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What you will learn

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    Describe the difference between memory and knowledge learning

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    Manage classroom time with lesson plans

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    Motivate students with warm-up activities

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    Understand the concept of content "stickiness"

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Persian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Basic Instructional Design

In this module, learners are introduced to lesson design based on theorists such as Robert Gagne and Benjamin Bloom. Learners are introduced to concepts to both begin a lesson (gain attention, state objectives, stimulate recall) and give a lesson (present the content, provide learning guidance, elicit performance). This module also introduces learners to a general lesson plan template that will be used throughout the course and to basic classroom management skills. ...
6 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Video 1: Instructional Design Theory: Get Going with Gagne7m
Video 2: Three Teachers: Starting a Lesson8m
Video 3: Instructional Design Theory: Present by Staying Present8m
Video 4: Three Teachers: Giving a Lesson9m
Video 5: Summary5m
4 readings
Welcome Guide to the Teach English Now! MOOC10m
Reading on Positive Language/Controlling a Classroom10m
Download the Lesson Plan Template10m
Bonus Reading: Employing "Good Talk" and "Warm Language"10m
4 practice exercises
Welcome Guide10m
Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q's)10m
Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q’s)10m
Graded Checkpoint (10 Q’s)20m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Activating Background Knowledge and Objective Discussions

In this module, learners are introduced to warm up activities, and how warm ups not only can introduce a lesson's theme but also can be used to connect that theme to previous learner knowledge and previous lessons. Objective discussions are also introduced, and advice about when and how to give objective discussions is given. ...
6 videos (Total 45 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
Video 2: Three Teachers: Warm Ups9m
Video 3: It’s Hard to Hit What You Don’t Aim For7m
Video 4: What Objectives are NOT8m
Video 5: Three Teachers: Objective Discussions9m
Video 6: Summary5m
4 readings
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities (Ice Breakers and Warm-Ups)10m
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL activities (Objective Discussion)10m
Lesson Plan Example #110m
Lesson Plan Example #210m
3 practice exercises
Checkpoint (5 Q’s)10m
Checkpoint (5 Q’s)10m
Graded Checkpoint (10 Q’s)20m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Presenting Instruction and Modeling

Learners are introduced to the concepts of presenting instruction and modeling. Learners are introduced to the concept of "stickiness," and given several words of advice on how to make content sticky. Modeling is also depicted as a way in which to help learners to see what teachers are trying to explain, and can be a powerful form of instruction itself. Learners are counseled to have more than one model, and are cautioned about presenting models too early. ...
5 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Video 2: Three Teachers: Presenting Instruction11m
Video 3: Modeling Do’s and Don’ts4m
Video 4: Three Teachers: Modeling7m
Video 5: Summary5m
4 readings
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities (Presenting Instruction/Modeling)10m
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities (Top Ten TESOL Activities)10m
Lesson Plan Example #110m
Lesson Plan Example #210m
3 practice exercises
Checkpoint (5 Q’s)10m
Checkpoint (5 Q’s)10m
Graded Checkpoint (10 Q’s)20m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Guided to Independent Practice

In this module, learners are introduced to the importance of guided and independent practices of lesson planning. In our "Three Teachers" videos, learners will view different examples, both strong and weak, of teachers facilitate guided and independent practices and receive breakdowns and analysis of each teacher. ...
5 videos (Total 33 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Video 2: Three Teachers: Guided Practice8m
Video 3: What is Independent Practice?4m
Video 4: Three Teachers: Independent Practice7m
Video 5: Summary4m
4 readings
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities: Guided Practice10m
Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities: Independent Practice10m
Lesson Plan Example #110m
Lesson Plan Example #210m
3 practice exercises
Checkpoint (5 Q's)10m
Checkpoint (5 Qs)10m
Graded Checkpoint: (10 Q's)20m
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By RAJul 15th 2017

This course has an excellent structure for helping you put together a lesson plan and assessment. I love how each facet is explained so that we can see where our mistakes lie and how we can improve.

By MVMar 25th 2016

Fantastic amazing tutors and I highly recommend this course as by the end of this course lesson planning is a piece of cake. I have loved this course and all the courses in the TESOL specialization

Instructors

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Dr. Shane Dixon

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch
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Dr. Justin Shewell

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University
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Jessica Cinco

International Educator
Global Launch

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it....

About the TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Specialization

Demonstrate basic foundational principles, recognize second or foreign language learning theories, and design and plan lessons to teach English as a second or foreign language effectively. This specialization is the first of two specializations that make up the TESOL Certificate from Arizona State University. In this specialization, you will learn about the basic foundational principles of language acquisition and the basic techniques founded upon those principles. It will describe second or foreign language theories, and basic studies in second language acquisition and their pedagogical implications. It will elaborate upon basic design for lesson plans and provide access to professional resources. In the final Capstone Project, in collaboration with Arizona State University’s Global Launch, you will apply the skills you learned by designing a lesson plan which includes learning outcomes, assessments, materials, classroom management techniques and the learning activities themselves. When you complete this specialization, go on to the second specialization in order to complete your TESOL certificate experience!...
TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

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