Summer 2019

Instructor Facilitated Graduate Courses

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Independent Study Courses where Registration is always open...

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Leading the Charge: Designing & Sustaining Standards-based World Language Programs

July 15-August 23

This course focuses on the skills and strategies that teachers, teacher leaders, department chairs, curriculum coordinators, and curriculum supervisors need in order to develop and sustain an effective standards-based world languages program.  Utilizing the World Readiness Standards, the Can-Do Statements, Proficiency Benchmarks, and other documents presented by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), participants in this course will examine how curriculum development, assessment strategies, and technology integration align a program with proficiency standards.  Additionally, participants will analyze how teacher recruitment and retention, teacher observation and supervision, and teacher professional development establish purposeful programs oriented toward standard-based language education.   Open to teachers of modern and classical languages.  Conducted in English by Dr. Michael Orlando.

Credit Options:

  • 60 Professional Development Points: $525

  • 3 Graduate Credits:

    • University of the Pacific: $850

    • Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $925

Spanish Writing Seminar: Using Global Themes to Enhance Written Presentational Communication

July 15- August 23

This writing seminar is designed to help Spanish teachers enhance their presentational writing skills.  In an attempt to achieve this goal, participants will examine the various writing genres that most often appear in the Spanish L2 classroom setting: description, narration, exposition, argumentation, and academic writing.  Using a diverse body of literary and cultural readings as models, participants will analyze specific writing styles in an attempt to hone their own writing skills.  Special attention will be given to the AP Spanish Language and Culture Global Themes as a way to inspire student writing samples.  The ACTFL 5 Cs will also inspire participants to design lesson activities that can be used in their own curricular practice.  Conducted in Spanish by Dr. Michael Orlando.

Credit Options:

  • 60 Professional Development Points: $525

  • 3 Graduate Credits:

    • University of the Pacific: $850

    • Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $925

Art & Architecture in the Spanish Speaking World

July 15-August 23

This course provides an introduction to the art and architecture of the Spainish-Speaking World.  Historical events will be discussed so that the student is able to understand what both art and architecture reveal about Spanish thought and culture. In addition to discovering the cultural and historical background to artistic constructions, students will design a lesson plans that integrate the content from this course into their own classroom. Conducted in Spanish.

 

Credit Options:

  • 60 Professional Development Points: $525

  • 3 Graduate Credits:

    • University of the Pacific: $850

    • Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $925

Integrating Arts through Authentic Resources in the French Classroom

Jul 15- August 23

This course focuses on using authentic resources in French to stimulate discussion, creativity, and a lasting love of French language and culture. Participants will explore French music, art, and history to create new works of art using poetry, theater and storytelling. All activities are accessible through the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Participants will use the three communication modes (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational) in innovative ways, interpreting though authentic resources and using the arts to express ourselves in the presentational and interpersonal modes. Along with colleagues, participants in this course will discuss the resources, explore the arts as a means to interpret and assess, and design classroom experiences that can be used with authentic resources beyond what we explore in this course. (Open to teachers of French. Conducted in French.)

 

Credit Options:

  • 60 Professional Development Points: $525

  • 3 Graduate Credits

    • University of the Pacific: $850

    • Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $925

 

Undertanding Italy Today through Manzoni and Tamaro

July 15- August 23

This course is designed for teachers who wish to better understand a segment of Italy’s past and its present through selected literary works of Alessandro Manzoni and Susanna Tamaro.  Participants will improve their language skills in Italian and be able to develop practical lesson plans for the classroom using Manzoni’s I Promessi Sposi and Tamaro’s Va Dove Ti Porta il Cuore.  This course is designed around these two literary works: the story, the setting, the characters, numerous themes, the historical context and its influence in forming today’s Italy.  Emphasis will be on comprehension, vocabulary building, improving listening and writing skills, in addition to literature analysis and discussion of the differences between I Promessi Sposi and Va Dove Ti Porta il Cuore including the themes that come up in each novel.  This course will be useful to participants because the study of I Promessi Sposi and Va Dove Ti Porta Il Cuore will help participants to better understand the Italy of today; its traditions, history, family life, geography and important themes. Participants can use the resources provided and the lesson plans that they will develop in this course to implement new lessons which can be adapted to the various levels of Italian classes taught from Italian 5 AP to Italian I for beginners. Group work will be in the form of discussion boards and lesson plan development. Conducted in Italian by Dr. Renata Kamenarova.

 

Credit Options:

  • 60 Professional Development Points: $525

  • 3 Graduate Credits

    • University of the Pacific: $850

    • Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $925

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