Professional Development Workshops For World Language Teachers

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Professional Development Workshops
For World Language Teachers

May 24 - June 28, 2010
Washington, DC


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Using Backward Design for Planning Standard Based Instruction<>
May 24- 25, Presenter: Jennifer Eddy, Ph.D., Queens College, Level: All
Before May 1: $200; Regular: $225
How do I design a curriculum based on the Standards with performance as the goal? What does performance assessment look like? This institute guides participants through a model protocol, aligning backward design specifically with the ACTFL Standards (5Cs).

Language Program Evaluation<>
May 26- 27, Presenters: Julie Sugarman, Francesca DiSilvio, Meg Malone, Level: All
Before May 1: $200; Regular: $225, Held at the Center for Applied Linguistics
Learn about different approaches to language program evaluation and the basic steps to designing an evaluation. Topics covered include basic principles of planning for an evaluation, including defining expectations for evaluation, collecting data and planning for analysis and reporting.

Developing Listening Comprehension<>
June 3-4, Presenter: Joan Rubin, Ph.D, Level: All
Before May 1: $200; Regular: $225
Through interactive, experiential demonstrations, participants experience and identify listening comprehension strategies and learn how to teach them to language learners. Participants apply these concepts to teaching strategies and plan listening tasks appropriate to their own instructional settings.

Understanding Assessment<>
June 9, Presenters: Victoria Nier, Anne Donovan, Meg Malone, Level: All
Before May 1: $100; Regular: $125
This institute focuses on differences between assessment and testing, distinguishing between various kinds of tests, learning to interpret results, and becoming familiar with choosing tests to fit a purpose. Topics covered include the differences among proficiency, achievement, and placement tests; the interpretation of results; and the application of information gained from the test to teaching.

How to Write Proposals to Get Funding for Language Projects<>
June 9- 10, Presenters: Anna Uhl Chamot, Ph.D., Catharine Keatley, Ph.D. and invited guests from government programs, Level: All
Before May 1: $200; Regular: $225
Designed to help administrators, teachers, and researchers learn about sources of funding for world language projects, this institute shows how to go about writing a proposal. Representatives from agencies speak about their grant programs and discuss individual project ideas.

Brain, Language, and Bilingualism<>
June 14- 15, Michael Ullman, Ph.D., Anna Uhl Chamot, Ph.D., Level: All
Before May 1: $225 Regular: $245
Language teachers interested in mind, memory, language, and the brain learn about the study of brain and language, relevant neuroanatomy, and research on the brain basis of bilingualism. The implications of Dr. Ullman's Declarative/Procedural Model for language learning and teaching are explored. An overview of cognitive processes in language learning strategies and classroom applications are discussed.

Spain: Language and Culture, Three Day Immersion for Spanish Teachers<>
June 21 - 24, Presenters: Embassy of Spain staff, Sheila Cockey,
Before May 1: $625 single /$525 double Regular: $675 single; $575 double (Includes 3 nights in dorm and most meals.)
An enjoyable, informative, immersion experience for teachers on Spanish language and culture, and how to teach it. All participants and presenters speak only Spanish for the duration of the Institute. In addition to an Embassy visit, programs include hands-on, interactive presentations, discussions, and cultural experiences. Evenings focus on sharing teaching strategies.

Teaching Spanish to Heritage Spanish Speakers <>
June 23-24, Presenters: Anna Uhl Chamot, Ph.D., Claudia Bezaka, Level: Secondary/College/Adult,
Before May 1: $200; Regular: $225 (Conducted in Spanish)
Secondary heritage Spanish speakers are fluent in oral Spanish, but vary greatly in their level of literacy. Those with educational gaps need help in developing their reading and writing proficiency and also in grammar and academic and literary vocabulary. Practical, research-based activities for high school Hispanic students demonstrate ways to teach literary concepts, language skills, and learning strategies for reading comprehension and writing in Spanish. Ways to differentiate instruction in mixed literacy level classes are suggested.

Arts Integration in the Foreign Language Classroom<>
June 28 Kristin Gomez, Level: Secondary/College/Adult
Before May 1: $100; Regular: $125,
Language teachers will learn to build a framework for incorporating the arts into their teaching. Participants will learn Arts integration strategies that provide a wonderful way to wrap language content into a rich, creative, and cultural context. Hands-on activities will allow participating teachers to explore different arts integration strategies and learn how to balance rigorous content and personal expression.

Professional development workshops offered by other Language Resource Centers can be found here<>.

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