Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century: Sixth International Conference on Language Teacher Education
Introducing Instructors to the Smart Board
as a 21st Century Language Teaching Tool
Eva Szabo & Dora Chanesman
Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State
Foreign Service Institute, Department of State
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The School of Language Studies
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Interactive white board
Smart Boards
Instructors to be trained
3 → 60 → 150
400+ and counting
Trainers
Time
Instructors and trainers
Space
Training and practice
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Numbers
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Training goals
Roadmap
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1. Have a vision - Make a plan
Usual way
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2-hour training sessions
2x/month
New ways
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Small groups, hands-on
Different times
Boot camps
Demo lessons
Smart Board Clinics
Brown bags
Mentoring
Peer-to-peer
Online tutorials
Smart Board Share (SharePoint)
“Can-do” lists
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2. Be creative
… unless you really have to
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Use what you already have
Smart Technologies, Inc. website; YouTube training videos;
materials from other schools/agencies
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Share the new wheel you invent
Peer-to-peer training; Smart Board Clinics; demo lessons; Smart
Board Share site; online tutorials; lesson
templates; “Can-do” lists
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3. Don’t reinvent the wheel
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4. Train the trainers
Syllabus, session line-up,
training session plans
Sample activities
Self-study tutorials
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The handout CD
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