OER for Teacher Development

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OER used in FL teacher training related to new instructional methods, language technology and current pedagogical research.

Projects

Tadriis: Arabic Teaching Methods Website

The Tadriis site is a multimedia online Arabic teacher training intended for Arabic teachers in the U.S. and abroad. It expands on COERLL’s Foreign Language Teaching Methods course by covering the latest in K-16 Arabic language pedagogy. With Tadriis, users can access video samples of teacher-student interactions in actual Arabic language classrooms, pedagogical demonstrations and teaching tips, samples of L2 Arabic language production, a glossary of key teaching terms, and suggestions for further reading. The entire site is presented in Arabic and available as a free online Open Educational Resource. 

Coordinator(s): 
Mahmoud al-Batal

Mahmoud al-Batal

TELL Badges: Open Digital Badges for K-12 Professional Development

COERLL is developing a professional development badge system based on the TELL Framework ("Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning"). COERLL will assist the Austin Independent School District (AISD) to plan and offer professional development sessions for FL teachers to earn these badges. AISD teachers will acquire badges upon completion of established stages of growth within each TELL domain. Since the project will extend over a four-year span, teachers will be able to work on specific domains each year. Teachers will be able to document their growth by curating their badges using a virtual backpack and sharing their badges via social and professional networks.

Coordinator(s): 
Thomas Sauer

Thomas Sauer

Project Area Advisors: 
Paige Ware

Paige Ware

Toni Theisen

Toni Theisen