The aim of the INTO OSU Professional Discussion Group is to give instructors a place to share and discuss research and other topics connected with our field. To that end, the discussion group meets in person each term. However, some instructors are not available to meet during that time, so this online space is a way to make the discussion topics and shared articles accessible to all instructors. In this online context, instructors have the opportunity to continue the discussion after the in-person meeting has ended.
Have a suggestion for a topic or article to share or discuss? Email Elisabeth: firstname.lastname@example.org
TESOL Quarterly (Wiley Online Library – Log in with ONID)
Discussion Topics for Our Spring 2018 Gathering in Week Zero:
- We invite INTO OSU’s Chinese Language & Culture Advisor, Alice Wang, to share insights about Chinese culture.
- See Randy’s Post about the NY Times article, “Chinese, Studying in America, and Struggling,” that was shared by Alice Wang.
Discussion Topics for Our December 2017 Gathering on Wednesday Dec. 20:
- A call for blog contributions: write a short book review, teaching tip, conference note/takeaway. Come and discuss your ideas for a blog post as a guest contributor! This contribution could be a nice addition to your APR
- Following up on Randy’s 12/18 workshop about Canvas organization and screencasting
- A chance for brainstorming about research projects that instructors are interested in launching: Looking for collaborators for a research idea? Maybe you’ll find one at the discussion.
Discussion Topics for Our Fall 2017 Gathering on Wednesday of Week 11:
- 3:00-3:30 Q & A with a couple of attendees from the CALT Conference (Classroom Assessment for Language Teaching (CALT) at the University of Arizona in Tucson)
- 3:30-4:00 All about talking with students
- Online access to Inviting Students to Learn: 100 Tips for Talking Effectively with Your Students (E-book available through the OSU Valley Library. Includes tips for talking with K-12 students and college students.)
- Online access to The New Advisor Guidebook: Mastering the Art of Academic Advising (E-book available through the OSU Valley Library. See Chapter 10: Developing Self-knowledge as a First Step Toward Cultural Competence by K. Archambault. See also the ORTESOL newsletter article by Victor Reyes and Rich Hahn connected to this chapter.)
- ORTESOL Newsletter Fall 2017
Discussion Topics for Our Spring 2017 Gathering on Friday of Week 10:
- Translanguaging: Let’s bravely go down the rabbit hole of Translanguaging: What is it? What are the applications for our students in the university setting? What kinds of class activities align with translanguaging? Other thoughts? I’ll bring a couple of books about translanguaging to our meeting. For now, here’s an article: A Multilingual Perspective on Translanguaging
- Perceptions of University Instructors when Listening to International Student Speech
- “This article explores the cases for and against the inclusion of curriculum about swearing (which includes taboo words) as part of an Adult ESL course.” Swearing: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Discussion Topics from Our Fall 2016 Gathering: Teaching Information Literacy and Special Theme from TESOL Quarterly: Language Teacher Identity in Multilingual Educational Contexts
- “Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Reasoning” Stanford Education Group
- “Teaching Information Literacy Now” Laura Gardner, School Library Journal
- TESOL Quarterly Special Issue, September 2016: Language Teacher Identity in Multilingual Educational Contexts