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CRE in the World Language Classroom
CRE in the World Language Classroom
In this online course, the presenter will introduce participants to frameworks of culturally responsive education (CRE) and how they connect with world language education. Rather than a checklist of behaviors or knowledge, this workshop is designed around the belief that critical reflection is a key component of culturally responsive teaching. As such, opportunities for critical reflection will be embedded throughout the course, and participants are encouraged to thoughtfully engage in each opportunity as it arises.

Presenter: Dorie Conlon

Commitment: Total of two (2) hours PD
Member Price: $89.99
Non-Member Price: $109.99
Assisting HLLs Using Existing Resources
Assisting HLLs Using Existing Resources
This online course serves as a brief overview of what current research exists with regards to Heritage Language Learners (HLLs) in the World Language classroom and focuses on how to use differentiated and guided instruction in order to facilitate learning in classrooms consisting of heritage speakers and those with mixed proficiency levels.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the main characteristics of heritage speakers
  • Define the principles of differentiated instruction and how that is applicable to HLLs
  • Strategically use existing resources to support these learners

    Commitment:

    Total of one (1) hour PD.

    INSTRUCTIONS


    Click on "Update Cart" to add the course to your cart, then "Proceed to Checkout". After successfully completing your order, you will receive an email from us with the enrollment message and details on how to access ACTFLearn Central. Please allow 15 minutes for your order to be processed and you will receive a follow up email with instructions to access your course.

    Happy Learning!
  • Member Price: $0.00
    Non-Member Price: $24.99
    Core Practices of Effective Language Learning
    Core Practices of Effective Language Learning

    Explore and deconstruct research-based strategies for effectively developing your students’ language proficiency. At the same time, this series allows you to gain practical knowledge for designing real-world tasks for your classroom and curriculum.

    DETAILS

    The courses in this module include:

    • Using the Target Language as the Vehicle for Instruction
    • Interpersonal Communicative Tasks
    • Presentational Communication
    • Lesson Design
    • Teacher Grammar as a Concept
    • Authentic Cultural Text
    • Providing Appropriate Feedback

    Run Time: 140 minutes

    Professional learning certificate available upon completion for 2 contact hours!

    PRESENTER

    • Dr. Eileen Glisan, Distinguished Professor of Spanish and Foreign Language Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).

    Member Price: $89.90
    Non-Member Price: $119.00
     
    Formative & Summative Assessments to Guide Language Learning
    Formative & Summative Assessments to Guide Language Learning

    Assessments are an integral tactic for every teacher's lesson and unit plans to gauge students' proficiency in all three modes of communication. While extremely valuable and rewarding, designing and adapting assessments for your individual lesson plans and your students' unique needs can be time-consuming. Which assessments should you use and how often? What data are we looking for? How do we design them? In this VLM, join 2012 ACTFL National Teacher of the Year, Yo Azama, to take a deep dive into the theory and practical application of assessment to guide your students' language learning. Helpful resources and thought-provoking discussion questions interspersed throughout each module make this virtual learning module a must-watch for new and veteran teachers alike.

    CONTACT HOURS: 1.2. 1-year access beginning at the moment of purchase.

    Presenter: Yo Azama, 2012 ACTFL National Teacher of the Year, currently teaches Japanese at North Salinas High School and World Language Teaching Method course at California State University, Monterey Bay. He is a team leader of the Monterey Bay World Language Project. Mr. Azama has 23 years of teaching experience from kindergarten to high school. He has conducted numerous presentations and seminars regionally, nationally, and internationally on various topics including; Social Issues Infused Lessons, Motivational Curriculum & Syllabus Design, Classroom Management, and Effective use of Technology in World Language Classroom. He has also served as a College Board Advisor for AP Japanese Language and Culture Development Committee. He has been the recipient of numerous awards such as the 2012 ACTFL Language Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Teacher of America Award by Carlston Family Foundation, the Robert J. Ludwig Distinguished Leadership Award, and Elgin Heinz Teaching Excellence Award just to name a few. Yo Azama's teaching has been featured in the Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 Video Library by WGBH Boston in 2003.

    Member Price: $59.00
    Non-Member Price: $89.00
    Literacy Development through the Teaching of World Languages
    Literacy Development through the Teaching of World Languages

    This series reexamines the foundations of practical reading strategies and provides numerous classroom examples from real language teachers. This examination of the fundamentals is a must for budding educators and veteran teachers alike.

    DETAILS

    The courses in this module include:

    • Demystifying Literacy
    • Getting Students Engaged in Reading
    • Building Proficiency Through Reading

    Run Time: 110 minutes

    Professional learning certificate available upon completion for 1.8 contact hours!

    PRESENTERS

    • Greta Lundgaard, Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Coordinator for Plano Independent School District
    • Carolina Reyt, Plano Independent School District.
    • Jane Shea, Department Chair - Jasper High School - Plano, Texas.

    Member Price: $79.00
    Non-Member Price: $119.00
    Developing Learners' Performance - Aiming Toward Proficiency
    Developing Learners' Performance - Aiming Toward Proficiency

    How does Performance point toward Proficiency? Instruction is always looking ahead to the targeted proficiency level, while supporting and developing learners’ performance through a controlled context. Presenters will provide an overview to the proficiency levels of Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior and will explore the implied instructional emphases that will help language learners move from one level to the next.

    DETAILS

    The courses in this module include:

    • Guiding Language Performance through Novice into Intermediate
    • Guiding Language Performance through Intermediate to Advance
    • Guiding Language Performance through Advanced to Superior

    Run Time: 180 minutes

    Professional learning certificate available upon completion for 3 contact hours!

    PRESENTERS

    • Arnold Bleciher, ACTFL OPI trainer and national consultant specializing in Spanish, World Language Methodology, and Second Language Acquisition.
    • Stephanie Dhonau, Associate Professor of Second Languages and the coordinator of the Master of Arts in Second Languages Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR).
    • Fernando Rubio, Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics and Co-Director of the Second Language Teaching and Research Center at the University of Utah.

    Member Price: $119.00
    Non-Member Price: $179.00
    Maintaining Target Language in the Classroom
    Maintaining Target Language in the Classroom

    This module examines guiding principles and the research behind them for using the target language as exclusively as possible (at least 90% plus) in the classroom. In immersion programs, English is not an option. How do teachers help students learn content from all subject areas while developing students' use of the target language? Our presenters identify what works in creating comprehensible input, emphasizing learning the content of other disciplines through a second language. With a focus on younger learners, we will identify ways to adapt those strategies for beginning language learners at any age.

    DETAILS

    The courses in this module include:

    • Learning Content Through the Target Language
    • Exploring Culture Through the Target Language
    • Maintaining Communication Through the Target Language

    Run Time: 180 minutes

    Professional learning certificate available upon completion for 3 contact hours!

    PRESENTERS

    • Tara Fortune, PhD, immersion teaching specialist and director of the Immersion Research and Professional Development Program at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota.
    • Jean W. LeLoup, PhD, Spanish Professor at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
    • Donna Clementi, foreign language methods instructor at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin.

    Member Price: $119.00
    Non-Member Price: $179.00
    Building Vocabulary
    Building Vocabulary

    Is it true that vocabulary is the key to learning language? Absolutely, it's essential! Students need to build vocabulary and develop strategies for learning vocabulary in order to be able to understand, write and speak about a topic. This Virtual Learning Module (VLM) will explore strategies for making vocabulary learning an intentional part of instruction.

    Each part of the module will focus on a different aspect of vocabulary and participants are encouraged to reflect on the following focus questions:

    • What makes vocabulary so important?
    • How do we select vocabulary?
    • How do we understand and learn the meaning of new vocabulary?
    • How do we work with new vocabulary in meaningful ways?
    • How do we assess vocabulary?

    By the end of the 5-part VLM, you will be able to:

    • Explain why vocabulary is critically important and why a strong vocabulary is critical for advancing proficiency
    • Identify strategies for selecting words that students will learn and apply those strategies for word selection to an authentic text
    • Create functional vocabulary lists and/or implement vocabulary note-taking organizers
    • Design activities in each mode of communication that focus on acquisition of new vocabulary
    • Assess vocabulary in context
    Member Price: $59.00
    Non-Member Price: $99.00

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