Saturday, February 20, 2010

Setting up...a thought

In a pre-observation meeting for this Coetail class; I shared a lesson which did not only focus on language teaching and content, but it also integrated technology in alignment to the standards of the unit.
The pre-observation conference helped me to reflect about the objective of my lesson and the value of integrating technology in my class; with the constant question "how do I support my students to use Spanish? With this in mind;some ideas worth paying close attention came up: the value of teaching about technology in the target language; students are not only learning about the language; it is the means of communication. Also, students adopting new roles to support others who need help with technology and the opportunity for students to show in a creative way; which makes sense to them; their understanding of content and language.
Personally, I found value in a pre-conference to put my thoughts out loud and reflect on the purpose of what I bring to my class.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear the session was useful for you Gaby! I think it's great when you can allow students to be leaders in different areas, to show their expertise and to help others. Sometimes we make things more difficult than they need to be when we feel the pressure to do everything ourselves - sometimes the students can explain it even better (or in different language) and then they get to work together too!