Published on January 21, 2016
1. Strategies and Practices for Integrating EnglishCentral Activities with Curricula A workshop by Paul Beaufait @ the JALT NanKyu Chapter co-sponsored Sojo University Teaching and Learning Forum Kumamoto, Japan; February 2, 2015
2. Abstract This workshop will serve as a nexus for networking and sharing among teachers who already use EnglishCentral in their classes and those interested in using it, as well as with user/administrators responsible for integrating EnglishCentral listening, viewing, vocabulary study and speaking activities within departmental or broader programs. In order to stimulate peer-to-peer discussion and feedback, the facilitator will encourage participants to outline their adoption, implementation and assessment strategies, and to share practical tips for integrating EnglishCentral activities with existing or planned language learning curricula. Brief summaries of action research findings related to such strategies and practices will be more than welcome, as will advice from service providers and technical support staff. Participants who wish to do so may bring or send digital or tangible artefacts with which to illustrate their programs or plans. With participants' permission, the facilitator hopes to aggregate and publicise those artefacts under a Creative Commons license.
3. Happy Groundhogs' Day! Groundhog prognostications by Giulia Forsythe, 2014.02.04 Some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
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5. Anticipated outcomes Awareness: Affordances, Approaches, Alternatives, …; Concerns: Coordination, Integration, Suitability, …; Action plans: Adoption, Implementation, Assessment, …; Reflections: Face-to-face or Online; & Publication.
6. Integration w/ plans Roles/status: (Co-)Administrators, Tech. support staff, (Co-)Teachers, Learners, &/or Prospective users? Foci: Strategic action: Adoption, Implementation, Assessment; Reflective practices; Other?
7. Educational settings (institution, locales, …) Roles or status w/ regard to blended or online learning Interests in EnglishCentral Interlude (1) ♻
8. A chart of prospects Individuals Teachers Departments Institutions Types of use learner dev. learner dev. (teacher dev.) learner dev. teacher dev. (staff dev.) learner dev. teacher dev. staff dev. Curricular foci NA course goals departmental plans institutional agendas English Central affordances authenticity; content choices: genres, levels, … (premium content); & feedback classes, curricular choices, groups, progress reports, exports, ... curricular coordination, content management: course dev. & reuse; … ? branding, ...?
9. A flowchart of on-site activities (PB, 2014.01.09)
10. Possible trade-offs + Input quotas: Listening, Reading, & Viewing. Minimizing text dependence? - Output quotas: Pronunciation & Speaking practice.
11. Goals or not?
12. Concerns or questions Current practices Plans or strategies Interlude (2) ♻
13. Bridges on the Horizon (Louisville, KY) by Cindy Cornett Seigle, 2009.08.22, Some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Bridging & blending (1)
14. Bridging and blending (2)
15. Bridging and blending (3) Courses to choose from on Day 1 Beginning Shall We Talk ● http://www.englishcentral.com/courses/preview/13 22 ○ 6 units ○ 24 videos Conversation 1 ● http://www.englishcentral.com/courses/preview/28 ○ 12 units ○ 50 videos Intermediate Conversation 2 ● http://www.englishcentral.com/courses/preview/30 ○ 12 units ○ 50 videos Courses to choose from on Day 4 Beginning See: Other videos selected from search results, below. Intermediate Presentation Skills ● http://www.englishcentral.com/courses/preview/ 25 Other videos selected from search results Beginning (in order suggested for viewing) Presentation Rule No. 1: Your Audience is King ● http://www.englishcentral.com/video/19513/ ○ First of five videos in a series from beginning to advanced ... Extensive Listening (EL) at the PUK ELF Camp (2014): Notes, plans, reflections, and resources
16. Course text integration (DIY: Vocabulary) (Anderson, 2013, p. 165)
17. Course text integration (à la EC) (EnglishCentral, August 2014, Create a custom course [JPG])
18. EnglishCentral registration Networking Publication Interlude (3) ♻
19. EnglishCentral. (2014, August n.d.). Create a custom course [JPG]. Retrieved from http://englishcentralteachers.com/wp- content/uploads/edd/2014/08/create-custom-course.jpg Forsythe, Giulia. (2014, February 4). Groundhog prognostications [photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/12289512884 Seigel, Cindy Cornett. (2009, September 22). Bridges on the Horizon [photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/cindy47452/3848960110 Image credits
20. Anderson, Neil J. (2013). ACTIVE Skills for Reading, 3rd Edition, Student Book 1. Boston: National Geographic Learning. Beaufait, P. (2013). "Exploring ins and outs of EnglishCentral." 5th Annual North-East Asian Regional Language Education Conference. Nigata Prefectural University. Niigata, Japan: 25 May 2013. Beaufait, Paul (2015). Extensive Listening (EL) at the PUK ELF Camp: Notes, plans, reflections, and resources [online document]. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/OoT3QJ Deubelbeiss, David. (2014, June 16). Custom courses: You be the author! [web log post]. Retrieved from: http://blog.englishcentral.com/2014/06/16/custom-courses-you-be-the- author/ References
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22. Strategies and Practices for Integrating EnglishCentral Activities with Curricula A workshop by Paul Beaufait @ the JALT NanKyu Chapter and Sojo University Teaching and Learning Forum Kumamoto, Japan; February 2, 2015