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Module #1:  Watch Me Teach
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Aly Bardai
Watch Me Teach
Rep #1: Context
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1a:  Context
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Context
In this initial lesson, you are introduced to the PFT Activity through feedback comments related to the context of your Watch Me Teach Video, contextual gap fill and explanation video.

PFT Activity ONE
45 Seconds (Within PFT Chief Moderator regulations)

Hello. My name is Anthony Williams, and I want to help you to learn.

I want to tell you about a difficult homework assignment that I once had at university. It was in a Mathematics class at the University of British Columbia. The teacher wrote a problem on the board and the class had to try and solve that problem. I started to write the solution to the problem on the piece of paper in front of me, but after the 3rd step I could not continue. I didn't know what came next. The problem was too difficult for me...so I put up my hand and asked the teacher for help.

What is one expression that I can use to tell the teacher about my situation?

Rep #1. Check all that apply to the context of the Watch Me Teach Video in PFT Activity ONE.
A. The teacher focused on one lexical item in his Watch Me Teach video.
B. The teacher delivers an elicitation question at the end of his Watch Me Teach video.
C. The teacher includes information about the time frame in his Watch Me Teach video.
D. The teacher supports his context with an example of some kind in his Watch Me Teach video.
E. The topic of the Watch Me Teach video is clear.
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Rep #4: Concepts
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1b: Concepts
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Concepts
In this second lesson, you receive input and study about the concepts of a lexical item and the criteria that the PFT Moderator uses when assessing your submitted PFT Activity.

PFT Activity SIX
45 Seconds (Within PFT Chief Moderator regulations)

Hi, my name is Anthony, and I want to help you learn.

I was talking to one of my students the other day, and he was telling me that one of the jobs that he would really like to do is to work for an airline. However, it is not for the salary as he told me. The main reason was because he would be able to travel to anywhere he wanted to for a lower price...and sometimes for free. He also said that the airline companies give him health insurance and let him take a lot of vacation time.

What noun can I use to describe all of these advantages or extra things that a job gives a person?

Rep #4. Does the teacher clearly present the core concepts of his lexical item in his Watch Me Teach video?
A. Yes, I think he does.
B. No, I wouldn't necessarily say that he does.

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Rep #7: Feedback
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1c:  Feedback
1c:
Feedback
In this lesson, you see how green, yellow and red feedback answers to your Watch Me Teach video presentation and contextual gap fill help students improve.

PFT Activity SEVEN
55 Seconds (Within PFT Chief Moderator regulations)

Contextual Gap Fill

Chris: I am so tired!
Bill: Why?
Chris: It's my job! The work is stressful, my boss is always grumpy and I have to work really ________ __________.
Bill: Oh really?
Chris: Yeah, I gotta be at the office at 8:00 in the morning...I get a one hour lunch break, but after that...I sometimes have to stay at the office until 7:00.
Bill: That's tough. At least you get paid overtime right?
Chris: Sometimes. But sometimes not. Sometimes I just have to finish the job because...well because I just have to get it done.

Rep #7. Check all that apply to the feedback section in PFT Activity SEVEN.
A. The green flag feedback response contains the correct answer in the appropriate grammatical form.
B. The yellow and red flag feedback responses are appropriate, and they help structure meaning.
C. The red flag feedback response shows evidence of thought and insight into sources of student error.

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Rep #10: Explanation Video
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1d: Explanation Video
1d:
Explanation Video
In this lesson, you are made aware of the PFT Moderator criteria around the Explanation Video and given some tips about how you might organize it.

PFT Activity NINE

Contextual Gap Fill

Bill: Hey man, you look tired...everything OK?
Chris: I'm feeling kind of exhausted. It seems that I just can't stop working!
Bill: I think you need to ___________ from all of your technology for a while.
Chris: What do you mean?
Bill: I mean just turn everything off! Go for a walk or something. Don't even take your cell phone with you.
Chris: I guess I could try to avoid my emails for a while.
Bill: There you go...it'll help. Promise.

Rep #10. The explanation in PFT Activity NINE clearly presents the answer to the contextual gap fill.

A. True
B. False

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Rep #13: PFT Activity
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1e:  PFT Activity
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PFT Activity
In the final lesson of this teacher training module, you are introduced to the PFT Activity, its purpose and what you need to do to go for green flags from the PFT Moderator.

PFT Activity NINE
52 Seconds (Within PFT Chief Moderator regulations)

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Hello, my name is Anthony Williams. And I want to help you learn.

I would like to tell you about something that I do to relax from time to time. There is just so much technology around me every day! There's the TV, my laptop, my cell phone....sometimes it all just drives me crazy! So one thing that I do is find a way to not use the technology. I turn my cell phone off. I close my laptop...and to avoid turning on the TV, I like to read a book or go to the gym or even go for a walk. By doing this, I can avoid all of the technology, which helps me to relax. What verb can I use to describe what I did with all of my technology?

PFT Activity

Prepare

Make a list of things that you do to relax.

Feedback

Send me that list and I will reply shortly before your live training session.

Train

Tell me about some of the things that you like to do to relax.

Rep #13. The Watch Me Teach video and the training session activity in PFT Activity NINE are connected through topic.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

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Checkpoint #2: Context
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Suggested Checklist

  • Do you focus on only one lexical item in your context?
  • Is there an appropriate elicitation question at the end of your presentation?
  • Do you include information about the time frame in the context around your lexical item?
  • Do you support your context with a specific example?
  • Is the topic of your presentation clear?

Write out your own context for the lexical item in PFT Activity TWO.

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Checkpoint #5: Concepts
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Your contextual gap fill can be in the form of either a longer piece of discourse or dialogue between two people.

Provide a contextual gap fill for PFT Activity TWO in which the concepts of the lexical item are clearly highlighted.

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Checkpoint #8: Feedback
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You are on the right track if you engage in anticipatory thinking when developing yellow and red flag feedback responses.

Provide your own yellow and red flag feedback responses in PFT Activity EIGHT.

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Checkpoint #11: Explanation Video
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By target language sentence, I refer to the sentence from the contextual gap fill that contains the lexical item of focus in the PFT Activity.

Discuss whether or not you think the target language sentence in each activity is a natural model to study.

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Checkpoint #14: PFT Activity
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Think about the A Mark NINE Construction. If you clearly define the topic of your PFT Activity right now, you will have a better chance of succeeding.

What is the topic of your Watch Me Teach video and PFT Activity?

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Assessment #3: Context
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Purpose
Bear in mind that the purpose of the assessment task is to receive feedback of some kind. In order for feedback to work properly, there must be a shared expectation between trainer and teacher.

As you move into this penultimate preparation task in the lessons in this Watch Me Teach module, it is important that you establish your own purpose for spending the time to create and upload your own PFT Activity.

Start the practice of doing the assessment task by hand on paper. There is an electronic form available for submission at the Request Feedback stage of this preparation module.

Go for green flags.

Assessment #3

Write down one lexical item on a piece of paper. Then think of a context and put that item into a sentence that fits within that context.

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Assessment #6: Concepts
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Assessment #6

Write out the concept statements for the lexical item that you have chosen to present in your PFT Activity. Use your target language sentence as a starting point.

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Assessment #9: Feedback
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Assessment #9

Write down your contextual gap fill on a piece of paper. Then write out your green, yellow and red flag responses to this gap fill.

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Assessment #12: Explanation Video
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Assessment #12

Write out your explanation video script in preparation for your workshop or teacher training session.

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Assessment #15: PFT Activity
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Assessment #15

According to the A Mark NINE Construction, write down the PFT Activity that you plan to use. Be sure to connect the topic of this activity to the topic of your Watch Me Teach video.

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1a: Context
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1c: PFT Activity
1d: Feedback
1e: Explanation Video
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