Touro TESOL Candidate Carmen Montoya’s Method Presentation for 201970-EDPN-673-0-WW-OL-11704

Adjusting to COVID19: Flexibility, strength, and resilience at the Touro TESOL and Bilingual Department. I think of resilience as having both strength and flexibility, which allows one to adapt to change without catastrophizing about the unique circumstances. My TESOL and Bilingual teacher candidates rose to the challenge!

by Jasmin Cowin, Assistant Professor and Practicum Coordinator, Touro College, GSE

Adjusting to COVID19: Flexibility, strength, and resilience at the Touro TESOL and Bilingual Department. I think of resilience as having both strength and flexibility, which allows one to adapt to change without catastrophizing about the unique circumstances. My TESOL and Bilingual teacher candidates rose to the challenge!

For the Methods & Materials Teaching English as a 2nd  Language Touro TESOL candidates planed and videotaped themselves instead of delivering and in-class session,  giving a 5 to 10 min mini-lesson in a specifically designed approach to language learning found in the Richards and Rodgers text, i.e. Communicative Language Learning, Total Physical Response, etc.  They also submitted a SIOP lesson plan. Any content area could be selected to demonstrate the lesson and supplemental videos, PowerPoint, materials, and realia were used as needed.

Carmen Montoya is a career changer, who recently earned an Initial Certification in Childhood Education and Special Education, Grades 1-6, from the Touro Graduate School of Education. She is currently pursuing a TESOL Advanced Certificate for grades K-12 at Touro, due to be completed by Fall of 2020. “I hope to ultimately become an effective ESL teacher who can help and encourage students at various grade levels along their unique journeys.”

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Video of Carmen Montoya’s Method Presentation

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Author: drcowinj

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today,” determined Malcolm X at the O.A.A.U.’s [Organization of Afro-American Unity] founding forum at the Audubon Ballroom. (June 28, 1964). (X, n.d.) Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin a Fulbright Scholar completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™) at Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Cowin served as the President of the Rotary Club of New York and Assistant Governor for New York State; long-term Chair of the Rotary United Nations International Breakfast meetings; and works as an Assistant Professor at Touro College, Graduate School of Education. Dr. Cowin has over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, tech innovator, entrepreneur, and institutional leader with a focus on equity and access to digital literacy and education in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Her extensive background in education, administration, not-for-profit leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and technology innovation provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally. Dr. Cowin participates fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair-Elect for the New York State, NYS TESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications, presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to her are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning; Micro and Macro-Methodologies in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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