Helaine W. Marshall

Long Island University - Hudson Graduate Campus, USA


Helaine W. Marshall, Professor of Education and Director of Language Education Programs at Long Island University-Hudson, Purchase, NY, USA, has research interests in culturally responsive-sustaining education, nontraditional approaches to grammar, and instructional technology, especially online flipped learning. She developed MALP® - the Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm® and SOFLA® the Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach. She publishes with University of Michigan Press.


Teacher and Professional Development Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach – SOFLA® more

Fri, Nov 12, 13:30-15:00 Asia/Tokyo

The Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach, or SOFLA, (Marshall, 2017; Marshall & Rodriguez Buitrago, 2017; Marshall & Kostka, 2020) combines two separate learning pathways that, in combination, can result in robust instruction: the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework for online teaching (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2000) and flipped learning (Bergmann & Sams, 2012). The presenter takes participants through the eight steps of SOFLA: (1) Pre-Work; (2) Sign-In; (3) Whole Group Application; (4) Breakouts; (5) Share-Out; (6) Preview and Discovery; (7) Assignment Instructions; and (8) Reflection. Guidelines, rationale, and caveats for each step are provided, with examples from the presenter’s classroom.

Helaine W. Marshall

Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy Online Language Pedagogy: The Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach more

Mon, Nov 15, 10:45-11:45 Asia/Tokyo

Best practices in online teaching should include the eight steps of the synchronous online flipped learning approach (SOFLA), a distance learning model which most closely replicates actual classroom teaching. SOFLA includes structured, interactive, multimodal activities, both asynchronous and synchronous, that create fertile spaces for teaching and learning online. Participants will learn how to implement each step and will receive digital resources to guide them in using SOFLA.

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