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Transcript: Teaching Methods (2004 - ) Phd Thesis ENS (Ecole Normale Superieure) After graduation in 2009, I started teaching English in high schools, a milestone in my professional experience that paved the way for my future aspirations. In 2004 I enrolled in IPELSHT (Institut préparatoire) and graduated in 2006 with a Duel of General English 2/ Engage-Study-Activate (ESA) Engage: This is the point in a teaching cycle where I try to arouse the students interest and emotions. Study: During study activities, students are asked to focus on language (or information) and how it is constructed. They range from the study and practice of a single sound to an investigation of how a writer achieves a particular effect in a long text. => a stage at which the construction of language is the main focus. Activate: This stage involves exercises and activities which are designed to enable the students to use language as freely and communicatively as they can. The objective for the students is not to focus on language construction and/or practice specific language patterns (grammar, particular vocabulary items or functions) but to use all and any language which may be appropriate for a given situation or topic. Published Articles While working on my master and PhD thesis,I had 2 articles published in a Thomson Reuters indexed international journal (IJHCS). Depending on my students' abilities and levels (mixed-abilities class, mostly high-achievers or predominantly low-achievers), I usually select techniques from various approaches according to the different needs of my students . My teaching approaches are learner-centered, interactive, constructivist, and collaborative. =) Approaches vary in the degree of teacher and learner engagement ( T-L) , interaction ( L-L or L-T) focus ( subject matter), and the number of learners involved in the teaching-learning process ( individual - group). Pedagogy and Strategies In 2010, I attended the British Council E-Learning Teacher Training Workshop. In accordance with my educational philosophy (along with the school mission statement which defines my teaching methods), teachers and students play an equally active role in the learning process. As a teacher, my primary role is to coach and facilitate the student's learning process which is measured through both formal and informal forms of assessment: group projects, student portfolios, and class participation.. =) Teaching and assessment are connected. *Teaching methodologies (some examples of the adopted and adapted methodologies for teaching English as a foreign language) 1/ One of the established methodologies is known as 3Ps or PPP – Presentation (presentation of an aspect of language in a context that students are familiar with), Practice (where students will be given an activity that gives them plenty of opportunities to practice the new aspect of language and become familiar with), Production (where the students will use the language in context, in an activity set up by the teacher). American Public Schools' Struggle with Daily Violence: Prevalence, Concerns and Prevention. (which can be considered as an addendum to the last chapter of my current thesis). Master's degree Learning Objectives 1/ Terminal Objective (performance) The learner is supposed to reach the terminal objective or the performance at the end of the lesson, as a result of his engagement/undertaking in a learning activity. The Terminal Objective should be written from the perspective of what the learner will be able to do at the end of the session, and not what the instructor will teach during the lesson. In 2006, I passed the ENS (Ecole Normale Supérieure) entry exam, pursued a 3 -year exhaustive educational training and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor degree in English and American literature and civilization and defended my dissertation with honours. (The Progressive Era, A Turning Point in American Women's History: A Myth or a Reality?) Meanwhile, I did not rest on my laurels, I enrolled in master's degree, defended my thesis and got my master diploma in American civilization with distinction (very good). (Religion and Education in American Public Schools: The Challenge of a Possible Reconciliation) 2/ Enabling objectives The topics I usually choose to venture into allow me to learn about the forms and meanings of everyday life, focus on questions of identity, meaning, representation, power and authority. Research Spotlight on Single-Sex Education and the Challenging Entailments. (assessed as a lengthening to a major theme in my MA dissertation revolving around American public schools). 1/ Terminal Objective 2/ Enabling Objectives The Enabling Objectives are supporting objectives for the terminal Objective. Each enabling objective addresses a component of the terminal objective and helps track the learner's progress towards that objective. The Enabling Objectives outline the steps necessary for a learner to acquire new skills and knowledge leading to the performance

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Transcript: Purpose To Have as a guide To Have as a reference To Pursue any kind of experience To Exercise your knowledge Tenth Grade Difference from ninth grade was that i got use to the teachers and i knew my way around. GPA: 3.0 Ms. Glenn let me improve on math, so when i got to Ms.Evans, i was good. Presentation on picking any invention for Dr.Otengo Eleventh Grade I Improved on Literature And Comprehension. GPA: 2.8 I plan on succeeding on the in high school and pasting the Graduation Test. I experienced alot of social references when i attend alot of events during Community Service. Senior Year More Serious about my work, more focus about getting out of Ellenwood. GPA: 2.8 Ninth grade i didnt know many teachers, didnt have resources, and i know the school like the back of my hand. Work still is being maintained just like ninth grade, i just have more time to relax and breathe. HAving fun with my teachers at senior outings at stars and Strips before i leave to go to college. Goal is to go to college and succeed, My achievement is earning a scholarship in football and passing the graduation test on the first time. Conclusion The SRP was a good source on what I love to do best which is play football. It keep me updated on this sport and it also help boost my capability on typing and writing. (NO COPY & PASTE) "Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance" Darrell Williams The End!! NFL Lockout: The NFL lockout was mainly focus on how the organization went down hill because of money issues and disagreements between the players, coaches and owners. The NFL was out of present for approximate 132 days. Academic Presentation Darrell Williams "Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance For Us Saints" Ninth Grade That i would get lost in these two square hallways. To Have fun with the freedom i didnt have in middle school. I made A's and B's, Had a 3.2 GPA We Made it through Romance times in literature. Julius Ceasar Standards LSV1-- Student-to-teacher, student-to-student, group-to-verbal interactions. 10w1-- Produce writing that establishes an appropriate organized structure... W1--Produces engaging, organized, writing with closure. C2-- Understand different text forms LSV2-- Formulate reasoned judgement about written and oral communication. ELA10RL1-- Demonstrate comprehension through diagnostic testing. Plans/Goals Plans: To go to college and succeed in football, im doing this in a way of focusing and using my higher order thinking skills. Achievement: Scholarship in football and ive worked hard in and out of school to stay in the road of success. Steps In Completion Of SRP: -choose topic -Research -Brainstorm -Pointed out important facts -Included Into Body of Paper -Cite Were I Get information from -Type Paper

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Transcript: 14th Week Consulting interns can be expensive Time and Money Personal Experience Preliminary Design Stage NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 New and Existing Education, Business, and Mercantile Definition of Project This app would be used to provide interns and recent graduates with an outline of guidelines for how to design and review designs of specific occupancies. With the given time frame, I will be writing the information that will go into the app Begin parametric study: Speak with my mentor and Jason to understand more about what critical variables I could concentrate on for this app. Choose those parameters and begin my study Gather information from NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 for new and existing education, business, and mercantile occupancies. By: Breanne Thompson Next Steps (Continued) Finish preparing for Draft of Analysis Pull together and discuss results of project Draw my conclusions and state future work needed Turn in Final Paper! 10th and 11th Week Turn in my parametric study Begin draft of analysis Map out the process of the app for the key elements 15th Week References Next Steps 7th Week Prepare for Final Presentation Summarize my draft of analysis into presentation Work on how to incorporate a live demonstration for my presentation App Development Background Information 8th-9th Week Continuous Process Objective-C for Apple products Java for Android products 6 months of studying Places to Learn: Codecademy, iOS Dev Center, Android Developers Training Hire App Developer will cost thousands Prepare Final Paper Dive into Shark Tank! 1. http://lifehacker.com/5401954/programmer-101-teach-yourself-how-to-code 2. http://www.bluecloudsolutions.com/blog/cost-develop-app/ 6th Week Background Presentation 12th-13th Week

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Transcript: Real action and accountability Amnesty International Non-state actors/ Rebel Groups?? ...and what about men?? ignoring male rape victims? would rape exist without a man? Weapons of War: Rape UN as an Arena - NGO's - Discussion and dialogue Arena Instrument Actor Critical Thinking Weapons of War: Rape UN as an instrument UNSC Resolution 1820 (2008) UN as an Actor - UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict Weapons of War: Rape Problems with 1820 "Roles and Functions of International Organizations" "Sexual violence, when used as a tactic of war in order to deliberately target civilians or as a part of a widespread or systematic attack against civilian populations, can significantly exacerbate situations of armed conflict and may impede the restoration of international peace and security… effective steps to prevent and respond to such acts of sexual violence can significantly contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security" (UNSC Resolution 1820, p. 2)" http://www.stoprapenow.org/uploads/advocacyresources/1282164625.pdf Background Presentation- Kristin Mann Weapons of War: Rape Brief Insight - used to manipulate social control - destabilize communities - weaken ethnic groups and identities Examples: - Sudanese Militia - Rwanda Genocide - DRC Critical Thinking http://www.womenundersiegeproject.org/blog/entry/the-need-for-numbers-on-rape-in-warand-why-theyre-nearly-impossible-to-get Critical Thinking Increased Data Collection by international organizations - determine humanitarian responses - ensures justice and reparation - provides recognition and dignity

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Transcript: Death rate 2012: 12.84 deaths/1,000 population (World ranking: 22) Infant (Child Mortality) Total: 79.02 deaths/1,000 live births (world ranking: 10) HIV/AIDS (2) Appropriate Technology Landlocked country Great African Rift Valley system: East – Lake Malawi South – mountains, tropical palm-lined beaches Mainly a large plateau, with some hills Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa) Almost 1 million people have AIDS 60% of these are female Declining in urban areas, Rising in rural areas Leading cause of death amongst adults Contributes to the low life expectancy: 54.2 years 209th ranking (One of the lowest) 500,000 children have been orphaned due to AIDs Micro-finance Policy Framework and Strategies (Health SWAp) increasing the availability and accessibility of antenatal services; utilization of skilled health personnel during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period at all levels of the health system; strengthening the capacity of individuals and institutions to improve maternal and neonatal health; increasing the number of skilled health personnel; constructing and upgrading health facilities to offer essential health services particularly focusing on rural and underserved areas; and provision of ARVs and micronutrients during pregnancy. Geography of Malawi CCST 9004 Appropriate Technology for the Developing World Indicator 3: Literacy Rate of 15 – 24 year-olds According to the World Bank, microfinance is defined as: Microfinance is the provision of financial services to the entrepreneurial poor.This definition has two important features:it emphasizes a range of financial services—not just credit— and it emphasizes the entrepreneurial poor. Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education Appropriate Technology: SIRDAMAIZE 113 Population: 16,777,547 (estimated in July 2013) Population growth rate: 2.758% (2012 est.) (World ranking: 18) Age structure Children: 50% of total population HIV/AIDS Human Resources Education Poverty Food Insecurity Erratic Rainfall Patterns/Droughts Corruption Lack of Foreign Investment Languages Indicator 5: Proportion of seats held by women in National Parliaments Central Region: 1-9 (Yellow) *Capital: Lilongwe Northern Region: 10-15 (Red) Southern Region: 16-27 (Green) Lake Malawi (Blue) Land surface area 45,747 square miles Challenges: · shortage of qualified primary school teachers; · inadequate physical infrastructure; · poor retention of girls mainly from standard five to eight; · high disease burden due to HIV and AIDS consequently leadinto absenteeism, especially among girls who take care of the sick · Poverty levels are high in rural areas. Malawi – Climate/Agriculture Trading partners: South Africa, Zambia, China, US Challenges: · shortage of qualified primary school teachers; · inadequate physical infrastructure; · poor retention of girls mainly from standard five to eight; · high disease burden due to HIV and AIDS consequently leading to absenteeism especially among girls who take care of the sick; and · poor participation of school committees and their communities in school management. · Poverty levels are high in rural areas. 1 Doctor per 50,000 people Hinders the ability to deliver medical services to people in need Reason: Emigration Lack of access to education Aggravated by AIDS > 4 nurses are lost each month This also affects other sectors: Government Business Farmers Human Resources HIV/AIDS - Contemporary GDP: US $14.58 billion (2012 est.) (World ranking: 142) Labor force: agriculture: 90%; industry and services: 10% (2003 est.) Countries main income Agriculture Main crops: maize, tobacco, tea, sugar cane, groundnuts, cotton, wheat, coffee, and rice Industry: tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods Challenges: limited capacity in terms of human and material resources to facilitate adult literacy and continuing education; early marriages perpetuated by socioeconomic factors; socio–cultural factors that make people believe that men should be leaders while women are followers; and, poor learning environment which affects girls in primary and secondary schools e.g. sanitary facilities, long distances to education facilities, extra burden from domestic chores especially for adolescent girls resulting into high dropout rate. 1964: Independent from Britain Indicator 1: Maternal Mortality Ratio Malawi Demographics Problems - Outline Indicator 4: Share of Women in Wage Employment in the Non- Agriculture Sector measure of employment opportunities ( i.e equal proportions of men and women in formal employment) Yet, more women participate in the agriculture sector than in the formal wage employment especially in jobs that require professional qualifications. Due to: literacy levels, gender disparity and cultural values. Facts About the Product: Drought tolerant maize variant Able to mature under limited rainfall Suitable for marginal rainfall areas 136 days to mature Normally: 150 – 180 days Able to mature under limited rainfall Suitable for marginal rainfall areas

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