This year's World Press Photo of the Year comes from National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer. It is a ravishing shot taken of Somalis holding up their cellphones on a moonlit beach in Djibouti City, Djibouti. The reason I mention something about a piece of visual information is the way it captures the important need of human oral communication, and how technology put into the hands of the many helps fulfill that need, even to the … (read full blog)
Listening Comprehension with TechnologyMark Knowles email@example.com - Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Second language teachers are very good at testing listening comprehension, but how are we at teaching it? If asked to describe the listening comprehension process and then how best to teach listening, how well would we do? Since listening comprehension is one of the skills our students report feeling most apprehensive about, greater attention to this skill is a long time in coming. In this workshop we will look at some of the gaps that researchers Larry Vangergrift and Christine Goh are helping to fill and we will see how learners can activate processes of skilled listeners. The workshop will also focus on practical and successful ideas for listening tasks that use technology.
K12-FLTP: Wikis and YouTube AnnotationEdwige Simon - Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Note: The k12-FLTP events are primarily for high school and middle school teachers and include a registration fee of 50. In this workshop, you will learn how to search and download Youtube clips, create your own library of video clips in Youtubes and use the annotation tools to add texts, captions and edit various videos. The afternoon will be devoted to a hands-on exploration of wiki tools. Our guest speaker for the day will be Toni Theisen.
K12-FLTP: Make Up DayEdwige Simon & Courtney Fell firstname.lastname@example.org - Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Course description coming soon
Technology SamplerCourtney Fell email@example.com - Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 3:00 PM
This workshop is our chance to present a number of interesting and language-related tech tools in a short period of time. Have any suggestions for technologies that you would like us to feature? Contact Courtney or Edwige!
K12/CU FLTP: Portfolio Intensive (Part One)Edwige Simon & Courtney Fell firstname.lastname@example.org - Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at 8:30 AM
The first portion of the portfolio intensive will include: an Introduction to Portfolio Design in which we will look at examples, discuss content & purpose of the teaching portfolio; a workshop on WordPress in which participants will create their own blog; a photoshoot to provide participants with a professional photograph of themselves for their portfolio; and a teaching philosophy workshop.
K12/CU FLTP: Portfolio Intensive (Part Two)Edwige Simon & Courtney Fell email@example.com - Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 8:30 AM
The second day of the portfolio intensive will include: a resume/CV workshop; a discussion about how to present content in your portfolio, such as lesson plans or technology activities, using video and annotated screenshots; time for participants to build the content and design their portfolio; and lastly, a critique/recommendations portion in which participants will exchange constructive criticism of each others' portfolio.
Language Technology Share FairCourtney Fell & Edwige Simon - Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Join us for a full day of presentations by our FLTP participants! Contact Courtney or Edwige if you're interested in presenting! Then, from noon-1pm, Dr. Adrienne Gonzales (University of Denver) will present on "Digital tools for differentiated instruction". FLTP participants will receive one credit for attending 4 presentations at the FLTP Share Fair (up to two credits), a credit for presenting, and an additional credit for attending the guest speaker talk.