Presented by: Irene Konyndyk
This workshop, for any language or class level, focuses on helping all students,
especially those with learning disabilities, become successful second language learners. Through experiential and hands-on activities, the workshop
will define learning disabilities, review research, and explain
a pedagogical approach for at-risk students that includes:
multisensory instruction, a structured environment, metacognition,
direct and explicit teaching, and other best practices
We strive to teach our classes 90 percent or more in the target language,
but how can we do that without receiving blank stares? In this session,
attendees will learn effective and engaging strategies to make sure that their students understand them during instruction in the target language. They will participate
in a series of proficiency-oriented activities that students love and that can be done entirely in the target language, regardless of which language they teach!
In this interactive workshop, we affirm that culture is the core content of any
world language course and that it lies at the heart of the standards-based approach to language education. The best way to delve into a culture is by using authentic resources rather than watered-down cultural summaries or worse, culture explained in English.
In this workshop, we’ll show how even novice-level learners can tap into the power
of using authentic resources. Join us as we explore various types of authentic cultural resources to better inform students’ knowledge of cultural products, practices,
and perspectives. Suitable for teachers of all age groups and proficiency levels.
As the focus in today's language classrooms shifts from vocabulary lists
and grammatical structures to communicative and cultural competence,
teachers need to develop new methods of instruction and assessment.
In this workshop, the presenter will guide the participants step-by-step
through the process of creating an Integrated Performance Assessment
as well as standards-based lessons that will prepare their students to be successful
on this type of assessment. Please bring a laptop to this workshop.
Steven Lander & Tapan Patel
We welcome all to attend this hands-on, practical, and experiential workshop.
This workshop will explore some of the best tools for implementing interpersonal
and presentational communication in class. We will explore the concept of student voice, and offer applicable suggestions on how to uncover and integrate student voice into
your classroom. We will be utilizing readily accessible tools in an experiential
and real-world approach. All will leave this workshop with the tools and ideas needed
to make student voice in your class really soar! We hope to see you there!