For the past few years, the English Advisory Group has worked so hard as to promote a wide array of effective and innovative teaching strategies, such as Alternative Assessment, Differentiated Teaching and Cooperative learning to name a few. As a result, we would like to encourage teachers to integrate those techniques in their lesson plans in the hope that students’ motivation and interests of learning can be significantly increased. On top of that, we would also like to promote Professional Learning Community and Collaborative Lesson Planning by requiring teachers to team up and finish this task together.
This competition was judged by a panel of experts, including Porf. Chai, Principal Syu and a few members of the Group, who racked their brains all afternoon to decide on the top three works. Our priority is to make sure that these lesson plans can be “Plug & Play”, meaning they are highly applicable in authentic setting. With video clips showcasing highlights of how those lesson plans were actually carried out in the classroom, we can definitely have a clear picture. Moreover, both teachers’ and students’ reflections on intriguing activities can reveal more specific details as well.
Thanks to Porf. Chai’s professional feedback and advice, those works will be more complete after revising. Then, we’re going to invite those wonderful teachers to share their works with us at the meeting on September 8. Each team will in public be awarded with both certificate of merit and commendation for their hard work and wonderful job. Following that, those wonderful works will be posted on our official website, eng-j.guidance.tc.edu.tw, so that those who are interested in the lesson plans can feel free to download.