Content

Content & Webinar Schedule

Session 1
Sept 28 (Wednesday), 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Eastern Time); 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Hawaii Time)

Topic

Presenter


Introduction
  • About the Series 
  • Badges & Certificate 
  • Zoom & Google Site

Stephen Tschudi


Lesson 1

http://ed.ted.com/on/zScwCuSI


About the Lessons: Topics and Presentation Structure
  • Possible scenarios that might prompt instructors to adapt or create online materials in the first place
  • Linguistic and cultural motivations
  • The sequence of development and structure of each presentation

Susan Hojnacki

Lesson 2

http://ed.ted.com/on/P0Zl7tRL


Scope of Information Array / Variety of Viewpoints

How to adapt available materials when they are not conducive to the type of interaction the instructor wishes to accomplish, for example when:
  • current materials provide the same information to all students, but the instructor seeks to create an information gap activity, or
  • current materials provide one perspective on an issue or cultural norm and do not generate the type of discussion or critical thinking the instructor seeks.

Masato Kikuchi



Session 2
Oct 5 (Wednesday), 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Eastern Time); 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Hawaii Time)

Lesson 3

http://ed.ted.com/on/ZFQsY65a
[link to TED-Ed Lesson 3]

Leveraging Technology

How to adapt available materials when they are print-based and do not leverage technology in any way.

Ursula Stickler

Lesson 4

http://ed.ted.com/on/FOhRIEZ1
[link to TED-Ed Lesson 4]

Textbook Language

How to adapt available materials when they contain generic content that does not reflect the richness of what people do in the real world.

Jun Da



Session 3
Oct 12 (Wednesday), 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Eastern Time); 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Hawaii Time)

Lesson 5

https://ed.ted.com/on/nwM56yLN

Language Variety

How to adapt available materials when they do not represent L2 speaking communities or language varieties that the instructor would like to highlight as part of the bigger speech community, or that the learners would be more interested in learning about.

Marta González-Lloret

Lesson 6

http://ed.ted.com/on/ZiU0JCZT

[link to TED-Ed Lesson 6]

Topicality/Current Relevance

How to adapt available materials when they do not make a connection with events that are being widely discussed in the L2 community.
Greg Kessler


Session 4
Oct 19 (Wednesday), 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Eastern Time); 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Hawaii Time)

Lesson 7

https://ed.ted.com/on/2hjsdvwn

[link to TED-Ed Lesson 7]

Addressing Multiple Modes/Balancing Language Skills

How to adapt available materials when they limit students to using interpretive mode, but do not promote interpersonal or presentational modes of communication.

Tracy Seiler

Lesson 8

https://ed.ted.com/on/2Zz2aYHL

[link to TED-Ed Lesson 8]

Differentiating Instruction

How to adapt available materials when they are designed for a specific proficiency level and are not suitable for an online class in which students have a variety of proficiency levels (which is particularly common in classes offering less-commonly taught languages).

Nadine Jacobsen-McLean



Session 5:
Oct 26 (Wednesday), 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Eastern Time); 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Hawaii Time)

There is no TEDEd lesson associated with the panel discussion.


Panel Discussion: Practicing Teachers’ Perspectives

Webinar recording

Presentation slides: Click on individual panelist's name (at right) to view slides

Emily Saunders
Olga Klimova
Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia

There is no TEDEd lesson associated with the summary and reflection session.

Summary & Reflection


Webinar recording

Presentation slides

Susan Hojnacki



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