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Learner-Engagement-through-Virtual-Apps

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Session Title: 

Learner Engagement through Virtual Apps 


 

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Abstract:  

Engagement is one of the challenges educators face as well as access to tools depending on the varied contexts. Participants will explore different virtual tools to promote engagement virtually and in-person. Participants will leave with ideas on tools and activities to adapt to any context and classroom reality. (48)


Target audience:

a. Elementary, Secondary and Higher Education educators

b. Adult Educators

c. Teacher trainers 

d. Language Academy Instructors

e. Student teachers


Session objectives: By the end of the session participants will be able to:

1. Understand why apps are relevant for virtual and in-person teaching settings.

2. Differentiate between advantages and disadvantages depending on their own context.

3. Implement strategies to incorporate apps into their teaching practice.

4. Evaluate an array of virtual tools/apps suited for their classroom.

5. Setup apps for learner engagement and apply use into their own lessons.

6. Design examples of lessons using digital apps for virtual and in-person settings. 


Syllabus:  

  1. The content and assignments in this session are ongoing and depend on the previous content, that is each week builds on the previous ones. If participants register late, they will not be able to complete the work as each week closes by a specific deadline.

  2. Participants can earn a Certificate of Completion at the end of the session, as well as badges for each week completed.

  3. In order to obtain badges and certificate of completion participants need to: 

    1.  Complete all weekly activities and assignments, including discussion forums. 

    2.  Participate actively in the weekly discussions responding to prompts and commenting to at least one of their peers.

    3. Complete app portfolio with all criteria explained during week 1

    4. Present their app portfolio through the content space as well as during the closing session of the course.

    5. Attend 70% of live sessions, or completing a summary of each recording in the corresponding Discussion folder

    6. Obtain all badges per week 


Introductory Week: (January 1 - 7) 

 

Moderator: Grazzia Mendoza / Everyone

 

Focus: Getting to know each other 

Activities:

1. Complete Canvas Profile

2. Enroll in course

2. Watch the orientation video on how to use canvas or the document

3. Complete the google form related to: background, expectations and context where they teach and which interactive space they prefer (FB groups, WhatsApp or Telegram)

4. Explore the content space sites (Canvas)

5. Introduce themselves in the Discussion forum set up for introductions

6. Read about advantages and disadvantages of using apps virtually or in person

 

IMPORTANT: Participants are to complete the tasks in the corresponding week; all work has to be completed by or before the deadline and no work on prior weeks will be possible. 

 


Week 1: (January 9 - 15) 

 

Moderators: Miguel Carranza and Grazzia Mendoza / Everyone

 

Synchronous session: Demonstration Kahoot and Jamboard, overview of week 1 activities/tasks

Focus: Understand the relevance of apps and be aware of the advantages and disadvantages based on the participants' context.

Introduce Yourself

 

Task 1: Scrambled doc and reflection (Read, Contribute)

Task 2: Read, Reflect and Share: Review advantages/disadvantages article. Share on Jamboard thoughts and reflections. Post in discussion Forum (Read, Contribute)

Task 3: Explore 2 apps - Kahoot and Jamboard

Task 4: Begin app portfolio: Teaching philosophy (include use of apps for engagement), Outline of Portfolio, post philosophy and outline in discussion forum set up for this purpose (Contribute)

 

Participants receive badge 1 for completing all tasks in week 1

 

IMPORTANT: Participants are to complete the tasks in the corresponding week; all work has to be completed by or before the deadline and no work on prior weeks will be possible. 


Week 2: (January 14 - 22)

 

Moderators:  Zuleika Zapateiro and Grazzia Mendoza / Everyone

 

Synchronous session: Demonstration Mentimeter, Padlet and Google Docs, overview of week 2 activities/tasks

Focus: How to incorporate apps in virtual or in person settings. Evaluate apps for complexity, ease of use, high and low connectivity contexts.

 

Task 1: Review templates that incorporate apps, analyze lessons that incorporate apps. (Reflect, Contribute - Response to guided questions)

Task 2: Look at different apps and explore them, look at sites and evaluate its use within participants' own context. (Evaluate, Contribute - choose to apps and provide assessment of them)

Task 3: Explore 3 apps - Mentimeter, Padlet, Google docs

Task 4: Continue working on app portfolio - identify opportunities and gaps in participants’ own context. (Share, Contribute - Add reflection section on which apps will have the potential to be used in participants' context)

 

Participants receive badge 2 for completing all tasks in week 2

 

IMPORTANT: Participants are to complete the tasks in the corresponding week; all work has to be completed by or before the deadline and no work on prior weeks will be possible. 


Week 3: (January 23 - 29)

 

Moderators:  Olenka Villavicencio and Grazzia Mendoza / Everyone

 

Synchronous session: Wooclap, Wakelet, and Genially; overview of week 3 activities/tasks

Focus: Application - use of apps, setting apps for learner use, how to organize tutorials, how apps contribute to the focus of the lesson.

 

Task 1: Apply/Use the apps, hands on activities and reflect on application (Choose app 1, apply in own context) 

Task 2: Choose one of the apps used in the classroom and write a detailed description of what happened in the classroom (Mid-week contribute - share reflections in discussion forum)

Task 3: Continue working on app portfolio - identify how easy or difficult it was to use the apps in the classroom or design the tutorials. (Share tutorials (at least 1) and share reflections on which app (s) has (have) the most potential for participant's context)

 

Participants receive badge 3 for completing all tasks in week 3

 

IMPORTANT: Participants are to complete the tasks in the corresponding week; all work has to be completed by or before the deadline and no work on prior weeks will be possible. 


Week 4: (January 30 - February 5)

 

Moderators:  Mary Allegra and Grazzia Mendoza / Everyone

 

Synchronous session: Demonstration Edpuzzle, Peardeck, Quizziz, overview of week 4 activities/tasks

Focus: Application - use of apps, setting apps for learner use, how to organize tutorials, how apps contribute to the focus of the lesson. 

 

Task 1: Apply/Use the apps, hands on activities and reflect on application (Choose app 2, apply in own context) 

Task 2: Choose one of the apps used in the classroom and write a detailed description of what happened in the classroom (Mid-week contribute - share reflections in discussion forum)

Task 3: Continue working on app portfolio - identify how easy or difficult it was to use the apps in the classroom or design the tutorials. (Share tutorial (s) (at least 1) and share reflections on which app (s) has (have) the most potential for participant's context)

 

Participants receive badge 4 for completing all tasks in week 4

 

IMPORTANT: Participants are to complete the tasks in the corresponding week; all work has to be completed by or before the deadline and no work on prior weeks will be possible. 


Week 5: (February 6 - 12)

 

Moderators:  Mauricio Arango and Grazzia Mendoza / Everyone

 

Synchronous session: Participants volunteer to showcase their portfolios. overview of week 5 final activities/tasks

Focus: Closing session and reflections of Learner Engagement through Virtual Apps. Sharing of app portfolio.  

 

Task 1: Share app portfolio with peers and provide feedback, receive and respond to peers feedback. (Share, Contribute - Share portfolio in discussion forum (link or document)

Task 2: Choose one example from your app portfolio that you feel the proudest of and state why. (Share, Contribute to discussion forum)

Task 3: Share with peers apps you will use and incorporate them for learner engagement. (Share, contribute list of apps to use)

Task 4: Final reflections on the use of apps for learner engagement (Contribute - Discussion Forum)

 

Participants who have all 5 badges will receive a certificate of completion

 

IMPORTANT: Participants are to complete the tasks in the corresponding week; all work has to be completed by or before the deadline and no work on prior weeks will be possible. 

 


Media

  • Interactive space: Facebook and/or WhatsApp/Telegram Groups as applicable 

  • Content space: Canva and Google Drive (Folders per session)

  • Live meeting space: Google Meet or Zoom 


Technology tools:

 1. Voicethread: https://voicethread.com 

2. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com 

3. TEDed: https://ed.ted.com 

4. Kahoot: https://kahoot.com

5. Mentimeter:https://www.mentimeter.com  

6. Canva: https://www.canva.com

7. Wakelet:  https://wakelet.com

8. Padlet: https://padlet.com 

9. Flipgrid: https://info.flip.com 

10. Google (docs, slides, forms, sheets, jamboard) https://drive.google.com 

11. Badger: https://badgr.com/auth/login 

12. Giphy: https://giphy.com 

13. Sticker Maker:https://getstickerpack.com 

14. Edpuzzle: https://edpuzzle.com 

15. ThingLink: https://www.thinglink.com 

16. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com 

17. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com 

18. Peardeck: https://app.peardeck.com/join 

19. Nearpod: https://nearpod.com 

20. Quizziz: https://quizizz.com 

21. Genially: https://genial.ly 


Join this session: (To be completed during Moderator Professional Development, Oct. 16 - Nov. 13, 2022) 
Registration Jan. 1-7, 2023.
For participants to join this session:

 

Suggested sponsor(s): (Emails have been sent to sponsors)

Sponsoring organizations

Name / date of approval

HELTA TESOL (Honduras)
Francia Quintana, August 15, 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) TESOL Regional Team, August 15, 2022
TESOL Affiliates Linh Phung, November 6, 2022
TESOL EFLIS Beatriz Erazo, November 6, 2022
TESOL CALLIS Jane Chien, November 6, 2022
TESOL France Deb West, November 5, 2022
TESOL Italy Maria Grazia Maglione, TBC
KSAALT TESOL 
Hind Elyas, November 6, 2022
TELTA (Tanzania) Irene Maganga, November 6, 2022
ATES (Senegal) Khassoum Diop, November 5, 2022
NYSTESOL Ching-Ching Lin, November 5, 2022
CATESOL Susan Gaer, November 5, 2022
AVEALMEC Evelyn Izquierdo, November 6, 2022
World CALL TBC
SSTESOL Andrea Lypka, TBC
TESOL Gulf  George Kormpas, TBC
TEFL Kuwait Rana Khan, TBC
TESOL Kuwait Fayyaz Malik, TBC
CALL Interest Section of TESOL (CALL-IS) Jane Chien, Chair / December 1, 2022

 

Moderators

 

Mendoza, Grazzia grazziem01@yahoo.com Honduras USAID New N/A Grazzia Mendoza USAID specialist, manages/designs projects to support the Ministry of Education. Language educator for 29 years. USDoS Alumna recognized for project development, recognized by TESOL International Association - Virginia French Allen Award. Founder/Former President HELTA TESOL, former President LAC TESOL, and Past Member of TESOL Board of Directors.

Allegra, Mary

maryallegra28@gmail.com

Venezuela/US

Westcliff University

New

 N/A

Mary Allegra is a Venezuelan educator with a MA in Applied Linguistics and Specialization in Teaching Foreign Languages. Currently teaching ESOL in South Carolina and is an assistant professor at Westcliff University. She was VenTESOL President (2015-2019) and served as a member of the TESOL CALL IS Steering Committee (2019-2022)


 
Carranza, Miguel miguel.carranza@yahoo.com El Salvador Universidad El Salvador  New N/A Miguel works  at Universidad de El Salvador. Works in preservice teacher training. Holds a Master's degree in Science of  Education  from the University of Kansas, and a B.A in English from Universidad de El Salvador.  He  coordinates graduation processes  and he has  been speaker in several countries of the region.   
Villavicencio, Olenka olenkavillavicencioelt@gmail.com Peru Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) New N/A Ms. Villavicencio highly experienced EFL, ESP, BE teacher and teacher trainer. Has worked at all levels in higher education. Holds a professional degree in Computer Sciences and MA TEFL. International speaker, academic and IT freelance consultant. Actively involved in Peru Tesol and Iatefl Peru as well.
Zapateiro, Zuleika zuleikazulema@hotmail.com Panama Ministry of Education Panama  New N/A

Zuleika Zapateiro holds a BA in English from Universidad de Panama and a MA in TESOL from Universidad Latina. Zuleika has been teaching for over 25 years and has participated in national/international educational events. Zuleika has worked as EFL teacher, Academic Coordinator, teacher trainer, volunteer and is Panama TESOL member.


 
Arango, Mauricio arangomauenr@gmail.com Colombia Universidad de Caldas  New N/A

Mauricio holds a Master’s in English Didactics. Along with being an EFL teacher at language centers, high schools, universities and social-academic projects, he has been part of national bilingualism projects. Through his presentations, he shares the design and implementation of materials that help to foster language learning and intercultural competence. 

 

 

Primary Contact (Lead moderator only, please): The primary contact is the lead moderator of the session. The lead moderator is responsible for making sure that all first-time moderators are registered for the Moderator Professional Development session, and for communicating deadlines, special events like our live webcasts, and other information to moderators.

Name of Lead Moderator: Grazzia Ma. Mendoza

Email address: grazziem01@yahoo.com 


Terms of Agreement (to be completed by Lead Moderators; please confirm by writing “I agree” in each item.)

Terms of Agreement for EVO Session Lead Moderators

Confirmation

  1. As Lead Moderator of my EVO session, I am responsible for making sure that first-time moderators in the session register for MOD PD on or before the due date (Oct. 16, 2022).

 I agree
  1. As Lead Moderator of my EVO session, I am responsible for making sure that first-time moderators participate actively in MOD PD Oct. 16 - Nov. 13, 2022.

 I agree
  1. As Lead Moderator of my EVO session, I affirm that moderators found lacking in completing the expectations and tasks in MOD PD will be removed from the session.

 I agree
  1. I am available to engage actively in the EVO session I have agreed to co-moderate between January 9 and February 12, 2023. 

 I agree
  1. I further understand that 

    • EVO sessions are free of advertising and commercial sponsorship;

    • EVO sessions are free and open to all;

    • No academic credit will be given for participation in EVO session.

 I agree

  

Comments (1)

Dr. Nellie Deutsch said

at 8:33 am on Nov 21, 2022

Fixed the 2 profile images of Mary and Miguel because they were broken. This was a wiki thing. Miguel needed to be brought back and Mary's was there twice.

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