BLE or TESOL Practicum
TSL 590 Full Course Discussions GCU
TSL 590 Topic 1 DQ 1
What are the benefits of being a reflective practitioner? What does the research say about reflective learning?
TSL 590 Topic 1 DQ 2
What is something you would like to know more about regarding teaching ELLs? What does the research say about the topic you are interested in knowing more about?
TSL 590 Topic 2 DQ 1
From your observations or reading, provide an example of an innovative technological resource that could be utilized in an ELL or bilingual/dual language educational setting. What makes this resource particularly effective?
TSL 590 Topic 2 DQ 2
Provide an example of an effective use of visual aids with ELL students. What does the research recommend regarding the creation or use of visual aids?
TSL 590 Topic 3 DQ 1
Briefly summarize a language acquisition theory and then offer specific suggestions for the application of this theory in the classroom setting where you currently work.
TSL 590 Topic 3 DQ 2
What is the benefit of knowing and understanding a variety of language acquisition theories?
TSL 590 Topic 4 DQ 1
How can writing SMART objectives better align instruction and assessment? Share cited information regarding SMART objectives so that you are clear about what they entail.
TSL 590 Topic 4 DQ 2
Provide an example of a best practice regarding ELL or bilingual/dual language assessment. Why do you think this example is particularly important?
TSL 590 Topic 5 DQ 1
Understanding the distinction between the visible and the invisible culture is one of the most important aspects of teaching the influence of culture on L2 use. What are the key features of the invisible culture and how does it affect L2 learning and use?
TSL 590 Topic 5 DQ 2
Beyond celebrating holidays, festivals, and food, what does it mean to incorporate culture into instruction?
TSL 590 Topic 6 DQ 1
Provide an example of one new idea regarding an approach, technique, or way of doing something that was learned or reinforced during this course. How will this make you a better teacher?
TSL 590 Topic 6 DQ 2
Has this practicum increased your awareness about the value of reflection? If so, in what sense?