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Friday, February 19, 2010

Content Standards / Performance Standards

When speaking of standards, it is very important to distinguish content standards from performance standards. Content standards refer to what students should learn. In other words the content of the subject-area they will study. Whereas, performance standards indicate how well they know such content. They indicate what students actually know, up to what extent they have met the standards.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Key questions

Key questions
I like how this article starts. It begins with an inquiry on the learning needs pupils have. This issue is of great importance when we plan and design a course. Normally we take this for granted especially in a face to face class. We hope or mostly assume that all our student are about the same, that they one just like the other. However, we must think of their needs before we start planning. We need to know who they are and what they need to be successful learners.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TESOL Standards

I intend to open a space to reflect on TESOL Standards. This is a challenging issue in EFL/ESL education. Standards are aligned to the curriculum development, instruction, grading, assessmentand and reporting. They enable us to be accountable for everything we do in the classroom.

Since this is an open space to reflect on my TESOL Standards course, I will be more than thankful those whose questions and comments to enhance my understanding.

In the meantime, these are my goals for the online course I intend to design.

Goal 1 : design meaningful activities using Web2.o tools for my TESOL Standards course

Goal 2 : create a free-risk e-learning environment for students to interact and enhance their teaching skills.