressions
  • understand and use ellipsis and substitution as cohesive devices

 

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EAP Competencies Main

October 20th, 2015

The Florida College EAP Consortium has created minimum learning outcome standards in the following areas:

Grammar
Listening/Speech
Reading
Writing

 

Please click the links above to view each area.
(Last Reviewed 02/2015)

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The Messenger

February 2nd, 2015

Messenger Newsletter Spring 2009

Messenger Newsletter Fall 2009

Messenger Newsletter 2010/2011

 

The Messenger
Budget Report 08-09 
Members Only” Volume 1  Sent 09/20/09

SSTESOL BOARD: Call for Candidates
Sunshine State TESOL Constitution
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