Workshop Calendar

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FLTP Workshop
VoiceThread Think Tank
Tuesday March 3rd from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Hellems 152
Instructor: TBA
During this 2 hour session, 5 instructors will discuss their experience using VoiceThread and brainstorm ways to make more advanced use of this tool.
FLTP Workshop
Technologies that Reshape our Understanding of Lan
Tuesday March 17th from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Hellems 152
Instructor: Mark Knowles
Online fan fiction, high speed travel, DJing, and texting all have one thing in common: They are changing the way some of us think about language. The consequences can have important impacts on those people who teach languages. In this workshop, we'll explore these technologies and their consequences and come up with ways we might explore these technologies with language learners.
FLTP Workshop
Portfolio Intensive (Part One)
Saturday April 11th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Hellems 152
Instructor: Edwige Simon
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 site; a photoshoot to provide participants with the a professional photograph of themselves for their portfolio; and a teaching philosophy workshop lead by Anne Becher from the Spanish department
FLTP Workshop
Using Technology to Energize Task-Based Teaching
Thursday April 16th from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Hellems 152
Instructor: Mark Knowles
Task-based language learning (TBLT) hit the textbook stands for the first time in the 1980s. The advantages of this language learning approach are that tasks involve a primary of focus on meaning, tasks contain some kind of gap that pressures students to fill in, TBLT gives participants a variety of choices as far to the linguistic resources needed to complete the task, and tasks have clearly defined, non-linguistic outcomes. While the approach offers much promise, it does take some effort to come up curricula and materials for D2L-delivery, or hybrid and/or online learning. We'll look at some ways technology might help address the needs of teachers who want to do more with TBLT.
FLTP Workshop
Portfolio Intensive (Part Two)
Saturday April 18th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Hellems 152
Instructor: Edwige Simon
The second day of the portfolio intensive will include: a resume workshop lead by Career Services; 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; a critique/recommendations portion in which participants will exchange constructive criticism of each other's portfolio
Writing on whiteboard
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