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"Psycholinguists argue about whether language reflects our perception of reality or helps create them. I am in the latter camp. Take the names we give the animals we eat. The Patagonian toothfish is a prehistoric-looking creature with teeth like needles and bulging yellowish eyes that lives in deep waters off the coast of South America. It did not catch on with sophisticated foodies until an enterprising Los Angeles importer renamed it the considerably more palatable "Chilean sea bass." Hal Herzog

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Les Hommes libres at International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Mark Knowles - Thursday January 21st

Normally we don't announce film screenings in this space, but this particular screening is too important not to announce it. Les Hommes libres is a 2011 French film written and directed by Ismael Ferroukhi. It tells a semi-fictionalized story about the courage of Muslim resistance fighters who sought to rescue Jews from deportation in Occupied Paris during WWII. There will be a talkback led by GSLL's own Beverly Weber, and the film will be … (read full blog)

Announcements

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Accessibility and Best Practices for Universal Des

Alaina Beaver edwige.simon@colorado.edu - Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 3:00 PM

In this workshop, Alaina Beaver from OIT will introduce the basic principles of Universal Design and ADA compliance. Bring a syllabus and learn how to make it fully accessible to your students! This workshop will help you prepare for the upcoming ADA compliance policy that CU will launch next month!

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Dealing with Information Overload

Alison Hicks edwige.simon@colorado.edu - Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to keep on top of all the changes in your field? Having trouble keeping track of your teaching materials, new publications, websites, blogs and social media? In this workshop, you will learn a variety of techniques and tools to simplify and streamline your process and conquer information overload.

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Flipped Workshop

Luca Giupponi and Daniel Trego edwige.simon@colorado.edu - Friday, March 4th, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Luca Giupponi and Daniel Trego, Educational Technology Specialists, Center for Language Teaching Advancement, Michigan State University

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How can D2L work for you and your students?

Courtney Fell edwige.simon@colorado.edu - Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 10:00 AM

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Gamification in D2L

Nick Einterz edwige.simon@colorado.edu - Monday, March 28th, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Monday, March 28th, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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Technology Integration in the Classroom

Edwige Simon edwige.simon@colorado.edu - Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 3:00 AM, Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 3:00 PM

This session explores the role of technology in the instructional design process, how to select the most relevant technologies and how to use them in a pedagogically sound fashion.

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Portfolio Intensive (Part One)

Edwige Simon edwige.simon@colorado.edu - Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at 9:00 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 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

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Film Policy Change

Courtney Malone - May 1st, 2015

Great news!! Undergraduate students can check out DVD films for up to 48 hours! Search on our Catalog at: http://ow.ly/Mmmft and see if we have the language film you are looking for!

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Portfolio Intensive (Part Two)

Edwige Simon edwige.simon@colorado.edu - Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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

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Keep up to date with ALTEC!

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