Summer 1: May 23-July 1 (ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS)
For communication in L2 to exist, students need something to talk about, and students of this generation are keen to discuss real topics which can lead to improved critical thinking skills. Reading short novels written expressly for students acquiring L2, provides the perfect springboard to engage in heady topics, such as those surrounding social justice. In this course, students will be presented with social justice issues through reading three novels of different levels in Spanish: Debido a la tormenta, María María: un cuento de un huracán and Como vuela la pelota, and how they can be addressed in the context of the Spanish classroom. Within each module, participants will examine the online content, read the books, engage in discussion, prepare and share activities for use in the classroom. The course is a forum to collaborate, share ideas and best practices for involving level-appropriate novels in the world language classroom. Conducted in Spanish by Jennifer Degenhardt.
Students who matriculate into an Instructor-Facilitated course should adhere to the dates listed on the website. Final coursework should be submitted within one week after the course end date. Course extensions beyond one week are subject to a $50 fee.
Required Texts (must be purchased prior to course start date)
Debido a la tormenta by Jennifer Degenhardt (2018)
Maria Maria: un cuento de un huracán by Jennifer Degenhardt (2018)
Como vuela la pelota by Jennifer Degenhardt (2020)
Not sure which credit option to choose? Credit options are based on district approval. Learn more about each credit option here.
- 60 Professional Development Points: $540
- 3 Graduate Credits:
- SNHU: 3 Transferable Graduate Credits: PDLL 566ID: $955
- University of the Pacific: 3 Non-degree Graduate Credits: PEDD 9190: $875
- Colorado State University Pueblo: 3 Degree Applicable Graduate Credits: CLDE 591 SPAN518 TEACHNG SOCIAL JUSTICE: $900
- EDU 6130 Ashland University: (register and pay the university directly) $1050
About the Instructor
Jennifer Degenhardt, B.A., M.Ed., Author and Spanish Instructor. Read more about Jen on Our Team page!