Monday, August 21, 2017

TTP2017: To the Finish Line and Beyond!

Homestretch To Do List
  • Use the Classroom English Handout Template to create your own Classroom English Handout.  Make a copy and please add it to your Teaching Demonstration folder.
  •  TTP To Go:
     Drive downloads and group notes on your classroom computer

Monday, August 7, 2017

Teaching Demonstration#3

Teaching Demonstration#3

  • 25-40 minute lesson demonstration
  • Same Criteria as TD#1 & #2 Complete List below  
  • Demonstration should include opening, closing, all instructions, and at least one activity
  • Must be somewhat unique within your TTP class
  • Sources: Overseas Experience, classmates' Teaching Demonstrations, Upcoming Semester Needs
  • Planning Time: August 1~10
  • Demonstrations: August 11~18
  • Teaching Demonstration Lesson Plan (make a copy and save in your Teaching Demonstration Folder)


Lesson Design & Overview
  • Easy to follow overview and procedure
  • Concise, measurable objectives
  • Appropriate content for target learners
  • Includes differentiation (addresses learners of different levels)
  • Materials are authentic and/or engaging
  • Materials can be easily found or replicated by others
  • Lesson includes appropriate assessment
  • The lesson includes innovation or experimentation

Teaching Delivery
  • Started and finished the lesson in an engaging way
  • Clarity and efficiency of giving instructions and presenting presenting information
  • Transitioned smoothly from one part of the lesson to another
  • Use of voice - audible, clear, engaging
  • Smooth, effective use of classroom English
  • Checks for understanding (including ICQ & CCQ)
  • Kept student attention throughout
  • Classroom management, keeping students on task
  • Appropriate tIme management and pacing
  • Appeared prepared and knowledgeable
  • Physical Presence:
               eye contact, gestures, posture, body movement
  • Showed confidence and/or charisma

Monday, July 31, 2017

Post-Overseas Tasks

Document Brisbane Learning
  • Use the Overseas Group Notes to write (copy) synapses of each day at UQ.    Elementary    Secondary
  • Divvy up UQ days (1 or 2/trainee).  One person can write the primary description. Others can add their thoughts. Share your practicum observations in the practicum section.
  • Share any suggestions, tips, and/or wisdom on the Advice to future Trainees’ Doc.
  • Add links to sites and apps to LearningCall Diigo Group.

Photo Processing

Make a Slideshow Video of your Australia Photos
Share selected photos in the Collaborative Google Album:

TTP Kitchen
  • Make sure past TD activity overviews are complete.
  • Add posts for interesting activities you experienced at UQ or during the practicum.

Get Started on Teaching Demonstration #3

Thursday, June 15, 2017

TTP in Brisbane Guide

Left Brisbane .... ago. 

 TTP Down Under Map (Full Version)

2017 Practicum Schools

 July 13   
Junction Park State School  50 Waldheim St, Annerley QLD 4103, Australia
 July 18~20  Runcorn Heights State School  200 Nemies Rd, Runcorn QLD 4113,  

 July 13  Group A & Group B
  Group A 
Coorparoo Secondary College   Stanley St E & Cavendish Road, Coorparoo QLD 4151, 
  Group B  
Balmoral State High School   Lytton Rd & Thynne Road, Morningside QLD 4170, 

 July 18~20

  Group A  Whites Hill State College  138 Burn St, Camp Hill QLD 4152, Australia
  Group B  
Coorparoo Secondary College   Stanley St E & Cavendish Road, Coorparoo QLD 4151,

University of Queensland
Food Markets

Brisbane/UQ  Videos


    Monday, June 12, 2017

    Cultural Resources for Overseas Presentations

    • 20-40 minutes
    • prepared and delivered with a partner   Group Options
    • can focus on specific cultural aspect or general overview
    • some overlap is OK, but each presentation should be somewhat unique
    • class size 20-25
    • expect questions and interaction
    • include some kind of activity  - greeting cards, write their names on fans, play a game, etc. 
    • copying can be done at UQ beforehand (fees might apply)
    • presented once 
    • remixing former presentations OK
    • internet access likely, but be prepared with offline Plan B

    Assorted Facts About Korea

    Other Presentations
    Proverbs, Sayings, & Folks Tales
    Blog Posts