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Workshops & Language Institute

Workshops and Language Institute

Idioma Education offers convenient and flexible courses specifically designed for educators who are focused on developing the skills necessary to expand their knowledge and meet the challenges of today’s World Language classroom.

Join us for workshops and networking opportunities that are guaranteed to re-energize your passion for teaching. Open to K-12 teachers of all levels and languages. Please keep in mind that we also off on-site workshops at your location for professional days. Please email us for more information.

 VIRTUAL SUMMER WORLD LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

Getting to the Core of it!
High Leverage Teaching Practices
to Promote Language Proficiency
Dr. Michael Orlando Jr. Ed.D.

ZOOM CONFERENCE SESSIONS          June 29- July 1, 2020                    9:00-11:00 EST  & 1:00-3:00 EST
11:00-1:00 EST Networking & Special Presentations

The ACTFL Core Practices for World Languages teaching and learning identify effective strategies and tasks that are essential for all levels of language instruction.  These High-leverage Teaching Practices (HLTPs) are the tasks and activities that all teachers, novice and seasoned alike, should understand and integrate into a standards-based languages program in order to enhance student skill development and proficiency.  Based on the research of Donato and Glisan (2017), the HLTPs signify the core priorities for all instructional design and assessment practices that teachers use to engage all students in the learning process.  Participants will have the chance to review their own curriculum, collaborate with colleagues, and design lessons on site. Come explore the use of these HLTPs with Idioma! 

Summer Institute Objectives

During this interactive Summer institute, participants will focus on the essential components of the Core Practices of language teaching and learning by:

  • examining briefly the research that informs each practice
  • deconstructing each practice from the research to apply in the classroom
  • rehearsing the practices by simulating/practicing classroom application
  • developing assessment techniques for each practice  
  • reflecting on and enhancing your curriculum to reflect the practices 

    Read American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Guiding Principles For Language Learning

    Graduate Credit and PDPs

    Participants in the Summer institute can earn 3 graduate credits through Southern New Hampshire University, University of the Pacific or Ashland University for the completion of:
    • 15 hours of face-to-face (virtual) instruction during the workshops
    • 4 weeks of on-line coursework (8-10 per week) completing all readings, learning activities, discussions, and final project
    Participants in the Summer institute can earn 67.5 PDPs for the completion of: 
    • 15 hours of face-to-face (virtual) instruction during the workshops
    • 4 weeks of on-line coursework (8-10 per week) completing all readings, learning activities, discussions, and final project
    Participants in the Summer institute can earn 15 PDPs for the completion of:
    • 15 hours of face-to-face (virtual) instruction during the workshops 
    • a final work product related to the content of the workshops submitted two weeks after the conclusion of the institute

    Meet the Instructors:

    Michael Orlando Ed.D.     

      Workshop Schedule

      ​Monday, June 29:  Zoom Virtual Conference

      9:00 - 11:00: Workshop #1: Facilitating Target Language Comprehensibility

      Workshop led by Maureen Lamb M.Ed.

      This session will focus on the ways in which language teachers can work to make the target language comprehensible to all students.  Focus on how to create a learning context that supports the use of the target language will be explored. Interactive strategies to engage learners in comprehensible interactions will highlight how we can support learners and help them level up.

      11:00 - 1:00: Lunch and Networking

      1:00 - 3:00: Workshop #2: Building a Classroom Discourse Community

      Workshop led by Joseph Parodi-Brown, Ed.D.

      During this session, participants will explore how to nurture a discourse community in their classrooms. Strategies and ideas for engagement will highlight how we can develop learners’ interpersonal classroom communication with us and with their peers.  As we strive for ways to build conversation, this session will offer insights into cultivating active student participation in meaningful conversations.

      Tuesday, June 30:  Zoom Virtual Conference

      9:00 - 11:00: Workshop #3: Guiding Learners to Interpret and Discuss Authentic Texts

      Workshop led by Joseph Parodi-Brown, Ed.D.

      Interpreting authentic texts is a key element of the interpretive mode of communication. In this session, participants will examine active strategies for textual interpretation and subsequent class conversations.  Learn the steps needed to guide students to make sense of what they read and to convey those ideas in their own words through meaningful interpretive tasks. 

      11:00 - 1:00: Lunch and Networking

      1:00 - 3:00: Workshop #4: Focusing on Form - Grammar with the PACE model

      Workshop led by Michael Travers. M.Ed.

      Are you interested in exploring grammar in context instead of the traditional deductive approach?  This session will explore the fundamental aspects of the P.A.C.E. approach (Presentation, Attention, Co-Construction, and Extension). Explore how to use meaningful context and dialogic inquiry when presenting and studying grammar. Participants will utilize strategies from earlier sessions to make their grammar work come alive.  

      Wednesday, July 1: Zoom Virtual Conference

      9:00 - 11:00: Workshop #5: Focusing on Cultural Products, Practices, and Perspectives

      Workshop led by A.C. Quintero

      In this session, participants will explore the importance of helping students build cultural competence in relation to their study of the target language.  By exploring the relationship between products, practices, and perspectives, participants will uncover strategies to help students understand the value systems of the target culture.  Discover how the IMAGE model builds cultural competency and establishes a classroom discourse community. 

      11:00 - 1:00: Lunch and Networking

      1:00 - 3:00: Workshop #6: Providing Oral and Corrective Feedback to Improve Learner Performance

      Workshop led by Elisa Kirschhoffer. M. Ed.

      Giving feedback may be one of the most challenging aspects of our work in a language classroom.  In this session, participants will examine the role of timely feedback in a variety of forms.  Learn strategies to deliver feedback and motivate students while developing their proficiency.  Special emphasis on the role of social-emotional learning will be explored as a way to position students for success in the classroom.

      Tuition Fees for the VIRTUAL Summer World Language Institute: DISCOUNTED PRICES

      Three (3) Graduate Credits & 67.5 PDP/PDU's:  

      67.5 PDP/PDU's (no graduate credit): $540

      15 PDP/PDU's (no graduate credit): $300

      PDP Certificates or Graduate Credit Transcripts are provided after participants have completed an extension of learning activity (lesson plan) following the Institute. Coursework is available online through Idioma's Learning Management System.

      Required Text for Graduate Coursework: Enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices

              By: Eileen W. Glisan and Richard Donato  

              Publisher: ACTFL, 2018

              Print or eBook https://www.actfl.org/publications/books-and-brochures/enacting-the-work-language-instruction-high-leverage-teaching-practices

       

      Register here for Virtual Summer World Language Institute