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

As an Assistant Professor & Practicum Coordinator for TESOL and Bilingual Programs at Touro College, Graduate School of Education my focus is on the Responsibility to Touro Students (Teaching), Responsibility to the Discipline (Scholarship), and Responsibility to Touro College and Community (Service). As the Practicum Coordinator, my Teacher Professional Practice identifies those aspects of a teacher’s responsibilities that have been documented through empirical studies and theoretical research as promoting improved student learning. In the framework, the complex activity of teaching is divided into the seven New York State Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Standards for teacher evaluation that are clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility (as framed in the Teachscape Danielson Rubric approved by New York State). I strive to inspire students to be creative and to model the love of lifelong learning by inculcating the habits and attitudes that create agile mindsets. 21st-century education extends well beyond the classroom and incorporates online learning technologies for L2 language acquisition and current global trends in teaching English as a Second Language. I participate fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair Elect for the New York State, NYSTESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications (articles in Education Update), presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to me 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-Methodology in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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