MEET Training Video #1

While working on Bridges, the developer spent time with pre-service teachers learning about the teacher training system and with in-service teachers who were involved in textbook writing.
These experiences resulted in a number of projects. With one of them, we were able to trial the StudyDo design in village schools and video tape the trials as demonstrations. The result is this video. Just watch how these children who are seeing the materials for the first time respond! We recommend using headphones for the best experience.
Notice how the children respond enthusiastically and how they are clearly able to understand quite complex questions, such as “On your chart, which color was the most popular color?” completely in English.
This was one of the most exciting trials of this design. Many people thought that the materials would be too difficult for the village children and that the young inexperienced teacher would need to use their mother tongue to help them understand and to overcome the children’s shyness, but the StudyDo design made it easy for the teacher to present the lesson and for the children to enjoy their active participation.
We went on to create more videos and the MEET project was born. MEET stands for Mobile Education for English Teachers and was designed to provide training materials, including these videos, via microSD for viewing on mobile phones. MEET #1 shows the quick results that were possible with the materials and techniques. MEET #2 is a short clip of highlights that clearly show the techniques our pre-service teacher used in the introductory video. MEET #3 shows similar techniques used by an experienced teacher with a different StudyDo lesson in a different school. MEET #4 contrasts the learning experience of the same group of students during both a traditional content-oriented lesson and a new language-focused lesson.
Watch the videos individually online or download the zip file below that contains all 4 video files in a 3gp mobile-friendly format that you can watch and share on your mobile phone.

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We’ve seen great results in initial trials, but any materials design benefits from additional research and live trials in classrooms. A number of research scholars are currently using Bridges StudyDo materials in their research and we are happy to support them.
Please email bridges AT studydo.asia if you have ideas for research or teaching projects. While supplies last, we are happy to provide class sets of Bridges to such projects, so that each of your learners can have a copy.
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MEET Training Video #2

Once you’ve seen the introductory video from the MEET (Mobile Education for English Teachers) project, you know that the StudyDo Bridges material can work even for a pre-service teacher working in a vernacular-medium village school. More MEET videos have been produced to highlight exactly which techniques the materials promote so that teachers can easily get the same quick results with their students. Here you can watch MEET #2.
MEET #3 shows similar techniques used by an experienced teacher with a different StudyDo lesson in a different school. MEET #4, in a third school with different teachers, contrasts the learning experience of the same group of students during both a traditional content-oriented lesson and a new language-focused lesson.
We’ve seen great results in initial trials, but any materials design benefits from additional research and live trials in classrooms. A number of research scholars are currently using Bridges StudyDo materials in their research and we are happy to support them.
Please email bridges AT studydo.asia if you have ideas for research or teaching projects. While supplies last, we are happy to provide class sets of Bridges to such projects, so that each of your learners can have a copy.
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MEET Training Video #3

If you’ve seen the MEET #1, the introductory video from the MEET (Mobile Education for English Teachers) project, you saw a young pre-service teacher working in a vernacular-medium village school get quick results with children who had never seen such activities before. MEET #2 is a short clip of highlights that clearly show the techniques our pre-service teacher used in the introductory video. MEET #3 shows similar techniques used by an experienced teacher with a different StudyDo lesson in a different school. MEET #4, in a third school with different teachers, contrasts the learning experience of the same group of students during both a traditional content-oriented lesson and a new language-focused lesson.
We’ve seen great results in initial trials, but any materials design benefits from additional research and live trials in classrooms. A number of research scholars are currently using Bridges StudyDo materials in their research and we are happy to support them.
Please email bridges AT studydo.asia if you have ideas for research or teaching projects. While supplies last, we are happy to provide class sets of Bridges to such projects, so that each of your learners can have a copy.
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MEET Training Video #4

In MEET #1, the introductory video from the MEET (Mobile Education for English Teachers) project, you saw a young pre-service teacher working in a vernacular-medium village school get quick results with children who had never seen such activities before. In MEET #2, we highlighted four techniques used by the teacher in MEET #1 that are supported by the Bridges textbook. In MEET #3, you see an experienced teacher add a fifth technique.
Here you see MEET #4 that shows the same students in two different learning situations: a traditional content-oriented lesson and a language-focused lesson where a young researcher uses the techniques we’ve seen in our earlier videos.
These videos show some of the great results we’ve seen in initial trials and uses of Bridges in vernacular-medium schools, but any materials design can benefit from additional research and live trials in classrooms.
Please email bridges AT studydo.asia if you have ideas for research or teaching projects. While supplies last, we are happy to provide class sets of Bridges to such projects, so that each of your learners can have a copy.
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Watching MEET Videos on Mobiles

The MEET (Mobile Education for English Teachers) training videos have been distributed at various training programs in Gujarat and have been available for viewing here. Now, the complete files, suitable for viewing on mobile phones, are available here for download. Watch the videos individually online or download zip file containing all 4 video files in a 3gp mobile-friendly format to watch on your phone.

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MEET stands for Mobile Education for English Teachers. The project was designed to provide training materials, including these videos, via microSD for viewing on mobile phones. MEET #1 shows the quick results that were possible with the materials and techniques. MEET #2 is a short clip of highlights that clearly show the techniques our pre-service teacher used in the introductory video. MEET #3 shows similar techniques used by an experienced teacher with a different StudyDo lesson in a different school. MEET #4 contrasts the learning experience of the same group of students during both a traditional content-oriented lesson and a new language-focused lesson.
We’ve seen great results from teachers, but any materials design benefits from additional research and live trials in classrooms. A number of research scholars are currently using Bridges StudyDo materials and MEET videos in their research and we are happy to support them.
Please email bridges AT studydo.asia if you have ideas for research or teaching projects. While supplies last, we are happy to provide class sets of Bridges to such projects, so that each of your learners can have a copy.
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StudyDo in Action

While working on Bridges, the developer spent time with pre-service teachers learning about the teacher training system and with in-service teachers who were involved in textbook writing.
These experiences resulted in a number of projects. With one of them, we were able to trial the StudyDo design in village schools and video tape the trials as demonstrations. Those projects are being recorded and released as training videos.
Any materials development can benefit from live trials in the classroom, and it was especially important to try out the new StudyDo design for two reasons:
First, it was specifically developed for the classroom conditions found in South Central Asia. And, second, it was designed to be very easy for teachers who have education training but may have little training in second language acquisition.
We had to try that out and ask as many teachers as possible for their feedback to make that happen. We will continue to do this as we develop more materials.
Some of the other projects born of the StudyDo design project…

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1) Activities using the StudyDo design were developed and accepted for use by the Gujarat State Board of School Textbooks.
2) A course in materials development at H.M. Patel Institute of English Training & Research used the design to train MA-ELT students.
3) The English Language Fellow Program approved the project that inspired this video. The project, called MEET, Mobile Education for English Teachers, where specially designed materials would be turned into training videos for distribution via mobile phones, so the StudyDo design became part of MEET.
4) Finally, Bridges was published as a stand-alone bridge course. Bridges is designed to bridge the gap between understanding English and producing it, a gap that is quite common in English learners in South Central Asia.
Please email bridges AT studydo.asia if you have ideas for research or teaching projects. While supplies last, we are happy to provide class sets of Bridges to such projects, so that each of your learners can have a copy.
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