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Becoming a model teacher:

Using multiliteracies and 21st century skills and tools in your own professonal development


Unit 1

Reconceiving the modern multiliterate language teacher as a master learner



A quick orientation on today's workshop

You can find a more detailed orientation-in-progress here: 



Click here for the Slides


Stevens, Vance. (2004). The Skill of Communication: Technology brought to bear on the art of language learning.

 TESL-EJ 7, 4 (On the Internet). Retrieved from: http://tesl-ej.org/ej28/int.html


Teachers vs. Learners



Originally from slide 22 here



Master Learners



Warlick’s definition of teachers being master learners is from his post here:

Warlick, D. (2010, October 8). Are they students or are they learners? [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://2cents.onlearning.us/?p=2762 


The two pictures above are on slides 10 and 11 here



Flipped learning as a framework for blended learning


Three stages of flipped learning


  1. Materials are prepared in advance and placed somewhere that learners can use them to prepare for the lesson in their individual learning space
  2. Materials are utilized in a group work space (having already been presented, they can be explored, interacted with, and augmented creatively).
  3. Materials are left in place (archived) where students can review them along with artifacts created, and submit follow-up questions and comments 


Four pillars of flipped learning




The concept of MOOCs and Community as Curriculum


Many learning cycles proceed along Cormier’s 5 stages of coping with MOOCs 




Four ways to set up feedback loops in your blended classroom


Polling - a good way to get started


Google Forms


Please take this survey



Poll Everywhere


Free, designed for handheld devices

Create polls at https://www.polleverywhere.com/


How people can respond


Via Website

Audience can respond at https://www.polleverywhere.com/vancestevens602  as long as the poll is active. (?)


or by Text messaging

Presenter session: Audience texts VANCESTEVENS602 to +61 429 883 481 to join the session, then they text 123


Survey Monkey


I like survey Monkey because it generates charts which can be screen-captured and pasted into other documents

Here are instructions to a project where students had to create surveys and gather data using Survey Monkey, and then give PowerPoint presentations explaining the results of their research. 


Here is a poll on what it means to be a model teacher


There are three questions, 

What do teachers, students, and master learners mainly do?

Possible answers: Model, demonstrate, practice, or reflect?

Click all that you think apply






What would you like to know more about? Crowdsource an answer ...

(Padlet used to be called Wallwisher)


How do YOU learn English

Tell us what tool, technique, or system has most helped you to learn English.


Post any questions (or answers) you have here.

If you want to be recognized, begin your post with your name.



This padlet was interesting. I posted it last Thursday and used it again on Friday.

When  returned to it on Monday I found that several more comments had been posted over the weekend!



The question came from a participant who wanted to know more about:


He got a lot of answers :-)


Padlet is free for only ONE padlet. I suppose you can delete one and replace it as long as you have only one in your account at a time.

If you need more, it's $12 a month. It's the only tool in this wiki that is not free, and not very useful if you can't create them as needed.




Recommended by Nik Peachey





A possible alternative to Padlet. 


With Padlet you can only have one free Pad.

Wakelet has appeared to correct this problem.

It appears to allow users to start collections of links. Users can add contributors who can in turn add links.

You can try Bobbi's code here: https://wakelet.com/i/invite?code=9da913f










Etherpad is an open wiki where anyone can create a document online and give it's URL to others so they can see it and also write on it.


Introduce yourself on this Etherpad


I created an Etherpad for this workshop. You can leave a message for everyone here if you like.




Create your own Etherpad


Anyone can create a NEW etherpad at https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/

Try it, give your etherpad a name (your name perhaps?) and hit OK



If you create your own etherpad and write something to share with the workshop there, 

leave your name and the URL of YOUR Etherpad at the link above


Yo!Teach - a useful backchannel tool


Etherpad is available to ANYONE with the link. There is no password.

It's a wiki, so you can recover a previous state, but none of your users are credentialled.


Yo!Teach emerged from http://palms.polyu.edu.hk/ last year to replace the loss of Today's Meet.

If you want a more secure semi-credentialled environment for class use, you can set a password on Yo!Teach




Need quick help? Need a back channel?


Try YoTeach! to ask backchannel questions

At that link, use the password 2020 but don't tell anybody; it's a secret password ;-)


During class times or online meetings, if you are having a problem, you can post a message in Yo!Teach and,

  • maybe, there will be someone at the other end who can help. 
  • If there is no one there you can at least leave your message and if you leave a name or contact we'll get back to you at some point. 


The idea is to use it concurrently with live events  




Why would you want to aggregate content around tags?


  • It is common for conferences to set a TAG for their conference, for example #thaitesol20; or this workshop tag, #jan29swuic
  • If you are in a presentation at the conference you can take a photo or comment on the presentation and post it to a site that collects, or aggregates, all the posts to that site around tags people assign to their posts
  • If other people do the same then their combined posts using the common tag can be aggregated and displayed by users who search for them on the site according to their tag.  


Examples of sites that do this include

  • Twitter 
  • Facebook
  • Flickr 


Here is a good example from a conference in Danang recently, https://twitter.com/search?q=glocall2019

Or, on Facebook, do a tag search on #ELSpecialist, https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/elspecialist


See what have other workshop participants have done with tagging


Your tagged creations will appear here: archives2020  


We will try to see how this works here using Twitter, and the unique search link for a given group

(giving the search link for the last time I presenterd these workshops as an example) https://twitter.com/search?q=jan29swuic   

Here are the Workshop tags to replace tag of the day you should use


Mon Jan 20 - #jan20reli

Tue Jan 21 -  #jan21ubru

Wed Jan 22 - #jan22ubru

Thu Jan 23 - #jan23culi

Fri Jan 24 - #jan24buu 

Mon Jan 27 - #jan27crru 

Tue Jan 28 - #jan28crru

Wed Jan 29 - #jan29swuic


Make a tagged post to your Twitter feed (or Facebook or Instagram)




If you are on Twitter, or Facebook, or Instagram, make a post there using our workshop tag  #jan29swuic

Your post can include

  • Your impressions of this workshop
  • A photo you have taken here
  • A link to your free portal space
  • A link to the Google Doc you created
  • A link to the Etherpad you created
  • A link to a wallwisher or a poll you want us to take 
  • Any other linkable artifact of relevance to this group 



Wikis and Blogs


Create and share a Google Doc


If you do this, then follow these steps

  1. Create a NEW Google Doc
  2. In its TITLE give your name plus workshops 2020
  3. Share the document in two ways
    1. Share for EDITING with vancestev @gmail.com 
    2. Turn LINK Sharing ON so that "Anyone with the link can VIEW" 
  4. Copy the Link Sharing URL and paste it with your name into the Etherpad here: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Workshops2020
    1. If you are working in Etherpad, write your name and paste your Etherpad link in the group Etherpad above




Create a blog post


This is optional for this workshop, but if you have a Google account you can set up a blog or post to an existing one at https://blogger.com 


Create a wiki


PBWorks is discussed in Unit 2 of these materials, Model_Teacher_Unit_2


Time to be creative


Complete the orient / declare task


Now in your Google Doc or Etherpad  or blog (whichever one you are working on)

address the Orient / Declare task by briefly anwering these quetions:

(you might want to copy the text below and paste it in your Google Doc or Etherpad, and then answer the questions 


Who are you? What do you already know about the topic of this workshop, or is it new to you?

Expand on your answer on the Padlet.


How do YOU learn English

Tell us what tool, technique, or system has most helped you to learn English.


If you can, leave us a link, a photo, a screenshare, or upload any relevant online artifact to your document


Submit your creation


When you have







It's time for a break

In Unit 2 we'll work with the documents you created

Here's a sneak peek at Unit 2 - Multimedia Tools




These materials were created by Vance Stevenshttps://learning2gether.net 

for presentation at  ELSpecialist workshops and ThaiTESOL in Thailand in January, 2020

You are free to share-alike and with attribution under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

The date of this update is January 29, 2020









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