Summer 1: May 22- June 30
Language students come from a wide variety of backgrounds. As a result, students within a class have many different needs. This course explores many strategies that allow teachers to meet a wide variety of student needs, including an effective feedback loop, collaborative organization, understanding how students learn, creating more equitable assessments, giving students opportunities for choice, and creating scaffolded tasks to work towards proficiency. Teachers will come away with effective strategies and having designed activities and assessments that they can use immediately in their classes.
This course would be a great way for both novice and experienced teachers to connect with other teachers, collaborate on activities, and reflect deeply on how and why they teach. There will be many opportunities for creating lessons and brainstorming activities. The lessons, assignments, discussion topics, and writing prompts of this course can easily be modified to fit any language class at the middle, secondary, or university level. The course will rely heavily on the performance descriptors, sample performance indicators and sample progress indicators included in the revised he ACTFL Standards for Intercultural Competence.
By the end of this course, participants will have the opportunity to:
- Gain a working knowledge of the revised ACTFL Standards for Intercultural Competence
- Create personalized learning opportunities
- Collaborate on effective technology for language teaching
- Understand how to give students choice within their classroom experience
- Develop strategies for creating an inclusive classroom practice
- Support students using scaffolding strategies
- Connect and collaborate with other teachers
Required Textbooks (must be purchased prior to course start date)
Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment
Adair-Huck, Bonnie and Eileen W. Glisan and Francis J. Troyan
The Keys to Planning for Learning: Effective Curriculum, Unit, and Lesson Design
Donna Clementi and Laura Terrill
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.
Course Delivery: Online weekly learning modules, collaborative discussion boards and instuctor feedback. This course is not self-paced.
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,NY CTLEs, ACT48: $540
- 3 Graduate-level Credits:
- PEDD 9192: University of the Pacific: $875
- CLDE 591 GEN507 DIFF FOR LANG TEACHERS: CSU Pueblo: $900
- PDLL 567ID: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $955
- EDU 6130 Ashland University: (register and pay the university directly) $1050
About the Instructor
Maureen Lamb, M.Ed., Latin and Differentiation Instructor. Read more about Maureen on Our Team page!