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Creative Associates International

Day One: Feedback
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the first day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is a needs assessment survey for participants. Included are questions on their role as supervisors, their interests and goals in the workshop, qualifications and practical and educational backgrounds.


Best Practices for Supervisors Course Overview
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used in the Best Practices for Supervisors course, provides an overview of training questions, goals and content. Included are learning objectives for the trainees and how they might demonstrate having met the objectives. Discussion topics focus on the professional role of teacher supervisors, the Algerian Competency Based Approach and Guiding Principles, the Algerian English Framework (AEF), evaluation of textbook materials and training workshop development.


Day Two: Daily Schedule
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource provides a plan for the second day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. The activities include: how to articulate understanding of a professional's roles as supervisor, demonstrating understanding of the processes of professional change and development for teachers, evaluating the supervisory context, and listing system strengths, weaknesses and potential improvements.


Day Three: Daily Schedule
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This plan for the third day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course includes the schedule, training objectives and activities. The activities include: experiencing and analyzing a grammar lesson, discussing teacher competencies, challenges and guiding principles for English curriculum in Algeria, identifying key factors in planning training workshops for teachers, and analyzing textbook materials and planning improvements.


Day Four: Daily Schedule
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource provides a plan for the fourth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. Sample activities include: identifying teachers’ anticipated strengths and challenges in implementing the Algerian English Framework competencies, participating in a sample training workshop on adapting textbooks and evaluating learning objectives.


Day One: Group Stages H-O
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the first day of the Best Practices Supervisors course, provides an analysis of group behavior. The document includes a formatted table with each of the group behavior stages: 1) forming; 2) storming; 3) norming; and 4) performing, along with a description of each.


Day Four: Adapting and Supplementing Textbooks to Include Language Planning
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the fourth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is an article on language planning for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) teacher or teacher supervisor. It discusses the importance of language planning and looks at ways activities can be used to adapt and supplement course books.


Day One: Needs Assessment
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the first day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is a needs assessment survey for participants. Included are questions on their role as supervisors, their interests and goals in the workshop, qualifications and practical and educational backgrounds.


Day Five: Daily Schedule
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource provides a detailed plan for the fifth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. Sample activities include: identifying second language reading strategies and ways to support second language readers, experiencing and analyzing a sample reading lesson, listing key stages in a PDP lesson (Pre, During and Post) and brainstorming the outline of a reading lesson.


Day Six: The Training Development Continuum in Teacher Education: Some Practical Applications
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the sixth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, provides information on the training- development continuum related specifically to teacher training. The article  distinguishes between teacher training, which  is geared towards giving teachers knowledge and skills, versus  teacher development, which focuses on building their awareness. The resource also provides examples and a diagram.


Day Five Lesson Plan: Reading in "Sahara Unit" MS4 File 5
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the fifth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, provides a sample English reading lesson plan. The lesson provides practice on reading, speaking, writing and vocabulary skills, in a lesson on pre-historic life in the Sahara. It also reviews grammar lessons on the use of “used to…” and “didn’t use to...”.  Included are: sample personal goals, objectives, assessment methods, rationale and interaction patterns, target Algerian English Framework competencies and required materials and/or resources.


"Reluctant" Teachers - Can We Make Them Tick?
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This document, used in the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is an article on teacher resistance to new teaching practices. It includes an explanation of causes and proposes possible solutions.


Day One: Guidelines for Group Interactions
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the first day of the Best Practices Supervisors course, is a tool for addressing participants group interaction rules as well as  their individual strengths and challenges. The document includes a manual of good conduct and a section for participants' self-evaluation of strengths and challenges.


Day Six: Daily Schedule
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource provides a detailed plan for the sixth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. Activities include: presenting reading lesson homework to peers, reconstructing a training/development grid and justifying choices, analyzing receptive skills, and planning a sample listening lesson and workshop for teachers.


Day Five: Lesson Plan
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the fifth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, provides a sample English lesson plan. The lesson provides practice on listening, speaking and vocabulary skills, and includes a listening text on pre-historic life in the Sahara. It also reviews an earlier grammar lesson on the use of “used to…”.  The lesson plan includes sample personal goals, objectives, assessment methods, interaction patterns, target Algerian English Framework competencies and required materials and/or resources.


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