Winter 2020 COURSES

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

January 13- February 28

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

Film in the French Classroom: Using Global Themes to Enhance Student's Proficiency

January 13- February 28

Energize your classes with films that captivate imagination, make us laugh and cry, lead us to examine the essence of life.  This French course offers the unique opportunity to sculpt the direction of communicative competence in your class at any level, based on film, film clips and messages straight from the bedrock of French cinematography.  As a French teacher, you will be asked to develop and enrich your own linguistic skills, while adapting engaging activities for your students.  Your fellow colleagues will share their own creative inspiration with you as we travel from animated film to thought provoking historical drama.  Conducted in French by Chris Carroll.

Credit Options:

  • 60 Professional Development Points: $525

  • 3 Graduate Credits:

    • University of the Pacific: $850

    • Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $925

Spanish Speaking World Through Film

January 13- February 28

As teachers of Spanish, one of our major goals is to foster an appreciation of the highly diverse society in which we live. By exposing students to the target language through film we help them learn about challenging issues while developing their linguistic proficiency. This course will address six thought-provoking topics: war, the right to die, immigration, gender roles, identity (nations, nationalities, boundaries), and US foreign policy in the Spanish-speaking world. Background information will be gradually introduced and together we will decode many thematic symbols, cultural, social and political references. (Conducted in Spanish by Dr. Lynn McGovern)

Credit Options:

  • 60 Professional Development Points: $525

  • 3 Graduate Credits:

    • University of the Pacific: $850

    • Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $925

Masterpieces of Hispanic Short Stories: Teaching Prose in the Advanced Spanish Classroom

January 13- February 28

The study of the Hispanic short story represents a fundamental aspect of the curriculum of any Spanish class.  Reading and interpreting literature (prose) can present a challenge students at any level.  In this course, participants will read and analyze short stories of the Spanish-speaking world across different historical periods, literary movements, and themes.  In addition, this course will offer participants strategies and techniques for teaching the short story to students in the Pre-Advanced Placement classroom and in the Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture and Advanced Placement Spanish Literature and Culture classrooms.  Special attention will be given to the literary analysis using literary figures as a way to explicate different themes in the works.  Course participants will review the curricular underpinnings of the Advanced Placement course frameworks and gain a solid understanding as to how the short story allows enables writers to present the social and political issues of their time while developing their creative genius.  Conducted in Spanish by Dr. Michael Orlando with some readings in English. 

Credit Options:

  • 60 Professional Development Points: $525

  • 3 Graduate Credits:

    • University of the Pacific: $850

    • Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $925

Come, See and Conquer: Teaching Julius Caesar in the High School Classroom

January 13- Feburary 28

Using the Updated Standards for Classical Language Learning, participants will receive and create meaningful activities to apply when teaching Caesar's Gallic Wars. The focus will be on methods to help students understand Caesar's role as an author, general, and central political figure in the last days of the Roman republic through to Roman history, other Latin authors, and the modern world. This course will be especially useful to teachers who are currently teaching Caesar, teaching the AP Latin syllabus, or just interested in learning more about teaching Caesar. (Open to Latin teachers or anyone proficient in Latin. Conducted in English by Maureen Lamb)

 

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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