Teach English Now! Capstone Project 1

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Course 4 of 4 in the TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Specialization

In the final Capstone Project, you will apply the skills you learned by observing teachers at work (a total of six hours of observation). You will build on the concepts learned from the previous courses to analyze the lessons. You will also submit your teaching philosophy, a five-day lesson plan, and a teaching tip. You will deliver a portion of your lesson, submitting a 6-10 minute video for peer review. If you have completed Teach English Now! Part 1 and Teach English Now! Part 2, you will submit your work for expert review to receive your ASU 150-hour TESOL Certificate from ASU, in addition to your Coursera certificates.

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Прибл. 33 ч. на завершение

Предполагаемая нагрузка: 6 weeks of study, 5-6 hours/week
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Субтитры: English

Чему вы научитесь

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    Compose your own teaching tips
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    Create a complete plan for a single lesson
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    Manage your classroom schedule
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    Teach English with confidence

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Прибл. 33 ч. на завершение

Предполагаемая нагрузка: 6 weeks of study, 5-6 hours/week
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Субтитры: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


12 hours to complete

Introduction to Capstone and Philosophy of Teaching

Welcome to Module 1 of the Capstone Project for Teach English Now!: Part I. We know that you have worked hard to get to this point in the specialization and are anxious to apply all you have learned. In the first module of this course, you will be designing and writing your own personal Teaching Philosophy. You will be reflecting on everything you've learned thus far to work through a variety of tasks and peer reviews to perfect your Teaching Philosophy. Make sure to refer back to the previous courses as needed. Good Luck!...
6 videos (Total 127 min), 12 readings, 5 quizzes
Video6 videos
Teacher 1 Observation (Nancy)47m
Teacher 2 Observation (Karen) - Part 119m
Teacher 2 Observation (Karen) - Part 219m
Teacher 2 Observation (Karen) - Part 319m
Teacher 2 Observation (Karen) - Part 411m
Reading12 readings
Welcome to the Teach English Now! MOOC10m
Academic Integrity10m
Reading 1: Personal Teaching Philosophy Overview10m
Reading 2: Tips for Writing a Teaching Philosophy10m
Sample Teaching Philosophy10m
Reading 3: Teaching Purpose10m
Reading 4: Personal Teaching Style10m
Reading 5: Teaching Techniques10m
Reading 6: Observation Instructions10m
Teacher Observation Summary Form10m
Teacher 1 Lesson Plan (Nancy)10m
Teacher 2 Lesson Plan (Karen)10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Welcome Guide10m


13 hours to complete

Lesson Planning, Part I

In Module 2, you'll be building the first part of a 50-60 minute lesson plan....
4 videos (Total 76 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Teacher 3 Observation (Ipek) - Part 218m
Teacher 3 Observation (Ipek) - Part 318m
Teacher 3 Observation (Ipek) - Part 419m
Reading9 readings
Reading 1: Creating Teaching Objectives10m
Reading 2: The Big Picture Plan10m
Reading 3: Download the Lesson Plan Template10m
Reading 4: Creating Warm Up Activities10m
Reading 5: Creating an Objective Discussion10m
Reading 6: Effectively Presenting Instruction and Modeling10m
Reading 7: Observation Instructions10m
Reading 8: Teacher Observation Summary Form10m
Teacher 3 Lesson Plan (Ipek)10m


10 hours to complete

Lesson Planning, Part II

In Module 3, you'll be building the second part of a 50-60 minute lesson plan. ...
3 videos (Total 67 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
Video3 videos
Teacher 4 Observation (Carol) - Part 220m
Teacher 4 Observation (Carol) - Part 327m
Reading6 readings
Reading 1: Creating Guided Practice Activities10m
Reading 2: Creating Independent Practice Activities10m
Reading 3: Assessment Creation10m
Observation Instructions10m
Reading 5: Teacher Observation Summary Form10m
Teacher 4 Lesson Plan (Carol)10m


9 hours to complete

One Week Lesson Plan

In Module 4, you'll create a one week lesson plan....
3 videos (Total 74 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Teacher 5 Observation (Jacqueline) - Part 223m
Teacher 5 Observation (Jacqueline) - Part 328m
Reading8 readings
Reading 1: One Week Lesson Plan Overview10m
Reading 2: The Importance of Objectives and Assessments10m
Reading 3: Mapping Out Weekly Lesson Plans10m
Reading 4: Tips for Weekly Lesson Planning10m
One Week Lesson Plan Template10m
Observation Instructions10m
Teacher Observation Summary Form10m
Teacher 5 Lesson Plan (Jacqueline)10m


6 hours to complete

Teacher Tool Box

In Module 5, participants share a teaching tip with each other in order to build a "teacher toolbox."...
3 videos (Total 59 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Teacher 6 Observation (Emily) - Part 220m
Teacher 6 Observation (Emily) - Part 319m
Reading5 readings
Reading I: Teacher Tool Box Explanation10m
Reading 2: Teacher Tool Box Examples and Websites10m
Reading 3: Observation Instructions10m
Reading 4: Teacher Observation Summary Form10m
Teacher 6 Lesson Plans (Emily)10m


2 hours to complete

Final Capstone

In this Module, participants create a video of themselves teaching part of their lesson....
1 video (Total 12 min), 1 quiz
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Top Reviews

Intensive practice course
Application focused instruction
By ACDec 2nd 2016

This Capstone Project requires a lot of effort and time, but it is definitely worth it. Anyone who takes this course will learn so much at the end and he/she would be prepared to start teaching.

By DAMar 14th 2018

I accomplished and learned so much from the first part of this course. I cannot wait to start on the second part. Thanks to Dr. Dixon and his colleagues for a great ESL certification journey.



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