15 March
Helping Students Tackle Complex Texts with Close Reading

Helping Students Tackle Complex Texts with Close Reading

15 March 2020

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OVERVIEW

Addressing different needs of students can make teaching reading a challenging task. Close reading is a powerful instructional strategy to help students interact with complex texts and enhance their reading comprehension. In this webinar, we will examine essential elements of close reading, including multiple reads, annotating and text-dependent questions to help teachers conduct a close read lesson. We will discuss different purposes for each multiple read to help students uncover layers of text meaning and thus gain a deeper understanding. We will also explore how to teach students annotating with a purpose. Annotating strategies can direct students’ attention to key ideas and keep track of their own thoughts.  Lastly, we will learn how to use text-dependent questions following each read to engage students in close reading and to evaluate students’ understanding.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Hsu-Ping Tuan received her M.A. in TESOL through the PreK-12 program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She also holds an M.S. in Brain Science from National Yangming Jiaotong University, Taiwan. She was awarded the Teachers College, Columbia University John F. Fanselow Award for developing outstanding ESL materials. She is a certified ESL teacher in New York State, and has extensive teaching experience in the US and Taiwan. She dedicates herself to adapting ESL curriculum for students in EFL contexts so that students can achieve better learning outcomes. She is also interested in integrating the latest research findings of neuroscience and English teaching to facilitate students’ learning. Currently, she is the founder and principal of a language academy, an adjunct university lecturer at National Yangming Jiaotong University, a curriculum designer for online reading courses and a teacher trainer who provides professional development worldwide.

Hsu Ping Tuan

Supporting Student Engagement in Academic Literacy in Content Areas

Supporting Student Engagement in Academic Literacy in Content Areas

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TEACHER TRAINER

OVERVIEW

To help students learn the best, teachers are encouraged to provide students with a meaningful context to use English for authentic purposes. Content-based instruction (CBI) not only offers students a context for meaningful communication but also improves students’ subject knowledge and English skills. This presentation will discuss approaches established with CBI and how to plan an effective lesson with CBI. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to support student engagement with reading literacy in different content areas such as science, social studies and English language arts. We will also explore scaffolding techniques and hands-on activities to address students’ challenges with reading and improve their reading comprehension.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Hsu-Ping Tuan received her M.A. in TESOL through the PreK-12 program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She also holds an M.S. in Brain Science from National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. She was awarded the Teachers College, Columbia University John F. Fanselow Award for developing outstanding ESL materials. She is a certified ESL teacher in New York State, and has extensive teaching experience in the US and Taiwan. She dedicates herself to adapting ESL curriculum for students in EFL contexts so that students can achieve better learning outcomes. She is also interested in integrating the latest research findings of neuroscience and English teaching to facilitate students’ learning. Currently, she is the founder and principal of a language academy, an adjunct university lecturer at National Yang-Ming University, a curriculum designer for online reading courses and a teacher trainer who provides professional development worldwide.

The Flipped Classroom: The role TED and technology can play to get students speaking

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THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM:
THE ROLE TED AND TECHNOLOGY CAN PLAY TO GET STUDENTS SPEAKING

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TEACHING CONSULTANT

OVERVIEW

Getting students engaged in meaningful conversation in English can be a challenge for teachers. This presentation will share how a flipped-learning approach can promote effective in-class discussions and learner autonomy. With the use of TED Talks and technology, learners can be provided with more opportunities to practice English with immediate feedback outside the classroom, so they can show up and take part in purposeful interaction in class.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  1. the main factors that hinder oral production
  2. techniques to help learners overcome speaking difficulties and enhance oral language development
  3. concrete ideas for designing tasks for talks

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Hsu-Ping Tuan received her M.A. in TESOL through the PK-12 program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She also holds an M.S. in Brain Science from National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. She was awarded the Teachers College, Columbia University John F. Fanselow Award for developing outstanding ESL materials. She is a certified ESL/ENL teacher in New York State, and has extensive teaching experience in the US and Taiwan. She dedicates herself to adapting ESL curriculum for students in EFL contexts so that students can achieve better learning outcomes. She is also interested in integrating the latest research findings of neuroscience and English teaching to facilitate students’ learning. Currently, she trains teachers for publishers and delivers talks on flipped learning for universities in Asia.