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Creative Associates International

Day Five: Dear Becky
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, is a reading exercise that complements the sample English reading lesson plan on pre-historic life in the Sahara.


Day Ten: SIT Graduate Institute Best Practices for Supervisors Course Session I Program Evaluation
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the tenth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is an evaluation questionnaire to be completed by participants.


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

This document, used in the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is a section from the Guide to the Algerian English Curriculum for Middle School 4 (MS4), a manual designed to support teachers in understanding and implementing the Algerian English Curriculum for the fourth year of middle school. The guide details the competencies for each year of English study and objectives for the final year of middle school. It also provides examples of pedagogy and assessment when using the curriculum, and contains sample themes and a sample unit.


Day Six: MS4 Expanded Curriculum Objectives
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 an expansion on the English curriculum objectives for Algerian students in the 4th level of Middle School. The document includes a detailed breakdown of learning objectives for the following skills: oral interaction, interpretive listening, interpretive reading, productive writing, productive speaking and linguistic competence.


Day Eight: What to Look for When Observing
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the eighth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is an overview of the components supervisors should look for while observing English language teachers. The document includes questions and a checklist on the teacher’s lesson objectives, activities and method of assessment.


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

This resource provides a detailed plan for the ninth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. Activities include: evaluating and discussing suggestions for active listening, writing a first draft of supervisor competencies based on coursework, reading written feedback forms and formal Algerian post-observation reports, evaluating their usefulness, and suggesting ways to improve quality.


Day Five: Reading Awareness Letters
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, complements the Reading Awareness exercise for English language supervisors. The curriculum includes letters to be read by participants in German, French, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and English, in order to analyze the experience of reading in a second language.


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

This resource provides a detailed plan for the tenth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. Activities include: articulating learning over the course, writing and sharing five action plans for professional development, articulating challenges and strategies for putting professional development action plans into practice, and completing an evaluation of the first two weeks of the course.


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

This resource provides a detailed plan for the seventh day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. Activities include: presenting  teacher workshop homework to peers; listing principles of organizing effective training sessions; writing action plans to improve planning/delivery; listing principles of giving effective advice; and articulating, examining and comparing different views of the same oral feedback event.


Day Four: Lesson Plan
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 a lesson plan template for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) teacher and teacher supervisor. It includes a table for teachers to record their personal goals, the lesson's focus, objectives, procedures, rationale and interaction patterns (teacher to student, student to student), competencies to target, methods for assessment, required materials and/or resources, and post-lesson teacher reflections.


Day Five: Reading Awareness (60 min)
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, is an exercise plan focusing on strategies and methods for teaching second language reading. The aim is for participants to analyze an experience of reading a text in a second language, identify key features of reading skills, list strategies that facilitate reading and link these strategies to teaching the skill of reading.


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

This resource provides a detailed plan for the eighth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. Activities include: suggesting solutions to common problems in giving feedback to teachers, analyzing transcripts of oral feedback, analyzing teacher’s understanding and implementation of feedback, reviewing teacher competencies, and describing teacher behaviors to look for during observation.


Day Six: The Training Development Continuum
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, focuses on the key differences between teacher training and teacher development with a table to be completed by participants to test their understanding of the training development continuum. The philosophy is that teacher training is geared toward giving teachers knowledge and skills, whereas teacher development is meant for building awareness.


Day Six: One Possible Paradigm for a Receptive Skills Lesson
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, presents a paradigm for receptive English language skills in a reading or listening lesson. This is described on a table, which is used to increase student interest in learning vocabulary related to the topic. The emphasis is on using cultural knowledge and integrating reading or listening text with a broader language framework.


Linking Evaluation to Coaching and Mentoring Models
Published: 2011
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East)
English Arabic

This presentation on teacher training walks readers through the effective teacher development.


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